Sandia open space, NM

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Sandia open space, NM
Created On: Jan 22, 2010
Last Edited On: Feb 9, 2010


The Sandia Foothills Open Space contains approximately 2.650 acres of steep sloped at the base of the Sandia Mountains. Elevation ranges from 5.720 feet to 6.800 feet above sea level.
Plant species include a variety of grasses and wildflowers, cane cholla and prickly pear cactus. Juniper and pinon trees dot the landscape.
The numerous drainages support a wider variety of shrubs including chamisa, apache plume, three-leaf sumac and oak species.
Wildlife in the Foothills includes mule deer, coyote (I hear them every night), black bear, cougar, rabbit, rock squirrel (they carry plague, and yes plague is still endemic in New Mexico), lizards, and rattlesnakes - plus a variety of birds.


Ellena Gallegos - you have to pay 1$ of weekdays, 2$ on weekends
Spain Trailhead - free (I live here)
Embudito Trailhead - free
Menaul Trailhead - free
Copper Trailhead - free
Piedra Lisa Trailhead - which is further north, outside the city, 3$.



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Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Jan 23, 2010 6:26 am - Voted 10/10


Nice to see your new album!!! :-)


yatsek - Jan 26, 2010 5:36 am - Voted 10/10



You get my award for Most Complete SP'er of 2009. You're both a climber and a hiker; author of fine pix, interesting descriptions and pages; both a wild American Westerner and a perfectly Central European.

With my Wolfskin hat off,
Jacek aka yatsek

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 26, 2010 8:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

Thank you Jacek, but I don't think that I deserve it. I actually did not start using SP until May 09 (joined before, but did not even have a profile photo).
And your award - Thanks, I will drink it.... haha


yatsek - Jan 26, 2010 11:12 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Congratulations!

Glad you accept the reward, now just make sure you're over 18:), don't mistake the US stuff LOL for the kingly lager and have fun while not climbing as well! :D

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 26, 2010 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

Jacek, you have to be 21 in USA to drink... and my mental age appears to be 18 (at least per some very stupid questionnaire)....haha
But, please next time, can you send me some wine? I prefer wine over beer...Thanks...


yatsek - Jan 27, 2010 10:58 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Congratulations!

The problem is you do look twenty some IMO :D To cheer you up, Liba, I've thrown in some chocolate (European of course) - here you are.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 29, 2010 9:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

Thanks Jacek... this looks much better than beer...

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