Armijo-Sulphur Canyon Loop
East side of Sandias near Doc Long's
Elev: 7100-7900 ft.
17 March, 2007
NMMC Hike 07-039
Terri & David Wallis
10% of this route is still under snow, with
snowbanks 1 ft or less in depth.
The portion of Faulty Trail which drops along the north-facing
Cienega Canyon from the south is still snowy, but fairly easy walking and
muddy, and there's a LOT more water flowing than there was a week ago. The
part of Armijo
Canyon near the crossing of Faulty Trail has moderate flow.
As part of this hike, from the junction
of Armijo and Faulty Trails, we took the trail which continues up Armijo
Canyon to Torro Spring. This trail was completely passable and well worth
the small bit of extra time & effort.
See last week's Report.
The Abert's squirrels were still omnipresent.
Birds: More feathers, including a freshly harvested flicker.
Nothing new since last week.
For the next month or more, we would strongly recommend
high, waterproof boots. Expect to be walking in melting snow and lots of
Condition Report from Saturday, March 10th
Map (hike route marked in blue,
trail to Torro Spring in yellow)
2007 Hikes & Field Trips