Category Archives: Sandias, East

North Crest Hike – 10/12/2017

Hiking with Pat, we went looking for bright fall colors of aspen; a few weeks ago she had hiked with a friend north from the Sandia Crest House (Visitors Center) north on the Crest Trail and found a large grove … Continue reading

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10K – 08/30/2015

Total Distance:  4.0 miles Elevation: start 9,975 ft, maximum 10,042 ft,  minimum 9,837 ft Gross gain: 67 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 1,042 ft, descending 1,036 ft Maximum slope: 28% ascending, 27% descending, 9% average Duration: 3:02 GPS .KML file … Continue reading

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Osha Springs Hike – 12/20/2015

We tackled this hike, expecting it to be tough, but a first step towards going the whole distance on the Osha Spring trail, to see the Landsend Mine. Total Distance: 3.47 miles Elevation: 6,859 start, 7,334 maximum, 6,500 minimum Gross … Continue reading

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Crest Trail Hike – 8/22/2016

Drove up the Crest Highway to Sandia Crest for a hike with Pat and Peyton.  From Albuquerque, the Crest was shrouded in clouds.  And the clouds were still hanging around when we arrived at the Crest House.  None the less, … Continue reading

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Armijo-Faulty-Cienega Hike – 11/27/2016

The weather forecast called for cold and windy conditions, with a likelihood of snow. ‘Tho we planned to head out into the Ojito Wilderness, these conditions would make for an unpleasant hike.  So, we changed our plans and headed for the … Continue reading

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North Mystery Hike – 7/31/2016

Jay here: Not sure what the mystery to the Mystery Trail is. It may be the mystery of why it took us so long to see this one on the Sandia trail maps. The trailhead is only a few miles … Continue reading

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10K-Crest-10K Hike – 7/24/2016

Another hot day in Albuquerque and all lower elevations, so Jay and I headed towards the top of the Sandia Mountains.  Following initially the section of the 10K trail that Pat & I hiked earlier in the week, we continued … Continue reading

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10K Hike – 7/21/2016

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Survey Hike – 7/3/2016

Click on the above image for an expanded view. ‘Twas to be a hot day at 5000 feet elevation in Albuquerque.  So we went “to the mountain”, high up on the east side of the Sandia Mountains.  The Survey Trail, used … Continue reading

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Mud Spring-Faulty Hike – 05/15/2016

Click on the above image for an expanded view. This trail came to our attention just this year, in the latest edition of “60 Hikes within 60 Miles” (Ausherman).  In past years, we looked into Barts and Canoncito Trails but found … Continue reading

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