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Sunrise Fourth of July Hike---Pajarito Mountain

Date: 
Thu, 2019-07-04
Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
15055005323
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Start celebrating our nation's birthday early with a hike up Pajarito Mountain!

We'll leave the very small parking lot at the trailhead for Lower Aspenola, use Oxbow Road to avoid the downed aspen trees on Lower Aspenola Trail, and climb Aspenola Trail to the top of Townsight Lift to watch the sunrise (5:52 a.m.). From there, we'll wander over to look at Valle Caldera, then cross the summit of Pajarito, and wind our way back to the trailhead. The distance is about 3-4 miles, with about 1500 ft elevation gain/loss. The start is very early, meet at 4:40 a.m., and we'll start the hike at 4:45 a.m. Bring a breakfast snack, water, a flashlight, a warm layer and a wind/rain layer just in case. There will be champagne and sparkling cider to toast the USA at sunrise!

Please call Rachel at 505.500.5323 to confirm your hike and give your phone number in case of weather cancellation.

safetyminute: 

In the event of an injury, I plan to: Administer first aid, and call for help if necessary

The nearest hospital is: Los Alamos

If conditions turn poor right before the event will start, we plan to: Bail out by email or phone call

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