Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy certain activities -- like hiking. I hiked often when I lived in Vermont, but even though we live in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains now, I don't take advantage of the nearby trails as much as I should. But I did go with a group this past weekend. We hiked up one of the more popular trails, La Luz. It's an 8 or 9 mile route that starts at an altitude of 7,000 feet and takes you to the crest at 10,378. It's rated strenuous, but our bunch all made it to the top. Here's a picture of us as we were starting out.
Here are a couple views from the trail. Spectacular, huh?
And one of me along the trail.
After the hike, we rode the tram back down and ate a well-deserved lunch.