Santa Fe Start

  • NNML 2019 Day 1, June 10, Monday.
  • Start mile 0, Santa Fe plaza.
  • End mile 16, hilltop between Headquarters Well and Twelve Hundred Well.
  • Miles walked: 16

Departing from my daughter’s Albuquerque apartment in the morning (trail name Literally) I hike to Downtown train station and take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe Depot.I join a walking tour Santa Fe of Santa Fe, given by the History Museum. We each wore little radios with earbuds, so the tour guide did not need to talk loudly for us to hear.This is an important address connected with World War 2. Any guesses as to its significance?Hint: PO Box 1663.We saw several hidden courtyards.I did not realize La Fonda Hotel was a Harvey House, with Mary Coulter as architect.We visited the Round House, with offices for the New Mexico governor and legislature. The building is full of artwork, almost its own museum.Finally, I start hiking out of the city at 1PM, using open space trails and community trails.The route passes by markers for a short section of Camino Real Trail.Camp is atop a hill, and tomorrow is the Rio Grande.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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