For us Albuquerque hikers the Sandia Mountains are an obvious target for hikes, as is the Pecos Wilderness. But what about all those places in between? Author Stephen Ausherman does us Albuquerque hikers a favor and shares those hikes that we may not normally be aware of.
There are just a couple of negatives I found about the book:
Not all of the hikes are really within 60 miles. For example, the Mount Taylor hike listed in the book is 95 miles one way. Even though it is outside the parameters, It is a great hike. Another problem that can happen to any guide book; I went on one hike listed in the book and the route had changed since the book was published (2008). I'll share the new route of the Placitas hike soon, as well as some great photos.
Some positives of the book:
Each of the hike descriptions has some great details, including lots of history. Something I truly appreciate. The book is also well-organized. The hikes are organized by location, hike length, and even best places for vistas, dogs, kids, etc.
My Dad picked my copy up at Sams for just $10.49. But if you aren't a member of Sam's, you can find it on Amazon for $12.89.
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