At Last

We finally found a hiking trail, that I was able to do in this altitude, that was both fun, and beautiful.

The South Boundry Trail #164, just outside the Taos city limits.

This trail is 20.8 miles long, and climbs steadily, but not straight up like the last hike I tried.

This trail has lots of places along the way that are flat, allowing you time to catch your breath as you walk along,

and there are plenty of opportunities for you to just pause, and take in the beautiful views from high up in the trees.

This trail also has many spots where you can take a real break, sit in the shade and talk, or just sit and think about how grateful you are to be able to get out and hike on such a beautiful day, and in such a beautiful place.

The information on this hike says ” The trail climbs steadily. Starting in low cottonwoods along the Rio de Don Fernando, and climbing up through the Pinon-Juniper woodland, Ponderosa Pines, Aspens, and even above treeline on the way to its’ highest elevation of 10,770 feet, just south of Osha Mountain. The trail is a highly sought after mountain bike experience with many possible variations. Many mountain bikers ride this trail from east to west, from higher elevation to lower.” I know lots of mountain bikers that might enjoy this trail.

Every section of this hike that I saw was just beautiful.

But now, I have to be completely honest here, we didn’t hike the full 20.8 miles of this trail. No, I’d have to be a crazy woman to tackle a hike like that. Ha! πŸ™‚ But we did hike 1.6 miles of it.Β  This next picture shows the spot where I sat down in the shade, and declared that spot “my summit spot for the day”.

Hiking is a favorite past-time for Bill/Papa and I. It felt good to be out hiking a fun trail again, even if we only hiked a small section of the much longer trail. For me, it’s not how far we go, it’s that we go as far as we want, and that we have fun while we’re out there. We try to stay as active a we can, and we’re hoping that will enable us to keep doing all the things we love to do, and living this retirement dream we’re loving so much.

Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    May 21, 2018 @ 20:10:43

    That area looks BEAUTIFUL just like YOU! Love seeing all that green grass on the trails! Also, I just thought about this place when you head out to Abique (sp?) and it’s called Echo Amphitheater. It’s awesome and just a short walk from the parking lot. So put that on your list!!! xoxo https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/echo-amphitheatre

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  2. Ellen Kaufman
    May 21, 2018 @ 20:11:08

    You’re doing great Virginia. I’m so excited for you that you found some trails to your liking. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. Harvey and I when come visit your Mom and Dad and guys always enjoyed finding neat places to walk and fine lots of adventures that were very pleasant especially up in Sedona for one. We have our fun now walking the beaches down South and then around the woods by the golf course when we are there in the winter.
    Love you and have a great sunset tonight!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ·πŸ·

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    • beyondcinderella
      May 22, 2018 @ 11:50:54

      Thanks Aunt Ellen. I remember when you and uncle Harvey would come visit and go spend the day in Sedona. Perhaps one day in our travels we will make it to where you are, down south, and come and walk along the beaches with you. Love and hugs to all. XoXo

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  3. Karen Reno
    May 22, 2018 @ 02:21:07

    You look so cute!! I am loving reading your entries about New Mexico. I’ve only been to Albuquerque and Las Cruces, but never Santa Fe, so I am really enjoying learning new information about that beautiful part of our country.

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    • beyondcinderella
      May 22, 2018 @ 11:56:37

      Why thank-you Karen. I’m glad you enjoy reading my blog, love having you along with us for the journey. We are so enjoying this traveling retirement lifestyle, it’s the best decision we could have made for us, that would all us to do all the things we want to do, while we still can. Love you! XoXo

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