Category Archives: 2016

Puye Tour – 01/25/2016

This was a day trip out of Albuquerque, with lunch in Santa Fe on the way to Puye.  After checking in with the Welcome Center on NM 30, we were directed up to the Visitor’s Center below ruins site.  Since there had been … 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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Foothills-Copper Trailhead Hike- 03/31/2016

  Total Distance:  2.06 miles Elevation: start 5,926 ft, maximum 6,202 ft,  minimum 5,926 ft Gross gain: 76 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 439 ft, descending: 440 ft Maximum slope: 30% ascending, 37% descending, 7% average Duration: 0:47 GPS … Continue reading

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Mesita Blanca Expedition – 03/08/2016

  Total Distance:  1.39 miles Elevation: start 5,845 ft, maximum 5,906 ft,  minimum 5,906 ft Gross gain: 61 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 251 ft, descending: 251 ft Maximum slope: 32% ascending, 37% descending, 7% average Duration: 1:24 GPS … Continue reading

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Foothills-Copper Trailhead Hike- 04/02/2016

  An afternoon hike, just to get outdoors.  ‘Tis wonderful to have such scenic surroundings with easy trails at the very outskirts of the city.  Total Distance:  2.09 miles Elevation: start 5,924 ft, maximum 6,219 ft,  minimum 5,924 ft Gross … Continue reading

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Bonita Canyon & Flourite Mine Expedition – 6/13/2016

The objective of this expedition was to drive through this northeastern part of the Zuni mountains, destination a mine from many years ago that produced flourite.  These mountains are quite different from the Sandia, Manzano, and Jemez ranges – they consist … Continue reading

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Flying with Lanny – Los Lunas to Chaco Canyon – 12/19/2016

‘Tho this BLOG in about hiking, it is also about seeing New Mexico.  And flying is a superb way to see more if it, if not so close at hand.  And it is a great way to identify places to … 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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Bernalillito Mesa Top Hike – 12/11/2016

Jay and I returned to the Ojito Wilderness; it is such an interesting place, not so far from home, and this is the best time of year to hike thereabouts.  We chose the ASCHG hike, Bernalillito Mesa Loop Hike.  We found … Continue reading

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Crest Trail Hike – 8/22/2016

Drove up the Crest Highway to Sandia Crest for a hike with Pat and Peyton.  From Albuquerque, the Crest was shrouded in clouds.  And the clouds were still hanging around when we arrived at the Crest House.  None the less, … Continue reading

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