Category Archives: 2015

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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Eye of the Sandias Hike – 12/10/2015

This is a trail very close to Albuquerque, with the trailhead at the eastern end of Copper Road.  ‘Tis an area of numerous trails, well used by neighbors and visitors to this part of Albuquerque’s Open Space.  Many of the trails … 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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Tapia Canyon Hike – 05/10/2015

Vince set us on this site for a hike, expecting to see petroglyphs, an arch, and maybe ruins.  He had been stymied on past trips by the road – it crosses the Rio Puerco and tributaries 2 or 3 times. … Continue reading

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