Resources & Credits

I’ve relied on many resources that have enticed me, assisted me, and guided me as I’ve explored New Mexico and its features and trails.

  • The “Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide” has been indispensable in finding and planning hikes throughout the Sandia Mountains.  It is both a book (by Mike Coltrin) and a superb web site which, in alignment with the book, provides descriptions of the trails and … files of the waypoints and tracks that can be loaded into one’s GPS or GoogleEarth, and more hike-specific resources.
  • “60 Hikes within 60 Miles” (Stephen Ausherman) has led to many interesting sites an hour or less from Albuquerque.
  • Numerous web sites including:

I must also credit my wife Pat and a handful of friends with whom I’ve done most of my hiking.  With Pat: we’ve enjoyed just being outdoors, coming to know New Mexico’s weather, geology, plants, and animals.  With Jay: we continue to explore the Sandia and Jemez mountains – one day we will hike all the trails in the Sandias and visit many ruins in the Jemez and elsewhere.  With Vince: I’ve learned to slow down and discover what’s under our feet – finding the most interesting rock and mineral specimens.  Thank you all.

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4 Responses to Resources & Credits

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would include this book in your resource section. I found it especially useful in alerting to the various user trails in the foothills. 60 Short Hikes in the Sandia Foothills–Tamara Massong (2018).

  2. John Coleman says:

    Great website, I have used it many times.
    Today we did the singing rock hike. The hike went as you posted and the slot canyon was amazing. However we disagreed with the location of the singing rock. What we found the singing rock to be was about 20 feet above the canyon floor and it matched the coordinates in the geocache website.
    I would be happy to email pictures. Also over the past 6 years we have done around 330 different hikes. I would be happy to email you a spreadsheet of the hikes, there may be one there you have not done and would find interesting.

    • George Young says:

      John, such nice comments on my blog. Thanks. And thanks for pointing out the location of singing rock. I recall being puzzled when we were there. I would like to see you photos, as well as your record of holes. We know there is so much more to explore in New Mexico and around the Southwest. Via email would be better: Happy Hiking.

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