The Sandia Mountain Wilderness
The Sandia Mountain range looms a mile above the city of Albuquerque with the range standing largely within the Cibola National Forest and the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. Let’s explore the vast geological and biological diversity of this range while enjoying an evening hike from the peak back down to the valley below. We’ll have the chance to train our lenses on expansive views from the Sandia Crest trail to the details of the natural world on our way down the La Luz Trail. Perhaps we’ll even have the opportunity to photograph some of the many different animals that make this range their home. We may see animals such as mule deer, black bears, raccoons, bobcats, a variety of squirrel species, or even birds of prey that live and migrate within the Sandia Mountain Wilderness to include golden eagles and various species of hawks. Other birds such as roadrunners, steller’s Jays, ravens, and canyon wrens can also be found in the Sandia mountains.
Reservations: The best way to enjoy this meetup is to take the tram to the top and meet the group by the landing. We will hike down the La Luz trail and get back to our cars by the end of the day. Please be able to keep up with the group as we will hike several miles covering a mile of elevation change on our way down the mountain. This meetup is limited to adults aged 18+. Please bring your own lunch and water.