Frequently Asked Questions

Who can Yogihike? 

Anyone with a regular cardio exercise program who is conditioned to hike in terrain up to 8,500’above sea level. We traverse a 3 mile roundtrip loop (rated as a moderate with a 600’ gradual elevation gain.)  Unfortunately our Yogihikes are not the perfect excursion for children under 9 years old, however we welcome minors (from 9 to 18) who are accompanied by an adult.

Who can Forestbath? 
Anyone, any age, who can walk a minimum of 2 miles on uneven terrain up to 11,000’ where the air is thinner and the heart beats faster. Children are welcome providing they do not disrupt the experience for other Forestbathers, much of which is in silence.
How do I prepare for a Yogihike?
New Mexico is known for its turquoise blue skies, generous sunshine (+300 days per year) and clean air which is perennially crisp and pure. In the summer months, morning temperatures on the mountain range from 70°F to a high of 85°F. Fall and Spring have cooler mornings with temperatures ranging from 60° to 70°. But keep in mind that the powerful sun can make the days feel warmer. We recommend that our guests acclimatize for a couple of days prior to joining us to get used to the altitude, drink plenty of water and avoid excessive intake of alcohol and tobacco. Not everyone will feel the effects of the high altitude but some visitors do experience nausea, lightheadedness, or headaches. We count on our clients to know their bodies, choose the appropriate Yogihike or Forestbather offering and prepare accordingly.
What should I wear / bring?
Water bottle, ideally in a waist pack.
Comfortable walking shoes, preferably trail sneakers with good tread, as we may experience uneven, rocky footing.
Lightweight stretchy long pants or capris, shorts.
Fleece or wind jacket for cooler morning hikes.
Sunscreen/sunblock and lip balm.
Hat or baseball cap.
Winter guests should wear hiking or snow boots and bring gloves and a hat.
What do you provide?
Yogihikers are provided with yoga mats and straps with which to hike, yoga props and a snack.
3 Element Yogihikers are provided with yoga mats and straps with which to hike, yoga props and a gourmet picnic lunch.
Forestbathers are provided with a sit-mat, journal and pen, snack and tea.
Are there restrooms on the hike?
No, however when nature calls, nature is there.  Yogihiker supplies TP and a baggie for disposal, a trowel to dig a hole if need be, and hand sanitizer.