Dear Friends of Skywalk,
The 10th Annual Skywalk will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 11, 2019. We will start off at 6am from the Canyon Estates trailhead in Tijeras, and spend the next 12 to 13 hours walking along the Crest Trail to Tunnel Springs trailhead in Placitas.
As in years past, participants will have the opportunity to meet at 5pm on Friday, May 10, at the rooftop lounge of Hotel Parq Central at I-25 and Central for a meet and greet and to coordinate transportation.
Although there is a water resupply point at the midway point at the tram terminal, participants are encouraged to carry sufficient water, food, sunscreen, adequate clothing, and other necessities to sustain this all-day effort.
I remain humbled by all who have made this walk with me over the last decade in the name of peace, honor, justice and decency.
My commander, Colonel Ted Westhusing, the highest ranking casualty of the Iraq War, gave his life to bring attention to the human rights abuses and corruption taking place in Iraq.
His story remains unknown to the vast majority of the American public.
This annual walk across the Sandias, the second Saturday of every May, is my small way of honoring his story, and remembering the thousands of victims of unjust war.
As your spring plans sort themselves out, please let me know if you will be joining us for some portion of this walk (participants for whom the entire distance of 22+miles is excessive, are welcome to hike a shorter distance, such as to Travertine Falls, 2+miles, or to South Peak, 5+ miles, or to the tram terminal, 12+ miles.)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Alex ‘Tele’ Limkin
Senior Ski Patroller
Sipapu, New Mexico
U.S. Army, 1990-2005