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S. W. Backcountry
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We like to explore from our home in Albuquerque. We especially like biking, skiing, and rafting, but just love being out.
We like to explore from our home in Albuquerque. We especially like biking, skiing, and rafting, but just love being out.

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Sign up for the Sendero PGXC Comp and go big this Spring! 2019.
Sendero Introduction and Rules
Sendero Introduction and Rules
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Exploring the Black range CDT, northern Gila mountains
What one finds in the middle of nowhere... Stats:  Location:  CDT north and south of HWY 59, nestled between Winston (to the east) and Beaverhead (to the west).  Just west of Mud Hole, NM.   Mileage over 2 days: 56.  Miles of singletrack:  day 1=  14,  day ...
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Exploring the Black range CDT, northern Gila mountains
What one finds in the middle of nowhere... Stats:  Mileage over 2 days= 56; Miles of singletrack= 14 day 1+7 day 2 Elevation gain and loss= 2421' day 1; 3015' day 2 Suggested season= Fall and spring seem like the best time, weather dependent.  Since you are...
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Return to the Jemez: Fish Hatchery to wilderness boundary to Penas Negras and Calaveras
Stats :  Miles: 45 (plus a bit of HAB) Elevations gain: 4265' Canyons du jour: Cebolla,  Peñas  Negras, Calaveras Foliage status: Perfecto Bikpacking potential: This would be a great loop for bikepacking. There is great water in Cebolla, Calaveras creeks, u...
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The Final Spring Lines
Stats:  Handies eastern line Whitecross Northeast Couloir and gully (2900') Fun factor: 9 It didn't take much to get Dan to drive up to Lake City one early June day in search of the final lines of the season.  I'd never been on the Alpine Loop, a jeeper's a...
The Final Spring Lines
The Final Spring Lines
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Spring Lines II: Wolf Creek Pass Exploratory
Wolf Creek Pass is famous for lots of snow.  There is a great backcountry yurt up there as
well.  Indeed, the
secret is out about some of Wolf Creek's backcountry . But, in the age of Google Earth, even the hidden gems are ripe for the picking.  Although th...
Spring Lines II: Wolf Creek Pass Exploratory
Spring Lines II: Wolf Creek Pass Exploratory
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Spring Lines: Sangre de Cristos
Headed down the Hornet, Horn Peak, Sangre de Cristos, CO Yes, it's only August... but cool nights have me thinking about skiing...  Especially the skiing we did last spring.   I can't help but smile.  Along with that, folks around me are starting to get psy...
Spring Lines: Sangre de Cristos
Spring Lines: Sangre de Cristos
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Grande water on the Rio Grande: Ute Mountain Run and La Junta Run
Stats: Ute Mountain Run: 25 miles, class II-II+.  Permit required (Taos BLM)- one launch per day.  For the permit, you just have to call and let them know your launch date and confirm availability.  Put in: Lobatos Bridge; Take out: Lee Trail.  La Junta Run...
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Tsoodził Loop: an exploration of Mt. Taylor and the CDT
Stats: Mileage : 66.3 (my bike computer doesn't log hike a bike so add in a bit more for that) Elevation gain: 8554 % Singletrack: lots Time: 2 1/4 days Suggested season:  Late spring thru fall- it all depends on how fast the snow melts in the high country....
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Check out this article on bike saddle comfort for long rides, long tours and bikepacking. Please add any additions you have and things that have worked for you in the Comments section!
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