Ascent of Sandia Crest on 2012-04-25
|Date:||Wednesday, April 25, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||10678 ft / 3254 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe hiked the La Luz Trail to the summit. At this time of year there was a fair amount of snow on the trail in the upper canyon along the talus slopes. There were good, deep footprints and the snow was not icy so the hiking was not difficult. We reached the top in four hours 5 minutes. The descent took three and a half hours. There is a snack bar, gift shop at the top which is open all year. This is a really nice, scenic hike. The route is close to 16 miles RT with 3775 feet of gain. There is a $3.00 fee at the parking area or you can use a senior pass instead.
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