Category Archives: 2017

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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Sandy Bottom Canyon Hike – 12/10/2017

Wishing to have a short day, we chose to stay close to home.  Looking for territory on the north end of the Sandia Mountains that we haven’t already hiked (near Placitas), I used  Google Earth to identify a canyon that … Continue reading

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Fr 10, FR 136 Hike & Tree Cutting – 12/05/2017

This was a combination trip – explore a Forest Road that has been on our to-do list (FR 10) and take advantage of the Forest Service’s permission to cut a Christmas tree.  We first stopped by the Forest Service Ranger … Continue reading

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Trail Canyon Hike – 12/03/2017

Having explored most of the canyons of of FR 144 and the lower portion of NM 126 above the Fish Hatchery, we set out to explore hiking off of FR 376. A couple of opportunities came to light by casting … Continue reading

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Road Canyon-Valles Caldera – 11/19/2017

After such a great hike in Valles Caldera at the upper end of San Antonio Canyon (FR144, San Antonio Canyon, North), I sketched out another track to explore further north on this western edge of the Caldera.  We proceeded further … Continue reading

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FR144 – San Antonio Canyon North Hike – 11/12/2017

On this day, we set out to explore FR 144 beyond our previous furthest hike, Pony Canyon. Specifically, we chose a route down into San Antonio Canyon, following a two-track depicted on the Topo maps. We didn’t know what to … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Hike – 11/17/2017

‘Tis our plan on our visits to the cabin at El Cerrito to take out a day during our stay and hike in the Manzanos.  On this trip we headed to the Fourth of July Campground and chose the Fourth … Continue reading

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McCauley Warm Springs Hike – 11/10/2017

This seems to be a popular destination, although most people get to the falls on the East Fork Jemez Trail from the Battleship Rock trailhead on NM 4.  We chose instead to start at the Jemez Falls Campground trailhead. The … Continue reading

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