Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | October 2, 2010

Keith at “Ten-Three”

Tomorrow we pack up camp and head southeast for the winter…but before we do, I wanted to back up a week or so, and post this picture of Keith at Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We rode the tram, promoted as the “world’s longest passenger tramway”, to the top of the peak, for spectacular views of the mountains, valley, Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande, from 10,378 ft.

The tram itself was built between 1964 and1966, by Bell Engineering, a Swiss company. The ride takes 14 minutes each way, at a speed of 13.6 miles per hour, which is definitely fast enough when you are standing in a tiny tram car, suspended on wires, high above the craggy mountains and piles of boulders below!

An average of 250,000 people ride the tram each year, and once you have taken in the view from the top, you will understand why it is so popular.

If you are a mountain biker or serious hiker, there are a number of trails you can take to the top of the peak, but believe me, they are not for the faint of heart!

Keith at Sandia Peak

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  1. Thanks, Eileen, for the e-mail address update. Yes, I did get my 6th – WOW! I had heard about Sr. Ann – she struggled a lot the past few years. It’s always tough. Good to hear that you and Lynda are still alive! Keep in touch.


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