Category Archives: 2015

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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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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Bales Seep Expedition – 05/18/2015

Catching up on some old hikes/expditions: this an expedition to Bales Seep with Lanny and Linda.  We went looking for fossils on a shallow hillside above a nice meadow fed by a spring “seep”.  We easily found numerous brachiopods and … Continue reading

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Tapia Canyon Hike – 11/02/2015

I’m posting this report -long- after we made the hike. But I have good memories, so here goes. Tapia Canyon is way out in the middle of the Rio Puerco valley. From Albuquerque, US 550 to NM 276 (San Louis … Continue reading

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Boletsakwa Hike – 07/01/2015

I’m posting this report -long- after we made this hike.  It may have been our first visit to Boletsakwa Ruins. Total Distance:  2.80 miles Elevation: start 7,218 ft, maximum 7,305 ft,  minimum 7,131 ft Gross gain: 174 ft.  Aggregate ups … 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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Holiday Mesa Hike – 07/26/2015

This was a memorable hike.  The goal was to visit the Kwastiyukwa  (Great Footprint) Ruins on Holiday Mesa.  We made a valiant try, but with the elevation gain, distance, and summer heat we gave out in the face of another … 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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Pino Hike – 10/12/2015

Total Distance:  6.51 miles Elevation: start 6,423 ft, maximum 8,084 ft,  minimum 6,423 ft Gross gain: 1,662 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 1,972 ft, descending 1,981 ft Maximum slope: 39% ascending, 37% descending, 10% average Duration: 3:18 GPS .KML file … Continue reading

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