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 By Quincy Koetz
Manzano Mountain

Manzano Peak Winter Hike, New Mexico

On my second day of my New Mexico trip I climbed Manzano Peak. This range looms over the Rio Grande valley much like the nearby Sandias but is rarely visited. Manzano Peak rises to 10,098′ and has 3,238′ of topographic prominence. It is the 14th most topographically prominent mountain in New Mexico. So it’s a...

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Mt Charleston Wilderness Winter

Winter Climbing at Mt Charleston and Lee Peak, Nevada

I’m on another great road trip of the American Southwest! This is perhaps my 6th or 7th 1000+ mile road trip into a region that continuously inspires me. My first stop on this trip was the Spring Mountains which abut Las Vegas but are a world away. I attempted to climb Mt Charleston, the nearly...

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