Frequently Asked Questions
Who can Yogihike?
Anyone who does some form of cardio exercise regularly, likes to hike and is a yoga lover or open to trying yoga is a candidate for Yogihikes! Our traditional Yogihike is a 3 mile roundtrip loop (rated as a moderate and gradual hike with about a 500 foot elevation gain.) Men, women, old and young love the benefits of the whole body experience. Sorry, but 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.
How do I prepare for a Yogihike?
New Mexico is known for its turquoise blue skies, fabulous sunshine (+300 days per year!!) and the air which is crisp and pure, no matter the season. In the summer months, morning temperatures range from 70 degrees Fahrenheit 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. Our typical hike begins at an elevation of 7,350 feet with an average ascent of 500 feet. We recommend that our clients acclimatize for a couple of days prior to Yogihiking 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 will experience nausea or lightheadedness, and headaches. Yogihiker counts on our clients to know their bodies, and to never over exert them.
What should I wear / bring?
Water bottle, held in a waist pack is ideal.
Comfortable walking shoes, preferably trail sneakers 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.
Yogihiker provides your yoga mat, props and a snack.
Winter Yogihikers should wear hiking or snow boots and bring gloves and a hat.
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.