View of San Antonio Mountain from US-285
Our starting point on the run around and up San Antonio Mountain.
Almost all of the route was cross country.
We cross many of these small drainages on our way around the mountain.
At times we had to go through sections of small shrubs.
Brian and Jason
We had no vehicle with us, so we proceeded.
The mountain has many fence lines
going both up and down the mountain
San Antonio Mountain is a free standing mountain about 2 hours north of Los Alamos
Yet more cross country travel
Looking up one of the slopes coming off the mountain.
The Mountain rises about 2000 feet from the surrounding terrain
We went through many sections of shrub oak.
Although a lot of the cross country terrain was very runable.
Many bones were sceen on the run.
Jason with his lobster gloves. Do people really still use those?
View down into the surrounding terrain
San Antonio Mountain has two distinct peaks.
Looking down at the Rio San Antonio
Another fence line
On the west side of the mountain looking south
We found this Antelope water catchment
After running 3/4 around the mountain we started straight up to the summit.
Antelope in running down the slope. We also saw a large herd of elk (probably over 50) and a coyote.
Hiking up the slope towards the summit.
We encountered many aspen groves high up on the mountain. This must be amazing in the fall when the leaves are changing.
Antone peak in the distance. The two summit peaks are Antone and San Antone. Together they are considered San Antonio Mountain.
Individual aspen trees.
Awesome views were had.
Jason hammering to get to the top
I think that may be Ute Mountain in the distance
On the summit of what we thought was Antone Peak.
We encountered snow on our way to San Antone Peak.
There was even some water up there
There are several towers on Antone Peak. Big copper grounding pieces
Brian tried out the outhouse on top of San Antone Peak.
Descending down from the top.
This was the only section in the run that was on a road. The rest was cross country.
We had about 2.5 miles of road running.
More of the descent.
I guess we should not have been up there?
A unique dressed up "No Trespassing" sign.
Brian getting back to the car. Overall, we did 17.5 miles with around 4,000 feet of climbing in ~5:30 hours.