Even before I moved out to NM as well as settled in Albuquerque, I was fascinated with hiking as well as neighborhood parks.
The area I grew up in towards the eastern Midwest was chilly but had ample nature preserves that I could enjoy during the years the people I was with and I stayed there.
My parents had to sell their supplier as well as start toiling in NM, but it was our decision to attend the University of NM that brought me down to Albuquerque. Before that, the people I was with and I were living in Santa Fe to the northeast. My parents would occasionally method day trips down to Albuqueruqe via Interstate 25. Sporadically the people I was with and I stopped in Bernalillo on the way down. My dad was a sizable fan of mountains as well as forests, so he would drag our mom, our sister, as well as I to the Sandia Mountain trails. I was the only 1 in the family who legitimately enjoyed being out in the woods to the degree that our father did. Unlike our sister, I was fascinated with exploring. Now that I’m no longer attending school at the University of NM, I’m living in an condo on Southern Blvd SE adjacent to Manzano Mesa Park. It’s a fairly small park as well as you can see the Sandia Mountains in the horizon to the east, but at least I can walk down to Manzano Mesa Park from our condo with a cannabis vape pen in our pocket to unwind for a few minutes. If I really want a day full of hiking, I’ll drive eastward to the Embudo Trailhead or the Three Guns Spring Trailhead for Sandia exploring.