May 27, 2019
Started hike at N 10k TH in Sandias, Abq, NM. Quickly came upon many fallen trees, even large aspens! Hiked across Ellis and Survey trails to N Crest and then N to Del Agua Overlook. NOTE: There are three overlooks but the farthest one N must be the official one as it has a built up bench (rocks mortared together) though the view from each is awesome!
I did not want to deal with the fallen trees on N 10K on the return and I wanted to try out Survey trail a bit so I traveled N a bit on Survey (nice), then trail blazed to Ellis and took it all the way back to the Crest Hwy, then trail blazed a bit to N 10K lot. Trivial with GaiaGPS app (SO VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)
BTW, Ellis Tr is about 100 ft wide path/meadow so it had no fallen trees. Originally, it was going to be a road from Placitas to the peak but was abandoned.
The hike would have been about 0.5 mile shorter without the Survey and Ellis trail exploration.