Saturday, July 18, 2009

Over 12.000 feet again....

We hiked up Raven's Ridge -first time without snow for me- to Deception Peak, rock scrambled to Lake Peak -FUN!!- and strolled up Penitente Peak....... a day-long escape from the Santa Fe town heat.....

Deception Peak and Lake Peak (12.409 feet)

Scramble up to Lake Peak

View of Nambe Lake

Although we collected plenty of mountain mileage, we found some time and energy along the way to carry out our own little research project, measuring blood pressure and heart rate at different altitudes and exertion rates (NIH grant application to follow -NOT ;-) ! ), and still made it down early with plenty of time and energy left for a nice dinner in town.

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