"I grew up on the east mesa when nothing was paved beyond Morningside. Spent lots of time as a kid enjoying the west Sandia foothills. I have been up the La Luz several times and climbed up the west face to the TWA plane crash sight. Looked for but…"
"I agree - the trail is a bunch of long trails connected with switchbacks - not stair steps - it's not a staircase. Just climbing up/down local mountain trails is plenty for this trip. My friends and I did this trip when we were 18 -…"