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Selway River raft trip July 14-19, 2021

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Date: 
Wed, 2021-07-14
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Planning ahead, I have booked the entire 11-person trip for a 5-night descent of the Selway River, a 47-mile outing that starts in southeastern Montana. We will travel with Hughes Expeditions, who have impressed us with the quality of their service on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, for example on our 2016 trip . Per Hughes' writeup, "The Selway River Trip is a premier mountain wilderness, whitewater, camping, and fly fishing trip that flows through beautiful forested canyons.

HooDoo You Love?

Leader: 
Evan Rose
Telephone: 
505-695-8945
Date: 
Sat, 2021-07-03
Leader Email: 
evan_rose@msn.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

As of July 1, all limitations on mass gatherings will be gone. -N.M. pandemic restrictions gone July 1

Come on take a little walk with me baby
And tell me hoodoo you love?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi0e7brHdMQ&t=2465s

Are you ready for a little mask-free frolic in a local locale?

Banco Bonito mountain biking

Leader: 
Sylvie Adam
Telephone: 
206-280-4541
Date: 
Sun, 2021-06-20
Leader Email: 
sylvieadam01@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

8.6 mile loop around Banco Bonito which hugs the Western edge of the beautiful El Cajete meadow in the Valles Caldera National Preserve.  Expected ride time 3 hours.  Driving: 45 minutes drive one way.

Easy pace.  Mile 3 is a long uphill on somewhat rugged double track: walking parts of it is ok.

Please make sure your bike is in good working condition with air in the tires.

Bring a spare tube that fits, plenty of water, snacks.

Under 16 year old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Rubber Ducky

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Sat, 2021-06-19
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

The 13th Annual Rubber Ducky Float Trip

Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 8am on Saturday June 19 at the Red Dot trailhead, hike down to the river, continue up the river trail to the bottom of the Blue Dot. There, we will stop and enjoy lunch and inflate our floating toys/mattresses/water wings. We will then float back down to the Red Dot, wash off in the clean springs, and hike back to our cars.  It's about 4 miles, plus the up and down elevation gain of the Red Dot trail.

San Antonio Mountain - take 2

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2021-06-05
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Because of the weather, we diverted last weekend's trip to another destination, so let's try again this Saturday. San Antonio is the very large dome just south of the Colorado line, seen to the west of highway 285 on the way north from Tres Piedras to Antonito CO. At 10,908 feet, it stands alone, a half mile above the sagebrush plains.  The hike will be a cross-country bushwhack of something like 2000 vertical feet and 5 miles round trip. From the top, we can look out for the long view over the Taos plateau.

San Antonio Mountain

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Mon, 2021-05-31
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

I would like to announce a hike to the summit of San Antonio Mountain on the upcoming holiday Monday, May 31. San Antonio is the very large dome just south of the Colorado line, seen to the west of highway 285 on the way north from Tres Piedras to Antonito CO. At 10,908 feet, it stands alone, a half mile above the sagebrush plains.  The hike will be a cross-country bushwhack of something like 2000 vertical feet and 5 miles round trip. From the top, we can look out for the long view over the Taos plateau.

Sulfur and Alamos Canyons Loop, VCNP

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
(505) 412-0376
Date: 
Sat, 2021-05-15
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Let's give this hike a try. It is a 12 mile loop, 1800 feet vertical, in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. I have heard good things about it from other hikers. It is described on pages 116-121 of Coco Rae's VCNP hiking book. She calls it "a delightful trail passing through varied terrain, from otherwordly sulfur fields to pretty creek-line meadows to beautiful Valle Seco and Alamos Canyon, and offering great views of several valleys and peaks." We'll leave Los Alamos at 8:30 AM Saturday, meeting point TBD.

Llama trek around the Scorpion Flat canyons April 12-25

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
(505) 412-0376
Date: 
Mon, 2021-04-12
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

In this new version of our canyon country adventures, I would like to solicit interest for an 11-night, multi-point llama trek around the various canyons and high points of the Scorpion Flat, west of the Escalante River and east of the Hole in the Rock road south of Escalante, Utah. Destinations include Gates Tank, Fools Canyon, Les George Point, Scorpion Canyon, the Escalante River, and 25 Mile Canyon.

Nambe Badland moderate hike

Leader: 
Olivia Li
Telephone: 
703-386-6924 (prefer text)
Date: 
Sun, 2021-04-11
Leader Email: 
ogan.li43@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

About half of hour from Los Alamos, there is a large BLM area of barren but interesting mud-rock formation and mesa well worth exploring. There are no formal trails but adequate tracks to hike with the GPS guiding us. There are some short steep climbs with dropoffs but not with loose rocks. There is no shade. Please dress accordingly to cope with possible wind and the heat. Bring hat, hiking poles, sunscreen, water, lunch and snacks. We should be done hopefully before early afternoon. 

Cabezon Peak

Leader: 
Evan Rose
Telephone: 
505-695-8945
Date: 
Sat, 2021-04-10
Leader Email: 
evanrose999@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

   Cabezon Peak towers 2000 feet above the Rio Puerco Valley. This volcanic plug is the remnant of the core of a volcano - like Shiprock.  Appearing impregnable, Cabezon can nonetheless be ascended by the intrepid mountaineer who follows the hidden route that wends its way through a crack in the plug's defenses.  Said mountaineer must be able to execute a couple of fourth class maneuvers in pursuit of the summit.

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