1015 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM
Please note that this is a Sunday to Monday morning event. I plan to head back very early Monday morning and go to work without going home, with just a stop at the inn to drop off any riders. Others are welcome to stay longer.
We will be hiking around the area described in Ausherman's 60 Hike book in the hike titled "Herrera, Oh My God". We'll plan to be back at the vehicles around 4:30 to gather up our overnight gear and then head up to a high spot. We should be able to watch the moon rise over the Sandias and Albuquerque and the sunset in the opposite direction. Visibility of the stars is pretty good out there.
We'll have to carry in our water but the hike with gear will not be very long and not too steep. I don't plan to carry a tent. If there is a threat of rain or if it's overcast we'll cancel anyway. So just a sleeping bag and an overbag or bivy and a few warm night clothes. I want to be able to see the stars and the moon before falling asleep anyway.
We can share stoves to cut down on weight and we won't need a filter. We'll really just have the one meal. Lunch on Sat. on the trail. On Monday morning I'll probably just have a light snack with coffee, then stop at Blake's on Rio Grande for a breakfast burrito on the way to work.
Hopefully we can take some wood and have a small fire.
High winds would be another reason we might have to cancel.
I plan to drive out and check out roads next week. There is a slightly longer route which is mostly paved which I think would allow any vehicle to go.
Expect lows in the 20s to low 30s.