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matthewpWinter  Sucess!


Snow shoed it in mid december. Tons of fun. Some sketchy parts but so worth it.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:48 pm

matthewpFirst Hike of Summer  Sucess!


La Luz is about as fun as it gets in the Sandias.. at least if you want to stay on a trail.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:47 pm

Mark DoironAll Trails Closed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2011

Mark Doiron

Was I successful? I reached the summit, but all hiking trails except Foothills were closed due to fire danger effective this a.m. :-( I snuck one short hike in before learning this, but was only able to hike paved trails and the road.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 6:58 pm

AFmountaineerCool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010


Awesome views of Albuquerque!
Posted Apr 18, 2011 6:20 pm

runbyu1Run up via La Luz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008


In town for my sister's XC race, decided to summit Sandia. Started running at the La Luz trailhead, got up in just over an hour and a half. Hauled down the mountain and ran in to a couple of fellow trail runners on the way down. My ride was gone so I had to run all the way back in to town...long boring down the road after such an awesome mountain experience. The La Luz trail is about as good as they come.
Posted Nov 9, 2010 2:46 pm

pyergersandia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2005


Have hiked this peak several times.
Posted Oct 28, 2010 12:30 pm

NotsobSandia Peak  Sucess!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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