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Mt Taylor Excursion - 1 June 2019

Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-01
Leader: 
Evan Rose
Telephone: 
5056958945
Leader Email: 
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

NEW INFORMATION: Sign up via PEEC website or at the Nature Center in Los Alamos! See Below.

Mt Taylor is one of the seven peaks in the Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge, a program sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Mountaineers.  See this site for details of the program:

https://peecnature.org/   Look under the "Learn" dropdown menu.

NOTICE: Registration is required for this outing. Space is limited to 12 people, so reserve your place soon! You must register for this hike through the PEEC Website or in person at the Nature Center. Only people who are registered through PEEC will be allowed on this hike. Check on the PEEC website beginning March 26 for the registration information.

We will meet at Gooseberry Springs trailhead at 10 AM on Saturday, June 1, and hike to the peak of Mt Taylor.  The hike is 6.5 miles round trip with 2,200 feet of elevation gain.  Estimated time is four to five hours, including lunch break. Hikers should dress for the weather and wear layers. Bring plenty of water and a hearty lunch. This is a strenuous hike and participants should be prepared and in shape for the challenge. 

Driving time to the trailhead from Los Alamos is roughly four hours.  Participants can do this trip in one long day or stay a night in Grants or at the Coal Mine Campground (Forest Service).

Directions to Gooseberry Springs Trailhead: From Grants, NM, take NM-547 north towards Mt. Taylor. Take the turnoff at Mile Marker 13 to Forest Road-193. FR-193 is a gravel road that is pretty rough in quite a few places. With careful driving, a passenger vehicle can get through without any problems. The Gooseberry Spring Trailhead is 5.2 miles from the turnoff.

Admission: Free for Challenge registrants, PEEC members, and LAM members; $10/family or $5/person for non-members. 

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