I booked my flight to New Mexico to do some spring hiking. I haven't booked any hotels yet. I'm debating making this a backpacking trip. Pros are lower cost, higher effort, and more time outdoors. Cons are more luggage and an exceptionally large pack to deal with expected conditions (there is likely snow at elevation). I need to see if I can pack mild weather overnight gear plus winter day gear. I think I can.
To be determined is how my body reacts to higher elevations. I'm in the best shape of my life, but that doesn't mean I'll be immune to the effects.
Modest Mouse is playing in Albuquerque the night before I fly home. I've never seen them.