Saturday was a near perfect day! I got in a 3 hour mountain bike ride with some friends:
Heeey! Wait for me! 🙂 I went out riding with Nick Martinez. We started racing and riding the same year. NM 2003! Then, we ran into my friend, John Stevens, who I actually bump into on the trail every time I come to ABQ!
After the ride, I ate some food, changed into my hiking gear and headed out with my Dad. He hikes on the weekends, but as I mentioned in a previous post, his hikes are not your normal hike. He doesn’t believe in switchbacks, or nicely groomed trails. He likes his hikes intense… so, as expected, we hiked up the side of the mountain on an animal trail. I love that! It was really fun and steep. ~1700′ of vertical gain in 45 minutes! Here are some photos. He will have an Ergon pack next time!
…and the efforts of the day were rewarded with one of my favorite local ABQ breweries, Chama!