Posts tagged ‘cibola national forest’

Day Hike: Embudo Trailhead to 3 Gun Spring Trail to Oso Pass to Embudito Trailhead ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hiked all, or part, of three trails today. Started the hike from one trailhead. Finished the hike at another trailhead. Yes… that means this hike requires a shuttle! 🙂 Got an earlier start for this hike because we had to drop one vehicle off at the Embudito Trailhead. Then drove the second vehicle a few miles south to the Embudo Trailhead. Our plan was to hike the Embudo Trail up to Post Pass, where the Embudo Trail ends, then hike the 3 Gun Spring Trail up to Oso Pass, then hike the Embudito Trail down to its trailhead.

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Day Hike: Pino Trail ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, June 3, 2016

Haven’t hike the Pino Trail in a few years, so decided it was time to hike it again… this time to shoot some video. The trail was just as I remembered it — long, with great views, and  a lot of climbing! 🙂 If you want to see some still pics of the Pino Trail from the hike I did a few years ago, search this blog for “Pino Trail”.

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Day Hike: South Piedra Lisa Trail ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, May 13, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016

Hiked the South Piedra Lisa Trail — twice — so the video will be a compilation of those two hikes. Since doing this hike, I read that the new, lower section of the trail was completed in March, 2016. So a big thanks to all the volunteers who worked to make this happen. The new section is much more enjoyable than hiking up the gravel road. However, on the first hike, we completely missed the signs showing where the new section is located and just walked up the gravel road like we had done some years back. On the second hike, we finally got it right!
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Day Hike: Whitewash / Oso Pass / 3 Gun Spring / Off-Trail Shortcut / Embudo ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Sunday, May 3, 2015

My hiking buddy, Marty, and I hit the Embudo Trail Head early that morning. Must be a pretty popular place because there was plenty of paved parking. Gates opened at 0700. We arrived at 0715 ready to hike.

This trip represents a departure from the way I typically document my hikes. For the past few months, or even longer, I have been seriously thinking about leaving my full-size DSLR camera at home and switching exclusively to video. There are numerous reasons that make video more appealing to me, and I decided this hike would be a good place to make the switch. This is the first time I have ever hiked and not taken a single still image. And if you’ve ever hiked with me and/or looked through my blog, you know that represents a major change. And, yes, it did feel really weird not to have my other camera with me. 🙂

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Day Hike: Tunnel Spring ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Placitas, New Mexico, USA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Small group hike today with members of the ASCHG to do the Tunnel Spring Hike up near Placitas. This hike starts at the northern entrance to the Crest Trail (#130). There is a spring called Tunnel Spring and, according to the map, not too far from the trail head. Towards the end of the hike, we did pass some seepage which might have originated from a spring, but whether that spring was THE spring, and whether it has tunnel-like characteristics, is anybody’s guess.

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Day Hike: Off Trail Near Lower South Ridge of Waterfall Canyon ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, April 10, 2015

Did an off-trail hike this morning with Marty, my hiking buddy. We had originally planned on starting out from the La Luz Trail Head and then hiking up the north ridge of Chimney Canyon, then crossover and hike down the south ridge of Waterfall Canyon to the South Piedra Lisa Trail. However, once we got to the trail head, we decided that might be a bit much for our first off-trail experience, so we decided to do something a little shorter just to get our feet wet.

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Day Hike: Pine Shadow ~ Manzano Mountains ~ Belen, New Mexico, USA

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Went on a group hike today, all the way down to the southern end of the Manzano Mountains to hike the Pine Shadow Trail (#170A), and it took almost two hours just to get to the trail head! The Pine Shadow Trail Head is the southern entry/exit point of the Manzano Mountains and leads up towards Manzano Peak and the Crest Trail (#170), although we did not venture that far today. Hey… we’re seniors!! 😉

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