Movie Trail Exploration

We'll hike Movie Trail to the base of the Prow using GPS waypoints which have been successful in the past.  (I tried this last year and turned around when the trail disappeared.)  It should take 3-4 hours and will include a lot of bushwhacking, starting about 6800' and going to 8400'.


We will start at 9a from the Piedra Lisa parking lot - on FR 333 beyond the turnoff for La Luz after it turns into a dirt road.  There are no bathrooms at the parking lot and there's a $3 parking fee payable at the kiosk as soon as you turn off Tramway (you don't need to pay if you have an annual pass).  Bring water, a snack and recommend you dress in layers.  We'll stop for a snack at the turn-around point.



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  • Robin T.

    For those of you who did the hike: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RDKGx3lOXkQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRDKGx3lOXkQ
    makes me want to go! I see so many familiar sites from the area including the Prow.

    November 22, 2013

    • Terry M.

      "...actually filmed among the PERILOUS CLIFFS & ESCARPMENTS of the Sandia Mountains..." :-)

      November 22, 2013

  • marty h.

    Great hike, loved the snow. Can't wait to see the movie! Thanks Cynthia and Cheryl.

    November 22, 2013

  • Natasha K.

    From the Wiki article on Lonely are the Brave (1962):
    "Burns (Kirk Douglas) leads his horse up impossibly difficult, steep, rocky slopes to escape his pursuers, but the lawmen keep on his trail, forcing him to keep moving. Surrounded on three sides by lawmen closing in, his horse refuses at first to climb a steep slope. They finally surmount the crest of the Sandia Mountains and escape into the east side of the mountains, a broad stand of heavy timber, with the lawmen, including Deputy Gutierrez, shooting at him."

    Fortunately, unlike the horse, we didn't need much prodding. A fun hike, snow/sleet and all. Thanks again to Cynthia, Cheryl and everyone with higher technological skills and equipment than I. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Natasha

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Peter C.

    see my plot of our tracks yesterday on the photo page.

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even though I was slower than most of you guys, it was a workout I needed. Thanks for your patience and, especially to Cynthis for her wise leadership.

    November 20, 2013

  • cynthia b

    Loved the hike - strenuous with the bushwhacking and scrambling I enjoy! Wasn't so excited about the snow - we weren't prepared for that. We'll have to talk to the weather forecasters about missing this one. I'm loving the rain now that I'm home though. I would do this again in better weather and I'd like to try Fletcher next year. Thanks to Cheryl for leading us through the waypoints. Here are the stats - time: 3:20, length of hike: 3.1, ascent: 1618'.

    November 20, 2013

  • Peter C.

    thanks Cynthia for you willingness to get off the beaten track, and to Cheryl for helping us to find the Movie Trail track to start 'beating' on…..you two make a good team!

    November 20, 2013

  • Peter C.

    steep, but a very good workout

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As expected for bushwhacking... always looking for the path of least resistance! It was great to see so many cairns this time!

    November 20, 2013

  • Terry M.

    Wet! Snow! & Rain! But fun.

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Leslie. Thanks for coming to the concert Saturday night. You should join us for the spring season.

    November 17, 2013

  • Leslie A.

    Hi Cynthia, I've been unable to join many of the Wed hikes because I've been playing a lot at the cancer center. Wish I could come on this one, but I'm committed again. Hope to see you soon.

    November 17, 2013

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