Bernalillo County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: June 14, 2003
Author: Walt O’Neil

I took the rough way, going east on NM 165 at exit 242 on I-25. Hit the Cibola Forest Boundary at 9 miles and 7+ miles of rocky road before I hit NM 536, a nice paved road all the way to the summit. This can be better achieved from NM 14 with paved road all the way. I walked to the HP.

Coming down was much longer as a motorcycle tried to pass me and ended up going over rocks into a 30-foot ditch. I found a turn around and came back and got help for him, feeling like a guardian angel. He never lost consciousness and wound up with a broken ankle and pulled shoulder. I marveled at the speed and ability of the rescue squad. 3 hours later I was down the hill to Route 14.