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Cancelled due to lack of interest: Taos Ski Valley hike – Gavilan Canyon/Long Canyon Loop

Date: 
Sat, 2019-09-14
Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
(505) 412-0376
Leader Email: 
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Sorry, too little interest for this outing. I'd recommend the Canyon de Valle hike closer to home the same day. Bill

 

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Since we had to cancel the backpack for this weekend of the 12th, let's do a high country day hike instead. Our outing will set out from the Taos Ski Valley road and ascends Gavilan Canyon to a summit of nearly 12,000 feet along the high ridge between Lobo Peak and Gold Hill, a climb of over 3000 feet over about 3.5 miles through the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness. Views from the top, above skyline, should be magnificent. The hike is described at http://www.taostrails.com/gavilan.html; we will go beyond the trail described there, hike an additional mile east to the summit, and if things are going well, continue to loop down via Long Canyon trail (http://www.taostrails.com/long_canyon.html), finishing up on Bull of the Woods trail to the ski area parking lot. Expect a quite strenuous hike with big views from the top.

We will leave Los Alamos at 7:30 AM Saturday morning and carpool approximately 1 ½ hours to the trailhead, setting up a short shuttle to the Bull of the Woods trailhead if we have more than one car. We may stop on the way back for dinner.

Contact Bill at bill@priedhorsky.net to join in.

safetyminute: 

In the event of an injury, I plan to: 

The nearest hospital is: Taos

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

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