The Pine Shadow Trail is roughly 5.9 miles long ending at the Manzano Mountains Crest Trail. From that point it is a short distance south on the crest trail to the high point of the Manzano's. Very nice views for a few miles before the trail enters the woods. Nice views in 3 directions from the peak. The total hiking distance is about 12 miles round grip. We should have lunch on the peak.
We will meet at the parking area for the Red Canyon Trail which is pretty easy to find, then carpool/caravan over to the PS Trail head. The reason that I am not setting up a carpool from Albuquerque is that I will be down there camping at the state park. It's about 1.25 hours from the Smith's at Tramway and Central. So if you meet at the Smith's at 7:30 and get your riding arrangements going you will get to the Red Canyon parking area about right on time.