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Most of these books are available at the Sandia Mountain Ranger Station in Tijeras, in the larger bookstores around Albuquerque, at REI, or on-line (click on titles below).

Hiking and other mountain activities:

Mike Coltrin, Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.

Bob Julyan, Best Hikes with Children in New Mexico, 2nd ed., Seattle: The Mountaineers, 2004.

Sarah Bennett and Bruce Grubbs, Mountain Biking New Mexico, Helena, MT: Falcon Publishing, 2001.

Nicole Blouin, Mountain Biking Albuquerque, Helena, MT: Falcon Publishing, 1999.

Sam Beard, Ski Touring in Northern New Mexico, Albuquerque: Nordic Press, 1989.

Mick Schein, Sandia Rock, Boulder, CO: Sharp End Publishing, 2003.

Bob Julyan and Tom Till, New Mexico Wilderness Areas, Englewood, CO: Westercliffe Publishers, 1998.

Fred T. Darvill, Jr., Mountaineering Medicine and Backcountry Medical Guide, Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 1998.

Christopher Van Tilburg, ed., First Aid: A Pocket Guide, Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1982

Annette McGivney, Leave No Trace, Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1998.


Nature guides:

Robert Julyan and Mary Stuever, eds., Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.

Francis H. Elmore, Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands, Tucson: Southwest Parks & Monuments Association, 1976.

Leslie P. Arnberger, Flowers of the Southwest Mountains, Tucson: Southwest Parks & Monuments Association, 1982.

J. Rush Pierce and Amanda Pierce. Mountain Wildflowers of Northern New Mexico, Granbury, TX: JRP Publications, 2001.

Martha Stackey and George Palmer. Western Trees: A Field Guide, Helena, MT: Falcon Publishing, 1998.

Vincent C. Kelley and Stuart A Northrop. Geology of the Sandia Mountains and Vicinity, New Mexico, Socorro, NM: New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Resources, 1975.

Pierre C. Fischer, Seventy Common Cacti of the Southwest, Tucson: Southwest Parks & Monuments Association, 1989.


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