Welcome

Supporting Sandia Ranger District Since 1997

If you are a hiker, mountain biker, cross-country skier, trail runner, or you just enjoy being in the Sandias, you know that our mountain is one of nature’s special gifts. Have you ever wondered what you could do to help protect them? Do you want to learn more about the animals and plants you find there? Do you like to meet people who share your concern for the Sandia and Manzanita Mountains?

Welcome! Please explore our website to learn more about the goals and many activities of the Friends of the Sandia Mountains (FOSM). Be sure to visit our Projects page to look for volunteer opportunities that match your interests and abilities.

Notices and Highlights

  • 19th Sandia Snowshoe Classic a huge success (see below.)
  • It’s time to renew membership dues.
  • Check out our many volunteer opportunities.
  • Become the leader of our paint crew.
  • Check out our awards and other recognition.
  • Read about our history, strategic plan, and board of directors.

KOB-TV Features Successful 19th Sandia Snowshoe Classic

January 21, 2023

FOSM is proud to have sponsored this event once again. The day started cold, but the weather and snow conditions were perfect by the time the event began. Details are available here.


Albuquerque Journal features work of FOSM Trail Construction Crew

January 5, 2023

Today’s edition of the Albuquerque Journal features the work of FOSM’s Trail Building Crew in an excellent article that starts on the front page above the fold.

Click on the image above to access the article online.

If the link leads to a paywall, you can view a pdf version of the article here.


Volunteer Opportunity – Paint Crew Leader

Thanks, Anne Hickman, for your years of faithful service as leader of the paint crew. Anne has stepped down due to other commitments. Please use the form here if you would be interested in assuming this leadership position.


Welcome, New FOSM Members!

Stephanie Dakan-Trevino – January 27, 2023

Tracy Dallas – January 23, 2023

Ken Wilson – January 22, 2023

John Braly – January 16, 2023

Patricia Garcia – January 16, 2023

Karl & Wendy Gustafson – January 15, 2023

Ray Iturralde – January 13, 2023

Shannon Braune – January 13, 2023

Alexandra Gover – January 13, 2023

Karen and Don Winget – January 11, 2023

Jackie Hertel – January 10, 2023

Leslie Nipps – January 9, 2023

Bryan Struve – January 9, 2023

Nancy Gloman – January 8, 2023

Mary Hooper – January 6, 2023

Bill Perkins – December 31, 2022

Karen Greif – December 12, 2022

Steve Pettit – December 3, 2022

Melissa Hatch – October 27, 2022

Scott Sunde – October 11, 2022

Tayo Basquiat – October 2, 2022

Natalia Tritica – September 29, 2022

William Kearns – September 2, 2022

Carl and Karen Carlson – August 29, 2022

David Galbraith – August 18, 2022

Rowan Vance – August 8, 2022

Cynthia Bresloff – August 7, 2022

Rick & Kathy Brown – July 22, 2022

Lisa Tannenbaum – July 17, 2022

Margo Bouchard – July 17, 2022

John Mitchiner – July 7, 2022

John Cooper – July 2, 2022

Lisa Bryant – July 1, 2022