Hiking is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and Albuquerque has plenty to offer readers in need of a nature-bound trek close to home. 60 HIKES WITHIN 60 MILES: ALBUQUERQUE provides readers with the necessary information to help find the perfect hike to fit their specific needs, all within a 60 mile radius of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

With the new 2nd edition, the best hiking guide to Albuquerque just got better! 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: ALBUQUERQUE includes:

     • Updated maps, new hikes, new photos, and updated trailhead coordinates—provided as UTM and latitude/longitude formats
     • A wide variety of accessible, well-maintained trails and no shortages of places to find maps, gear, and walking companions
     • 60 select trails that will give readers a little of everything there is to enjoy around Albuquerque

With seventeen new hikes and a multitude of nearby activities, 60 HIKES WITHIN 60 MILES: ALBUQUERQUE is packed with over 100 outdoor options. Recent land acquisitions and access points allow hikers to explore previously inaccessible areas. Tested directions and simplified maps minimize chances of getting lost. Ausherman has also updated the popular “recommended hikes” section to a sleek grid format.

Stephen Ausherman has worked as a public health assistant in Iraq, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania, a teacher in Korea and China, and a journalist in India and the United States. He was a Writer-in-Residence at Buffalo National River in Arkansas, Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, and Bernheim Forest in Kentucky, and an Artist-in-Residence for Cornucopia Art Center in Minnesota. His books include Restless Tribes, an award-winning collection of travel stories, and Fountains of Youth, a novel. Born in China and raised in North Carolina, Ausherman took an unscheduled detour to Albuquerque in 1996 and has lived there ever since.

may be purchased at bookstores, outdoor specialty shops, or on the Web at www.menasharidge.com.

By Stephen Ausherman
Menasha Ridge Press – February 2012 - $18.95
Paperback - 384 pages w/ maps, index, appendices - ISBN 978-0-89732-600-1