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Hermit's PeakNortheast, NM
Northeast, NM
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2007
rwstorm
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,712 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
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This was the first part of a whirlwind Labor Day weekend road trip to northern New Mexico with Tucson hiking friends Pam and Paul. I wanted to show them some of the places I had become fond of over the years. Paul had seen some, but it was all new for Pam. The focal points for the trip were camping and the hike up Hermit's Peak in the Las Vegas area and camping/hiking at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos.

We drove up on Thursday, hoping to get a spot at El Porvenir CG before the holiday crowds arrived. I had done this before on the holiday weekend and knew we might not get a spot. (Our driving route was via one of my favorite ways to get to Las Vegas: I-10 to Deming, Hatch cutoff, I-25 to US 60 turnoff south of Belen, US 60 east to NM 3 at Encino, NM 3 north to I-25, and I-25 to Las Vegas.) We arrived late afternoon and the campground was already pretty full, but we lucked out and found a site. :D This was to be our home for the first two nights of the trip, allowing plenty of time for the hike and sightseeing.

We did the hike Friday morning, then spent the rest of the day relaxing around camp, with a short trip down to soak our feet at the hot springs at Montezuma thrown in. :) Saturday morning we packed up and headed out, with our final destination for the day being Juniper CG at Bandelier. But before that, plenty of scenic driving was in store, along with some stops at interesting places along the way. Everything went as planned, with smooth sailing all the way to a nice camp site at Bandelier for the next two nights! :D
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