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Window Rock

Date: 
Sat, 2020-03-21
Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
(505) 412-0376
Leader Email: 
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

This is a classic winter hike that can be found in the Salzman's hiking guide and Craig Martin's New Mexico hiking book, heading west from a trailhead between Espanola and Abiquiu for a hike up the arroyo and onto a volcanic rock formation, for a round trip of 8-10 miles (different guides given different distances). A description of the hike can be found at https://nmtrails.org/2018/04/29/window-rock/. Since most of the hike is up an arroyo, it should not be too muddy even if the week is damp. In these challenging times, getting out of doors is one of the nicest things that we can still do. The Mountaineers board has discussed guidelines for hikes at this time, as follows:

1. Trip size limited to 10 to avoid crowding
2. No touching when we greet each other
3. Spread out to the 6-foot social distance when the group stops
4. Carpooling is not encouraged, contrary to standard Mountaineer practice, and should be arranged in advance.

5. The official starting and ending point for the trip is the trailhead.

6. Most important of all, do not take part if you are not feeling well

Please contact me by email if you would like to go, and we can discuss meeting point etc. Bring a lunch, water, and clothing suitable for a cool and possibly damp day. Participation of dogs can be discussed. Starting time at the trailhead will be 9:30 AM.

Sincerely, Bill

safetyminute: 

In the event of an injury, I plan to work first aid and send someone for help, if serious enough.

The nearest hospital is: Espanola

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

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