Category Archives: Hiking

Del Agua Hike – 03/22/2015

Total Distance:  5.13 miles Elevation: start  5,948 ft, maximum  7,168 ft,  minimum  5,948 ft Gross gain:  1,222 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending  1,855 ft, descending  1,855 ft Maximum slope: 37% ascending, 41% descending, 10.4% average Duration: 4:48 GPS .KML files … Continue reading

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Cienega Canyon Hike – 04/19/2015

  Total Distance:  7.22 miles Elevation: start  7,235 ft, maximum  9,229 ft,  minimum  7,235 ft Gross gain:  1,224 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending  2,716 ft, descending  2,717 ft Maximum slope: 50% ascending, 46% descending, 13.5% average Duration: 4:49 GPS … Continue reading

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Mesa de Cuba Hike – 03/27/2015

This area has the most fascinating geology – rock formations, soil types, and an occasional piece of petrified wood.  Just wandering around, we found so many interesting feats of Mother Nature. Total Distance:  3.24 miles Elevation: start  6,906 ft, maximum  … Continue reading

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Stable Mesa and Kiva Ruins Hike – 05/03/2015

This was our first foray into visiting Pueblo ruins in the Jemez Mountains based on a report from ondafringe, “Day Hike: Stable Mesa to Kiva Ruins“.   The drive to our trailhead was up NM 4 from San Ysidro, left onto … Continue reading

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Finca las Nieves (Oaxaca) – 01/27/2018

Spending a few days on the coast, in Puerto Escondido, during our trip to Oaxaca we came upon an interesting excursion – a visit to a coffee plantation.  Felix was our guide, taking us to Finca las Nievas (Snow Plantation) … Continue reading

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Etla Valley Hike (Oaxaca) – 01/12/2018

The Lending Library in Oaxaca arranges for numerous hikes throughout the year. Jay and I joined a group for a hike in the Etla Valley, northwest from Oaxaca City.  They provided vans from the City for a group of about … Continue reading

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Latuvi Hike (Oaxaca) – 01/10/2018

Pat & I taveled to Oaxaca, MX, planning to spend three and half weeks, two weeks in Oaxaca City then a week in Puerto Escondido; Jay joined us for the first week and a half.  We arranged with a friend … Continue reading

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Switzer Canyon Trail Hike – 12/29/2017

Holiday’s visit with Sarah and Charlotte: Christmas in Tucson, a stop in Phoenix, then to Flagstaff.  Hoping for snow – none.  Cold at night but warm daytime.  Found a trail close to the AirBnB – made for a really nice … Continue reading

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Diablo Canyon Hike – 12/23/2017

Pat & I went looking for new territory; checked for opportunities around Santa Fe since we needed to take the Tacoma in for servicing.  We were pleased to find a few opportunities more or less on our way from Albuquerque … Continue reading

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Hoodoo Pines Hike – 12/17/2017

‘Tis winter’s colder weather, so ’tis time to return to the Ojito Wilderness; we chose to start this year by returning to Hoodoo Pines.  The terrain makes for easy hiking and the geology is mesmerizing.  At times we followed the … Continue reading

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