Posts tagged ‘placitas’

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: 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: Osha Spring Trail ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

April 1, 2014

Osha Spring Trail

Osha Spring Trail Map

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

March 22, 2014

Strip Mine Trail

Strip Mine Trail Map

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Day Hike: North Piedra Lisa / Del Agua Loop ~ Sandia Mountains ~ New Mexico, USA

Went on a great hike this morning with a good group of people from the ASCHG. Hiked a loop: Up the North Piedra Lisa Trail, then hiked back down the Del Agua Trail, both on the north side of the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque. Didn’t hike all the way up to to saddle where the North Piedra Lisa Trail meets up with the South Piedra Lisa Trail, but look forward to doing that entire hike, from north to south, at some point in the near future. The Del Agua Trail was a bit more challenging than the Piedra Lisa Trail, as you will see in the pics. There were a couple of minor slips, but no falls, except for the water variety.

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