Posts tagged ‘outdoors’

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!!! 🙂

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Day Hike: Winsor Trail to Raven’s Ridge and Deception Peak ~ Santa Fe National Forest ~ Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Friday, June 16, 2017

Given the elevation of Deception Peak (12,343 feet), we were a little concerned that, in mid-June, we would run into snow and ice as we approached the higher elevations. Just to be safe, we packed our micro-spikes.  We did encounter some remaining snow above 11,000 feet, but it was minimal. So we didn’t need our spikes, and the snow just added to the beauty of the area.

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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! 🙂 Read more…

Day Hike: 10K / Ellis / South Crest Loop (Part 1) ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, June 2, 2017

Our plan was to hike this 11.1 mile loop in one day. Unfortunately, due to building storm clouds and thunder at the crest, for safety reasons, we cut the hike short at the Ellis Trailhead and took the Challenge Trail back down to the 10K Trailhead. It turned out to be a good move on our part because about two hours later, the rain was coming down pretty good. We came back the following Friday and finished the loop. Read more…

Day Hike: Six Trails Loop ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, May 26, 2017

Actually, there really isn’t a hike called Six Trails Loop in the Sandias, but I had to call it something. And since this is a loop hike that encompasses six different trails, Six Trails Loop sounded appropriate!  Read more…

Backpacking: San Pedro Parks Wilderness ~ Cuba, New Mexico, USA

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Overnight backing trip to the San Pedro Parks Wilderness (SPPW) near Cuba, New Mexico. Hiked three trails: the Vacas Trail (#51), Damian Trail (#436), and the Palomas Trail (#50).

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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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