Monday, September 8, 2014

La Luz Labor Day

A week ago, since I'm on elective, I had a much-coveted day off for Labor Day. I can't remember the last time I was off for labor day, but a group of my friends were going on a hike, so I jumped right in.

The La Luz trail is one of the tougher hikes you can do right here in Albuquerque.

If you go from the bottom of the tram that goes to the top of the mountains, it's about 9 miles one way, with a 3775 foot elevation change (from about 7000 to over 10000 feet elevation).

We hiked one way and then took the tram down.

I left my phone on my rock during a break and we had to go back down and then back up about 1.5 miles in one of the steepest parts. I swear I'm a responsible person. Trust me.

I was a little worried we'd taken a wrong turn - and then this sign appeared. Like they knew.

Snack break!

Look - everybody reflected in Tiffany's sunglasses!

Almost there!

Excited face after I found my phone.

The top!

Albuquerque from the tram deck.

I really was feeling the elevation at the end - I'm not in the best cardiovascular shape right now, but I was so proud of all of us and it was really fun to hike with some friends and get to know some new people. We missed the group picture because we were on our way down the trail to find my phone, but trust me I'm not making up friends. Maybe.

It's been a week now though and look:

I totally got burnt and now it's peeling.

And this not that long after my post about safe sun. Embarrassing.

Anyway, happy September, whether you worked labor day or not I hope you're getting out and having some fun.

Thanks for reading, see you soon.

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