hiking

Lover's Leap Canyon in Rockhound State Park of Spring Canyon

Lover's Leap Canyon in Rockhound State Park of Spring Canyon

Lover’s Leap is Steep

Traveling all over the state of New Mexico for rural land photography work allows me to explore some off the beaten path places in between shoots. The latest was Spring Canyon State Park, which is really part of Rockhound State Park, and this particular canyon is Lover’s Leap Canyon. That’s complicated! All without mentioning these parks are made up of the Florida Mountains! The trail up Lover’s Leap Canyon is allegedly only 0.9 miles, but it takes over 30 minutes due to how steep and rocky it is. The view just keeps getting better and better as the trail gets higher. Once at the top, take off your backpack, get out a snack, and enjoy the fruit of one’s hiking labors! This is another hidden gem in New Mexico.

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Views from South Sandia Peak Albuquerque New Mexico True

Views from South Sandia Peak Albuquerque New Mexico True

Ever since I first drove into Albuquerque, New Mexico in January 2017 and saw the Sandia Mountains, I knew I had to summit them at one point.  Over 14 months later I finally had the opportunity to hike to the summit, my first summit since having ACL knee surgery 3 years ago.  Hiking to the almost 3000 meter summit was a physical and mental test, not just for me, but also for Jessica who came with me and our dogs Kiki and Artie.  

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