Visiting Santa Fe for the week, hiked up this peak one morning, enjoyed it very much. Lots of people, including walking their dogs. One dog got away from his owner and came running at me, barking and snarling. But fortunately he stopped feet from me and ran back to his owner.
Started at St. John's College. The wildflowers were all in bloom...and everywhere! I enjoyed the hike in the lower portions through the Pinyon-Juniper woodlands. I also enjoyed the summit ridge and the views to the west (Jemez Mountains) and southwest (Sandias). Great little hike. I made it up in 1 hr 10 min, and down in 55 min.
Standard route from St John's College Date Climbed: May 23, 2015
We enjoyed fantastic weather on this nice little mountain. Plenty of water for the dogs in the stream lower down (thanks to ample recent rains). Loved the views from the top! Summit area is a great place for lunch.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe