Posts tagged ‘crest trail’

Day Hike: Canyon Estates Trailhead to Embudito Trailhead ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Okay, let me just come out and say it: This was a tough hike. It was long. It was hot. It was dry. There was a lot of climbing. We are old. Oh, and we ran out of water about 1/2 mile from the finish line. Other than that… what a great hike!!! πŸ™‚

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Day Hike: 10K / Ellis / South Crest Loop (Part 2) ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, June 9, 2017

After being forced to bail out of this hike a week ago, due to storm clouds and thunder, we came back out to the 10K Trailhead today to finish our loop hike. The day’s weather was in complete cooperation with our hiking plans, but signage and lack of signage would present some unexpected challenges! πŸ™‚ Read more…

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 Β a lot of climbing! πŸ™‚ 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: 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: 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!! πŸ˜‰

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Day Hike: Knife Edge of the Shield ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

April 25, 2013

Woke up to a very cool morning and things looked a little unsettled at the top of the mountain. It wasn’t enough to stop us, though, so off we went!

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Day Hike: 10k / Osha Loop / North Crest / 10k / Survey / Challenge Trails Loop ~ Sandia Mountains ~ New Mexico, USA

May 21, 2013

This was my first hike with the ASCHG this year, although I had signed up for three earlier hikes with them but ended up having to cancel all three. The hike yesterday was in the Sandia Mountains at Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Drove up the east side of the Sandias until we got to the 10k Trail Head at an elevation of 9,968 feet. If it didn’t jump out at you, the 10k trail is so-named because it runs (generally) along the 10,000 foot contour line on a topo map. Β After arriving at the trail head/parking area, the hike leader gave us a rundown on his hiking rules and we hit the trail!

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