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HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Sandia Mountains - Albuquerque on 02/07/2011 18:48:12 MST Print View

Just some pictures snapped while snowshoeing around the Sandias over the last few weekends. My usual winter training until daylight savings time and backpacking (if I gotta train, may as well be here).

The 10K trail under snow...

"10K Trail" under snow

View between I-25 and the "Turquoise Trail"
View towards valley between I-25 and Turquoise Trail

Edited by hknewman on 02/07/2011 19:05:56 MST.

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Sandia Mountains - winter on 02/07/2011 18:57:37 MST Print View

Ok now I see how this area works ... just some more pics adding some from the Crest in wintertime

Blue sky towards Crest Going up the hill ....
Up the hill...
Just a view but later found out this is a XC ski danger area
Just a view area showing the city below ... later found that this is a XC ski danger area
Looking east ... often see hawks, eagles, et al soaring on thermals from the valley
Looking back
... and looking down the west face ..Looking down on the west face

People can just take the tram, but then they miss out on all the lung-busting exercise.

XC skiers up above but they were soon hiking right after this point
XC skiers in front

The mountains change through the seasons and hopefully I can capture that.

Edited by hknewman on 02/07/2011 19:07:11 MST.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Sandia Mountains - Albuquerque on 02/07/2011 19:24:28 MST Print View

Great pictures. I miss that place. If you go the rock house in the winter, be careful, especially if you're alone and climb onto the roof at 1 AM... If you hike to the TWA crash site, I'd enjoy some pictures.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Sandia Mountains - Albuquerque" on 02/07/2011 21:24:36 MST Print View

Great pics Fritokid, the Sandias are something else.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Sandia Mountains on 02/07/2011 22:29:35 MST Print View

Hard to believe how muc snow the Sandias have gotten the last couple of seasons.

Andrew King
(drewboy) - F

Locale: Arizona
Re: Sandia Mountains - Albuquerque on 02/08/2011 06:30:21 MST Print View

Great pictures! I sure miss that area and the ever present Sandias.