This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is to share photos of roads.
Last week, I took my horse up to the Sandia Mountains with some friends to go trail riding. There is only one paved road to access all of the trail heads as well as the top of Sandia Crest at 10,678 ft elevation. Sandia Crest Road is 12 miles long and also travels to the Sandia Ski Area, too. And as you can see, it is a very winding and twisting road.
My house is exactly 10.6 miles from the start of Sandia Crest Road, and although I have done a lot of hiking in the Sandia Mountains, I had never taken my horse up there. So this was a pretty awesome experience for me…and my horse, too!
This vista is north across the Sandia Crest Road towards Santa Fe in the distance.
In this photo you can get a better idea of just how curvy Sandia Crest Road truly is. And these folks in this truck were so excited to see us, they were taking a photo of me and my horse at the same time that I was taking a photo of them!
And in this last photo, you can see the Sandia Crest Road as it snakes between one of the many trail head parking areas along Sandia Crest Rd. Those are our horse trailers down below.