Resources & Credits

I’ve relied on many resources that have enticed me, assisted me, and guided me as I’ve explored New Mexico and its features and trails.

  • The “Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide” has been indispensable in finding and planning hikes throughout the Sandia Mountains.  It is both a book (by Mike Coltrin” and a superb web site which, in alignment with the book, provides descriptions of the trails and … files of the waypoints and tracks that can be loaded into one’s GPS or GoogleEarth, and more hike-specific resources.
  • “60 Hikes within 60 Miles” (Stephen Ausherman) has led to many interesting sites an hour or more from Albuquerque.
  • Numerous web sites including:

I must also credit my wife Pat and a handful of friends with whom I’ve done most of my hiking.  With Pat: we’ve enjoyed just being outdoors, coming to know New Mexico’s weather, geology, plants, and animals.  With Jay: we continue to explore the Sandia and Jemez mountains – one day we will hike all the trails in the Sandias and visit many ruins in the Jemez and elsewhere.  With Vince: I’ve learned to slow down and discover what’s under our feet – finding the most interesting rock and mineral specimens.  Thank you all.