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Otowi Peak Hike

Date: 
Sat, 2019-05-11
Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
15055005323
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for the first hike of the new Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge!

This out-and-back hike goes through some volcanic deposits that are now spectacularly eroded. There is no shade on this hike. It offers amazing 360-degree views of White Rock Canyon, White Rock townsite, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Rio Grande Valley north to Española. The group will rest at the peak for a hearty snack and to enjoy the veiws.

This outing will be about 4.5 miles round-trip and will go up and down 1,223 feet of elevation change. 

We will meet at the White Rock Y (intersection of NM-4 and NM-502) at 8 a.m. to carpool or at 8:45 a.m. at the Camino Del La Tierra parking lot (about 1/3 mile west of the Camino Del La Tierra and NM-599 intersection) to join the carpool. We plan to be back to the trailhead at about 2:00 p.m. to drive back. Hikers should dress for the weather and wear layers. Bring plenty of water and food. If you have hiking poles, please bring them.

Registration is required for this outing, and you must register via the PEEC website at https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=29035; or in person at the Nature Center in Los Alamos. Space is limited to 12 people, so reserve your place soon! Registration closes on May 8.

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

The Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge is a collaboration between PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers meant to challenge participants to climb seven iconic peaks of Northern New Mexico. You can participate in the Challenge on your own or through organized hikes like this one! Challenge finishers will receive an award coin and will be honored on PEEC's website. It costs $10 to register for the Challenge. Find out more about how to participate here

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