Tome Hill

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Good Friday is a day of devotion for hundreds of New Mexicans who flocked to Tome Hill to trek up to the hilltop and pray. The pilgrimage has been a tradition for decades during Holy Week. The climb is a tradition that started more than 50 years ago as an act of faith to honor Jesus Christ’s painful walk to the crucifixion on Mount Calvary.

On Good Friday, like many others, I made a pilgrimage to Tome Hill. It took me 16 minutes, including breaks to hike to the top. Everyone said it would take 45 minutes to an hour so I was surprised that I was able to do it in such a short amount of time.

It was a wonderful day. I am happy for the experience. Check out the pictures below.

Path to the hilltop.

People bought their pets to Tome hill.

Tome Hill

I can never do this enough.

The path down hill.

I’ll be back on another Good Friday.

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