Greetings Saturday hikers! We will hike most Saturday mornings starting this April and ending sometime in October. These hikes get progressively more difficult over time in order to train for the more difficult hikes in the Fall (La Luz and Pino trail, for example).
We'll meet at the Albertsons parking lot (Tramway and Central) no later than 9:00 AM to sort out the carpool then depart and go east on I-40 to exit 175 (this is HWY 14), we go north for 6.5 miles to HWY 536 turnoff on the left, then 11 miles and park at the south
10K parking lot on the left side of the road.
We start heading west up the trail that connects 10K parking lot to the Ellis parking lot, we continue west until we connect to the Crest trail and then take the Crest trail South to the Upper Tram Terminal and the High Finance Restaurant. After a short water break we'll
continue South on the Crest trail until it intersects with the Tree Springs and
10K trail. There is an overlook nearby that we can go to for a quick break.
From the overlook we hike down to the intersection with 10K and take the 10K
North until we reach the parking lot. It's about a 6.2 mile hike with an
elevation gain is about 1000 feet. This is a solid intermediate hike with a couple of fairly intense uphill sections.
Bring snacks and plenty of water. Consider taking an extra shirt or a light jacket since it will be cooler at the top of the mountain.
$3 per car for parking/good for 1 day at all parking lots on the mountain, there are restrooms at the trailhead.
Remember, there is a 10 hiker limit. If you sign up and find that you
cannot attend, please change your RSVP immediately. Do this no later than 24
hours before the hike
We may have lunch in Cedar Crest on the way back to ABQ.
John (Cell #[masked]) will be leading this hike!
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Please remember to sign the waiver/release of liability form. This can be previewed & printed from the FILES section of this website.
Do bring your cell-phone and exchange #'s with several people in the group, or better yet, just make sure you stay with the group.