Category Archives: Placitas

Noname Hike – 09/17/2017

Returned to Noname Canyon (a name that we have given it, since we can’t find a name on any maps) for a short day.  The trail goes up a narrow canyon with numerous stretches that are quite rocky. It does … Continue reading

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Piedra Lisa North Hike – 02/14/2016

The snow had gone, but there was still ice down in the shady sections of the canyon.  ‘Twas a good hike, nice cool temperature. Total Distance:  1.50 miles Elevation: start 6,017 ft, maximum 6,509 ft,  minimum 492 ft Gross gain: … Continue reading

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Osha Spring Hike – 02/22/2015

This was our second hike on Osha Spring.  We went a bit further this time, 4.16 miles (3.47 last time).  But we still have a ways to go to get to the Landsend Mine.  We’ll return one day; this is … Continue reading

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Strip Mine Hike – 01/19/2014

Total Distance: 4.01 miles Elevation: 5,848 start, 6,065 maximum,  5,653 minimum Gross gain: 214 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 835 ft, descending: 836 ft Maximum slope: 30% ascending, 26% descending, 8% average Duration: 2:12 GPS .KML file for Google Earth: Strip Mine Hike.Jay.2014-01-19 I … Continue reading

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No Name Hike – 02/12/2017

This was a return to a trail that we’ve done before, back in 2013 and 2014.  Close to Placitas and the Cafe where we regularly meet for breakfast before hiking, it is a good workout.  From parking midway around Forest … Continue reading

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Piedra Lisa North Hike – 03/03/2013

One of our early hikes, checking out trails out of Placitas, on the north end of the Sandia Mountains. Total Distance: 2.97 miles Elevation: 6,072 start, 6,944 maximum, 6072 minimum Gross gain: 972 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 1,989 ft, descending: 2,290 ft Maximum slope: … Continue reading

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Del Agua-Piedra Lisa North Hike – 03/09/2013

Total Distance: 4.10 miles Elevation: 5,936 start, 7,043 maximum, 7,043 minimum Gross gain: 1,107 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 1,587 ft, descending: 1,598 ft Maximum slope: 50% ascending, 58% descending, 13% average Duration: 2:43 If you haven’t explored these hiking … Continue reading

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No Name Hike – 02/10/2013

  This canyon and its trail are not identified on any references we’ve been able to find.  So, we named it “Noname”. Total Distance: 1.75 miles Elevation: 6,091 start, 6.556 maximum, 6,091 minimum Gross gain: 465 ft.  Aggregate ups & … Continue reading

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Strip Mine Hike – 12/02/2012

One of our first hikes, now a long time ago (post published in 2016). Total Distance: 2.98 miles Elevation: 5,653 start, 6,069 maximum, 5,653 minimum Gross gain: 426 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 635 ft, descending: 635 ft Maximum slope: … Continue reading

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Agua Sarca Hike – 9/18/2016

Having only limited time on this Sunday, we chose a trail close to Placitas and not too great in length.  We had hike Agua Sarca back in 2014, remembering it as relatively easy but little more.  It was an easy … Continue reading

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