solo hike

Today I found myself on the east slope of the Sandia Mountains, the range that is most visible from Albuquerque.  It really is a lovely place, and so close to home.

Chris has been training for a ridiculous trail running race (as in, elevation gain of over 4,000 feet in 9 miles from the foothills all the way to the top of the Sandia Crest).  He's pretty much a nutcase, but I mean that in the best possible way.  

I picked him up from the top of the crest, which by the way was a good 30 degrees cooler than the temperature by our house today.  

I stopped along the way to go for a short little hike before I met Chris at the top, and saw some lovely views and flowers along the way...

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