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Afternoon Cardio Hike - Pino

Pino Trail/Elena Gallegos Picnic area

We will hike up Pino trail for 2.75 miles where we will stop until the 1 hour mark and head back. We will meet anyone maintaining a slower pace on the way down. Please let me know if you are unfamiliar with the trail.

⚠ Bring a headlamp or flashlight (your phone doesn't count).

⚠ Starting location is marked on the map. This is south of the official trail head at the point where the road turns from east to north.

Distance: 5.5 miles
Elevation gain: 1100 feet

Parking Fee: $2.00 cash. Sandia Mountain Parking Pass and National Park Passes are not valid in Elena Gallegos Park.

Evening Cardio hikes are designed for all paces. The goal is to have the opportunity to improve fitness and prepare for longer day hikes. You will likely find hikers with a similar pace, but may also find yourself hiking alone, particularly if have not been hiking recently. Being familiar with the trail in advance is strongly encouraged. All the evening cardio hikes can be found on the AllTrails phone app. Please contact me directly or post in the comments if you have questions.

Please know your food and water requirements and plan accordingly. We will occasionally have some rain on evening hikes. You should carry a wind / water resistant shell. Always bring a headlamp or flashlight. It is a good precaution if we are delayed for some reason and will need them in the fall as the days get shorter.

Please hold off signing up if you are uncertain of your plans. Last minute drops are not fair to hikers who are committed to showing up. If I notice that you frequently drop the day of the hike, I will move you to not going without further explanation.

COVID-19 Notice: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked]

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Afternoon Cardio Hike - Piedra Lisa

Piedra Lisa-South Trailhead

Cardio hikes are designed for all paces. The goal is to have the opportunity to improve fitness and prepare for longer day hikes. You will likely find hikers with a similar pace, but may also find yourself hiking alone, particularly if have not been hiking recently. All the cardio hikes can be found on the AllTrails phone app. Please contact me directly or post in the comments if you have questions.

We will hike up Piedra Lisa trail about two miles to the saddle ridge crest, where we will stop until the 1 hour mark and head back. We will meet anyone maintaining a slower pace on the way down. Please let me know if you are unfamiliar with the trail. This trail has about 500 feet of climb so is somewhat less demanding than other cardio hikes.

Parking is free at the trailhead. To get there, take Tramway to Forest Road 333, then two miles to 333D. If you turn right at this point, you would go to the La Luz trailhead, but instead go straight onto the dirt road. This road is very rough (but short) and only suitable for high clearance vehicles like SUVs.

Please know your food and water requirements and plan accordingly. We will occasionally have some rain on hikes. You should carry a wind / water resistant shell.

COVID-19 Notice: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked]

Organ Mountains Peakbagging - Difficult

Needs a location

Join me for 5 days of peak-bagging in the Organ Mountains where some of the most scenic and rugged desert peaks in our state are located. Won't have a set itinerary, but would like to summit Organ Peak, Organ Needle, Organ Baldy, and the Rabbit Ear Plateau. Routes tend to be straight up, with some exposure. I have summited all the peaks listed multiple times and am familiar with the routes. However, I don't want to act as a paid guide and have to help people with their confidence, who don't have experience with challenging off-trail routes to summits of desert peaks. Therefore, anyone wishing to join me should understand that these hikes are for experienced desert peak-baggers who are confident and competent with steep, sometimes loose, slopes or slabs, rock-scrambling, cactus dodging, and route-finding. I will be lodging at an AirBnB place, arriving on the 5th and leaving on the 11th. We will meet at the National Monument. Trip will be postponed or cancelled with a poor weather forecast. I hike at a moderate to slow speed and use cannabis. Expect anywhere from 2,000-3,500 feet of gain for any summit with distances generally under 10 miles. Be aware that although the physical effort may not be overwhelming the terrain might. Dogs are not allowed in the National Monument.

Tres Pistolas (Three Gun Spring) Trail Timed Hike

Three Guns Spring Trailhead

By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked].

Description: 8 am. NOTE later start time!

We'll meet at the Three Gun trailhead north of the Monticello subdivision.

This is an early morning cardio workout, we're allowing 1 hour (give or take) to get to the top, then we turn around and head back. We use the post marking the intersection with the Embudo trail as our turnaround point.

Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash, well behaved and under control at all times. Also we expect the owner to clean up after their dog according to trail regulations.

Length: 4.8 miles round trip

Elevation: 6,[masked] ft.

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. Everyone hikes at their own speed, so difficulty is what you make it.

NOTE: Please be on time, we leave the trailhead promptly at 8:00

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Original La Luz Trail to the Crest House and Back

FR 333 Turnoff From Tramway Road - Right After the Second Cattle Guard

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