Law School Community Personal Wellness Page

All work and no play makes for a very unbalanced and stressed out law student. This site offers a guide to local hiking, free yoga, biking, rock climbing and skiing.

With daily sunshine and daytime temperatures of between 40-90 degrees year round, New Mexicans are lucky to be able spend quality time outside…all the time. Take advantage of this. Get out of here and get outside! For example, take a hike.


National Forest service web site, Sandia Mountains (Albuquerque).

A list of the many day hikes:

My Favorites:

Tree Springs Trail, shady and wooded (moderate, 4-8 miles depending if you go to a lookout or all the way to the tram).

Travertine Falls, sunny and great for winter (4-5 miles).

Crest Trail at the top. a longer drive but less steep and awesome views (as short or long as you like, a there and back hike).

National Forest service web site, Santa Fe and Jemez Mountains.

Big news in the mountains in early September, Cienega/Sulphur Canyon area closed due to bear activity! How exciting.  Check here for updates.  . The rest of the Mountain is open.


Stress kills lawyers.  Fight back with yoga by joining a free or low-cost community yoga class, whether you’re flexible and fit or stiff as a board. See these web sites and look for “community” yoga classes, free or for a small donation of cash or a personal hygiene item. Check out the details at these web sites:

Dragonfly Yoga, my own yoga studio, fabulous.

High Desert Yoga, close to school in nob hill.

Lululemon Albuquerque.


There are plenty of opportunities for both road and fat tire biking in the Quirky City. In fact, Albuquerque features more than 400 miles of on-street bicycle facilities and multi-use trails in town.  See this map. Mountain bikers can also use most of the mountain hiking trails.


You can go rock climbing within an hour and a half of either Albuquerque or Santa Fe in the beautiful Jemez Mountains, a setting that is also great for hiking.

And be friendly to your bank account by staying in touch with Albuquerque on the cheap.