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  • Strenuous snowshoe outing to Deception Peak

    Leader: 
    Olivia Li
    Telephone: 
    703-386-6924
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-12-14
    Leader Email: 
    ogan.li43@hotmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    From Santa Fe Ski Basin, we will snowshoe via Raven's Ridge to Deception Peak. Round trip 6 miles, ~2500 feet elevation gain. This is a strenuous climb with potentially very cold and windy condition on the top. 

  • Ski/cross-country/snowshoe Monarch/Salida Jan 16-20

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0376
    Date: 
    Thu, 2020-01-16
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    In a repeat of a classic outing, let's head north over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend downhill/ crosscountry/ snowshoe around Monarch Pass. Signs so far are hopeful for the ski season, and snow at Monarch is generally reliable. We will head for Salida to establish a base in a comfortable house or cabin, and spend our days in winter sports in the Monarch Pass area. Either a Pajarito Powerpass or a Local Powerpass offers three free days at Monarch, and otherwise tickets are relatively inexpensive online. Age 69 and up is free; seniors are age 62-68.

  • Intro to Ice Climbing

    Leader: 
    Michael Altherr
    Telephone: 
    5052313561
    Date: 
    Fri, 2020-01-17
    Leader Email: 
    mraltherr1@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Ever wonder about the physiological state referred to as screaming barfies, that strange attraction that some climbers have to water in its solid phase, or why some folks think having four pairs of gloves in their winter kit is better than a good idea? If you’ve ever thought that strapping sharp pointed objects to your feet, and that carrying objects in your hands that would make you a  serious threat on a medieval battlefield is an interesting idea, than this trip is for you. Welcome to ice climbing. 

  • Cumbres Pass X-C Ski/Snowshoe Weekend

    Leader: 
    Heidi Rogers
    Telephone: 
    505 301 7504
    Date: 
    Fri, 2020-02-28
    Leader Email: 
    heidihrogers@me.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    Heidi Rogers is opening her home in the Brazos to be a base for a weekend of snowsports at Cumbres Pass and vicinity.   We will ask participants to volunteer to lead the individual day trips.  Depending on snow conditions, there is beginner and intermediate X-C skiing or snowshoeing at the Edward Sargent's Wildlife Area, just north of the village of Chama.  And there are lots of options for beginner/intermediate/expert X-C and snowshoe tours at Cumbres and La Manga Passes.

  • Llama supported wilderness camping, Escalante River

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2020-05-09
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    For a spring 2020 Canyon trip, we will head to an area that we have not visited since 2007: the Escalante River, about a mile upstream from its confluence with 25 Mile Wash.

    This will be our usual drop camp trip, in which we make ourselves a comfortable camp with chairs, tables, two-burner stove, wine cellar, etc, and explore out in every direction for five days of hiking. It can be a little warm in May, but we will have the Escalante River nearby to take a dip.

  • Middle Fork of the Salmon Raft trip

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Wed, 2020-07-15
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    One of the classic river runs in North America is the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, running through the River of No Return wilderness. We had a wonderful trip down the Middle Fork in July 2016, hosted by Terry Morgan and Lorrie Bonds Lopez, and catered by Hughes River Expeditions of Stanley, Idaho. Between the rafting and kayaking, fly fishing for trout, the semi-desert scenery, and fabulous food, it was a trip to remember. It is time to organize our return trip.

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