A nice hike up Atalaya, overlooking the city of Santa Fe. Did this hike many times when I lived here, and still like it a lot!
The first views of Atalaya.
Looking west towards the Jemez mountains.
And down on Santa Fe.
A view south towards Sandia Peak.
Close to the top...
...with wonderful views.
Going down the other side, with a view towards the ski basin.
A view back up Atalaya.
And then, a quiet but wonderful encounter. Two deer. Here's the first one.
And the second one.
After getting back to the trailhead I still had to walk another hour into town. But there were a couple of pretty trees on the way...
And finally, a panoramic view from the top of Atalaya.
The hike and elevation profile.
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