Memory Monday: On the mountaintop
I can’t be sure when this week’s photos were shot, but my guess is sometime in the early 1980s. As for the location, I’m fairly confident they all — with one excepton — show the peaks of the beautiful Sandia Mountains, just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. I actually drove through Albuquerque with the Big Guy last July and got a good look at this mountain range but unfortunately had no time to stop and explore the many hiking trails. In these images you can see the towers of the Sandia Peak Tramway and some hang gliders launching from a spot near the top of the tram.
The structure shown above is known as the Kiwanis Cabin; originally built in the 1920s, it was destroyed by fire and then restored in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. I’m not sure I would want to live on such an exposed mountaintop, but what an amazing view!