Crest Trail Hike – 8/22/2016

Drove up the Crest Highway to Sandia Crest for a hike with Pat and Peyton.

The Hike

Crest Trail Hike, Pat & Peyton, 8/22/2016

Crest Trail, Pat & Peyton, 8/22/2016

 From Albuquerque, the Crest was shrouded in clouds.  And the clouds were still hanging around when we arrived at the Crest House.  None the less, we had a very nice hike, first north on the Crest Trail for 3/4 of a mile, then south for half a mile.  


Total Distance: 2.83 miles
Elevation: 10,389 start, 10,419 maximum, 10,145 minimum
Gross gain: 244.  Aggregate 593 ft ascending, 596 ft descending
Maximum slope: 45% ascending, 46% descending, 7.5% average
Duration: 2:18

GPS Track Files for Download
If you haven’t explored these hiking tracks with Google Earth, I urge you to try it. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the screenshot above. For some ideas, check out  Using Google Earth Track Files.
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