La Luz Hike – 08/31/2014

I’m publishing this in 2018, so I don’t have fresh memory of the  hike itself.  But here is the usual technical data, some references, and photo galleries.

The Hike

La Luz Hike & Trail.Jay.2014-08-31


Total Distance:  5.35 miles
Elevation: start  7,010 ft, maximum  8,219 ft,  minimum  7,010 ft
Gross gain:  1,209 ft.  Aggregate ascending  1,779 ft, descending  1,781 ft
Maximum slope: 27% ascending, 27% descending, 10.0% average
Duration: 3:29

GPS Track Files for Download
I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. 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 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.

References La Luz Trail
AllTrails: La Luz Trail
USDA Forest Service: La Luz Trailhead and La Luz Trail 137
Cloudhiking Mountains: Sandia Mountains – La Luz Trail

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