Veröffentlicht am 2012-11-17 04:21:08 in /trv/

/trv/ 1115: So anyway I'm back in New Mexico and I hiked u...

bluesix Avatar

So anyway I'm back in New Mexico and I hiked up a mountain a week ago. It was nice because it was still relatively warm (below freezing and very windy up top) but no snow. It snowed two days later so it was good timing.

alexcican Avatar

It's about a 2km hike up a steep path where you'll run into this fence line. From there, you can go a couple of directions but I wanted to do the short hike up to a near peak so I went North East-ish. (to the right)

csteib Avatar

After another mile or so you reach this nice view.

samscouto Avatar

I guess I should give some direction. In the first three pics you're looking north-east (still) the 4th one, here, is more north west.

motionthinks Avatar

Same lookout. 1st pic is of Santa Fe Baldy (northern direction) and the area to its west.

VinThomas Avatar

Now the trial gets steeper as you work your way along the ridge. Goes up and down quite a bit but you come to another cool lookout that looks west

fritzronel Avatar

I tried to do a few panorama shots to give you guys an idea of the terrain. This is looking west again from the same lookout from the above post. Those mountains way off in the background are the Jemez Mts. At the foot of those mountains is Los Alamos. Somewhere in the middle of that valley is the Rio Grande and a ton of cool canyons and desert.

The trail gets steeper, now. And eventually after going up and down on a few wooded peaks you can finally see the end of the tree line.

thomasgeisen Avatar

Pic four = a radio tower to the south.

herkulano Avatar

Anyway more hiking up and the trees become less dense. Here you can see over a cliff towards a little lake.

aio___ Avatar

At this point I'm a few hundred meters from the top and you can see some more cool-looking mountains way up north.

And more shots of that little lake.

dmackerman Avatar

The final push up. 12,500 ft above sea level (give or take). 3800m. I get a bit winded at this point. Anyway, some shots at the top.

exevil Avatar

1. looking east
2. looking south
3/4 looking south-west and west

heikopaiko Avatar

You can see the little trail up here as I continue my little clockwise rotation.

andina Avatar

Kind of a scary ledge, here in the first two pics. I didn't want to get closer because it was way too windy.

ritapetrilli87 Avatar

Time to sit down for a little snack. Looking east. 4th pic looks north. Those fiber bars weren't so great. The canned soup was ok.

RussellBishop Avatar

The rocks in pic 2 are huge.

Shriiiiimp Avatar

Had to turn back. Went along the eastern side of the ridge.

saulihirvi Avatar

I'll try to stitch my fail panoramas later.

kurafire Avatar

Alright let's work on a few

tomgreever Avatar

I tried a 360 view. With this old camera it's a bit tough to do.

gmourier Avatar

This looks west towards Los Alamos.

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albertodebo Avatar

This thread will probably stay alive for a few months since this board is slow. I'm going to try and go out to Los Alamos and to a little canyon sometime in December and January so I'll post more pictures then.

Oh, I'll probably be driving down to Albuquerque next week so is there anything you want to see?

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falvarad Avatar

It feels like Christmas already. :3 It's going to be -13C tonight and it will snow all day and night.

One thing nice about the high desert is the smell of the air. Before it rains (or snows) the air has a very thick and earthy smell to it. This is magnified when it does precipitate. Oh, I just love it. First two pics are for reference.

sunshinedgirl Avatar

It finally snowed here too.

gojeanyn Avatar

I can't do night shots very well with this camera.

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