Welcome to SP!  -

Sandia Peak Climber's Log

Sort By:


[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 1-20 of 61 « PREV 1 2 3 4 NEXT » 

NotsobSandia Peak  Sucess!

Notsob

We drove to the top, and walk up the ramp to the top using the hand rail. It was a very exhausting 200 feet. It was cloudy that day so I couldn't see anything.
Posted May 23, 2010 4:48 pm

strudolyubovSandia Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009

strudolyubov

Climbed Sandia Peak several times via La Luz trail and twice up the Knife Edge of the Shield. Awesome views from the trail and the ridge.
Posted Nov 2, 2009 1:19 pm

ncstGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

ncst

Parked at the cable car parking, and started the connecting trail to get to the La Luz trailhead. Couldn't find it, but ended up the La Luz trail anyway a bit further up the mountain. Took the cablecar down. A nicer hike than I thought it would be.
Posted Oct 21, 2009 4:04 pm

dabaileyLa Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

dabailey

Awesome views the whole way up. Kinda disheartening that after climbing almost 4000ft up, you're surrounded by people who just drove up the backside. But they didn't get the great views on the way up. Or down. Pics
Posted Sep 26, 2009 1:42 am

BadgerSummitSeekerSandia Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2009

BadgerSummitSeeker

Awesome views down into Albuquerque. Logged so many miles the past couple of days that my legs started to cramp up a bit. Enjoyed watching the hummingbirds on the observation deck at top.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 11:03 pm

Garon CorizVia Knife Edge of the Shield  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Garon Coriz

Started at Piedra Lisa Trailhead, up the Knife Edge of the Shield, along the crest to Sandia Peak, and onto the tram for a easy, knee-saving ride down. Some kinds folks were nice enough to give us a ride back to the car.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 10:28 pm

Liba Kopeckovamany times...  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

I live currently at Sandia foothills, and I hiked, ran to the top of Sandias many times using different trail. I think that La Luz is the most scenic one, but Pino trail is nice too - more isolated and empty.
Posted Jul 24, 2009 10:03 pm

Alex WoodFrom the Tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009

Alex Wood

Hiked it from the tram with my family....great views but wayyy overused...A storm rolled in later that day...Wayyy easy from the tram, too easy...but still a great peak
Posted Jun 24, 2009 12:44 am

Garon CorizTraverse from South Sandia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2009

Garon Coriz

Difficult but rewarding snowshoe trip from Embudito.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 12:11 am

Boriss AndeanRoute Climbed: La Luz Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2008

Boriss Andean

Started hiking up from Juan Tabo Parking Lot at 9:45 am. Got to the summit (3,255 m/10,678 ft) at 12:45 pm. Nice views of the Albuquerque area. I haven't seen such a long switchbacks in my life. No wonder it is 14 miles RT. Got to the car at 3:00 pm. Just in time to go watch a movie (The Alps) in Albuquerque.
Posted Nov 18, 2008 10:18 pm

scooter12gaAll year long!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

scooter12ga

Endless summer hikes, backcountry trekking, climbing, etc... A favorite training run for me is the Pino trail which gains elevation very quickly once you get past the flats. Favorite routes: La Luz, Pino, Crest Trail, Ski Area.
Posted Jun 2, 2008 1:04 pm

MoapaPkMany times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 1982

MoapaPk

Many, many times, including a few moonlight trips up La Luz. XC skied to top from 2300' down.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 10:44 pm

davebobk47vis La Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2008

davebobk47

Was wonderful for the first half, then snow hit. 25 degrees, 55mph winds at the top but I still made it. Would like to do it again since I wasn't able to see a thing the second half of the hike.
Posted May 23, 2008 3:47 pm

asaking11La Luz Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2006

asaking11

Lots of fun. Did it with a good friend. We met at the top and she parked her car there. Then we drove to the bottom in my car and hiked to the top. When we got to the top we found out she left her keys at my car at the bottom. So we had to hike back down to the bottom. Next I want to go and do the knife edge of the Shield.
Posted May 22, 2008 5:55 pm

hans.schenkSpectacular La Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

hans.schenk

I hadn't hiked this yet because it is so popular...but now I can see why it is so popular! It is a great trail with a good grade and spectacular views. It has a bit of an alpine feel to it! I would recommend this trail to anyone who comes to Albuquerque.
Posted May 18, 2008 9:00 am

jfrishmanIIILa Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2008

jfrishmanIII

Great trail! No significant snow left, aspens were greening up, lots of flowers.
Posted May 14, 2008 12:53 pm

BaarbSweet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

Baarb

Wow, awesome route, long and arduous and treacherous even in the snow but so worth it! And plenty of geocaches too! ^_^ Take a lot of supplies if you're doing it in the winter / early spring in case you feel like you want to back track!
Posted Mar 29, 2008 6:17 pm

DebVia Rambler station wagon  Sucess!

Deb

Yeah, OK so I was 4 y/o....I see other SPer's get credit for riding on their Dad's backs. :/
I remember vividly looking down into town from the top and seeing so many different colored rooftops. My Dad crashed sledding on a metal disk, then my tongue stuck to a popsicle. What a fantastic day!
Posted Dec 18, 2007 7:38 pm

CheesySciFiMy first summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2002

CheesySciFi

I started out near the bottom of the ski lifts, and started walking briskly uphill. I soon found out that hiking at 8,700 feet above sea level is not quite the same as 87 feet. My heart started pounding and I was gasping for air. After I slowed down, I made it to the top just fine.
Posted Nov 17, 2007 10:07 am

forjanLa Luz Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

forjan

Nice morning hike to the top (Sandia Crest house). Cool but calm & sunny. Just under 4 hrs car-to-car.
Posted Nov 4, 2007 11:33 am

Viewing: 1-20 of 61 « PREV 1 2 3 4 NEXT » 
[ Return to 'Sandia Peak' main page ]