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Placitas Open Spaces South Trailhead Hike – 11/21/2023

Seeking a place to hike halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, we chose to explore the Open Spaces just north of Placitas.  The Drive In At the Bernalillo interchange on I-25, go east on NM 165 .3 miles then turn … Continue reading

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Atalaya Trail Hike – 10/10/2023

Atalaya Mountain Trail has been on the list for both of us; it is a good hike this time of year (hot in summer, icy and snowy in winter). The Drive In The Atalaya – Upper Trailhead is uphill from … Continue reading

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Osha Spring Trail Hike – 08/31/2023

Back to Placitas to hike on another of the trails Jay and I have enjoyed. This one — Osha Spring Trail on the northeast corner of the Sandia Mountains. The Drive In The trailhead is on NM 165, the road … Continue reading

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Cumbres Pass CDT Trail South Hike – 07/12/2023

This post is for a 2nd hike that we made with Jay, Nancy, and Bo during a camping trip to Cumbres Pass and the Trujillo Meadows campground (10,000 feet elevation and above). Check out the 1st hike, Red Lake Trail … Continue reading

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Red Lake Trail Hike – 07/11/2023

It has been -hot- in Albuquerque (and in Santa Fe). Even hotter than we anticipated when a few months ago we planned this camping and hiking trip to Cumbres Pass and the Trujillo Meadows campground (10,000 feet elevation and above). … Continue reading

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Piedra Lisa Trail North – 05/21/2023

Another revisit to Placitas Trails with Jay, rekindling good memories – and enjoying the hikes. For our most recent hike, we intended to do Piedra Lisa but did NoName and Quartz Outcrop – this trip we made it to Piedra … Continue reading

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NoName-Quartz Outcrop Trails Hike – 05/10/2023

Returning again to trails where Jay and I first hiked together. The Drive In Again, we met at the Strip Mine Trailhead located just off of NM 165, 0.8 miles east of the Placitas Cafe (also Blades’ Bistro). From there, … Continue reading

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Strip Mine Trail Hike – 05/02/2023

I met Jay in our original hiking grounds – Placitas and the northern foothills to the Sandia Mountains. We revisited an old friend, the Strip Mine Trail, one of the very first hikes that we did together back in 2012, … Continue reading

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Dale Ball Trail Hike – 04/23/2023

I joined Jay in Santa Fe for a quick day hike followed by a good beer at his place. The Drive In Drive up Hyde Park Road (NM 475) from Santa Fe to the Sierra del Norte Trailhead; there is … Continue reading

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Dale Ball Trails – Dorothy Stewart Trail Extended – 11/16/2022

‘Tis great to go hiking with Jay again, this time on one of the Dale Ball Trails on the outskirts of Santa Fe – Dorothy Stewart Trail, with extension. The Drive In The trailhead is on Camino De Cruz Blanca … Continue reading

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