Category Archives: Manzanos

Fourth of July Hike – 11/17/2017

‘Tis our plan on our visits to the cabin at El Cerrito to take out a day during our stay and hike in the Manzanos.  On this trip we headed to the Fourth of July Campground and chose the Fourth … Continue reading

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El Cerrito Walkabout – 10/10/2017

Made the usual tour of our place, El Cerrito, with Steve & Sharon.  Up the hill from the cabin to the top/eastern border, then down to the rock overlook at the southeast east corner of Cerrito del Llano.  From there … Continue reading

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Red Canyon, Manzano Crest, Spruce Spring Backpack – 05/12/2015

Up via Spruce Spring Trail: Total Distance:  4.29 miles Elevation: start 8,042 ft, maximum 9,201 ft,  minimum 8,008 ft Gross gain: 1,159 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 2,323 ft, descending 1,162 ft Maximum slope: 49% ascending, 48% descending, 14% … Continue reading

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Ox Canyon Hike – 04/08/2017

On Sunday, the second day of our two-nights in Manzano Mountains State Campground we headed for the Ox Canyon trail.  We chose it over Kayser Mill or Spruce Spring because on the topo map it appeared to be not as … Continue reading

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Red Canyon Hike – 04/08/2017

This weekend Jay and I set up our R-Pod camper at the Manzano Mountains State Campground, as a shakedown for future trips further afield.  And it brought us near to four of the fine trails in the Manzano Mountains.   … Continue reading

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El Cerrito Walkabout – 12/18/2016

Went today to El Cerrito del Llano, where Pat & I are building our straw bale cabin.  To make it a “hike”, Jay & I walked the perimeter of our “El Cerrito”.  Snow had fallen the day before, about an … Continue reading

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