I lived for 15 years at the base of Sandia Mountains. It was my backyard where I used to do my trail running, mountain biking, climbing, hiking etc. Lovely area, and believe it or not, but there is even ice climbing there.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."