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Pajarito Canyon, Ski Hill, and Canon De Valle trail loop

Date: 
Sun, 2019-10-13
Leader: 
Cecile Hemez and Olivia Li
Telephone: 
505-695-6583
Leader Email: 
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Fall color hike: 

From the Pajarito Canyon trailhead on West Jemez road, we will hike up on the Pajarito Canyon trail to the Townsite lift area and continue on to the top of Ski Hill.  We will go off trail from here down the steep slope to connect to the Canon De Valle trail. This portion will go down almost 1000 feet in less than a mile. Once we are on the Valle trail it is mostly downhill hike to the Perimeter trail junction and then back on the Pajarito Canyon trail to the car.  

This is a strenuous hike with a rocky off trail segment .  Please bring enough water, dress in layers, and be prepared for conditions such as heat, rain, snow, wind, etc. 

Total mileage: ~10 miles

Elevation gain of ~3000 feet

Dogs Allowed: well behaved dogs capable of hiking the listed distance and elevation gain.

safetyminute: 

In the event of an injury, I plan to: 

The nearest hospital is: Los Alamos Medical Center

If conditions turn poor right before the event will start, we plan to:

1) Do this alternate fun thing

2) Bail out by email or phone call

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