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Moderate snowshoe outing to Cerro Grande

Leader: 
Hosted by Olivia Li and Cecile Hemez
Telephone: 
505-695-6583
Date: 
Mon, 2020-01-20
Leader Email: 
cecilehemez@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

On Monday, January 20th, we will snowshoe up the main trail to Cerro Grande Peak from the trailhead parking lot on State Route 4. The regular trail in the summer is about 4 miles round trip and 1300 feet elevation gain.  In the winter sometimes the upper trail beyond the saddle could be nonexistent. We may need to go straight up from there. On the top at 10200 feet there are sweeping views of Valles Caldera.   

Intro to Ice Climbing

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
5052313561
Date: 
Fri, 2020-01-17
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Ever wonder about the physiological state referred to as screaming barfies, that strange attraction that some climbers have to water in its solid phase, or why some folks think having four pairs of gloves in their winter kit is better than a good idea? If you’ve ever thought that strapping sharp pointed objects to your feet, and that carrying objects in your hands that would make you a  serious threat on a medieval battlefield is an interesting idea, than this trip is for you. Welcome to ice climbing. 

Ski/cross-country/snowshoe Monarch/Salida Jan 16-20

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-16
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

In a repeat of a classic outing, let's head north over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend downhill/ crosscountry/ snowshoe around Monarch Pass. Signs so far are hopeful for the ski season, and snow at Monarch is generally reliable. We will head for Salida to establish a base in a comfortable house or cabin, and spend our days in winter sports in the Monarch Pass area. Either a Pajarito Powerpass or a Local Powerpass offers three free days at Monarch, and otherwise tickets are relatively inexpensive online. Age 69 and up is free; seniors are age 62-68.

Snowshoe Las Conchas to East Fork Trailhead

Leader: 
Jean M Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Sat, 2020-01-11
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Sign up for this trip is through PEEC:  https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=34075

Let's do an intermediate, point-to-point snowshoe outing from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead on Saturday January 11. This trip will cover 4.5 miles and about 800 feet of elevation gain. This trip will be of intermediate difficulty and technicality and participants should be able to hike 5 miles in 2.5 hours comfortably and have previous experience snowshoeing.

Not-so-Dawn Patrol

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-01
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

New backcountry ski gear?  Not sure how to use it?  Let's go and try it out at a convenient local ski area on Wed, Jan 1, at 10am. 

I propose a low-key few hours skin-climbing up the closed east end of the little bird.   I could bring a few interesting tidbits including:

* avalance beacons for some minor practice

* spare splitboard with skins

* discussion on gear

* uphill ettiquet 

We might start in the morning around 10am.   If you want to participate, do send me an email at zackbaker@gmail.com

 

Sabinoso Wilderness

Leader: 
Rod McCrady
Telephone: 
505 699 1292
Date: 
Mon, 2019-12-30
Leader Email: 
r.mccrady@comcast.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

The Sabinoso Wilderness was establishedin 2009 but was surrounded by private land and was inaccessible for many years. Recently some adjacent land was purchased to allow access. It's east of Las Vegas, NM.

I plan a long day trip out there. I would take my van and camp but I don't know what the road is like, so I'll take my Jeep. I'll plan to leave early that morning, hike around most of the day and return late.

I don't have any route planned right now, but I'll make progress on that during the winter break. I'm not familiar with the area so we will be exploring.

Strenuous snowshoe outing to Deception Peak

Leader: 
Olivia Li
Telephone: 
703-386-6924
Date: 
Sat, 2019-12-14
Leader Email: 
ogan.li43@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

From Santa Fe Ski Basin, we will snowshoe via Raven's Ridge to Deception Peak. Round trip 6 miles, ~2500 feet elevation gain. This is a strenuous climb with potentially very cold and windy condition on the top. 

UPDATED: Avi Refresher and Companion Rescue Exercise

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231-3561
Date: 
Sat, 2019-12-07
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Saturday Dec. 7

Los Alamos participants leaving from the LANB Parking Lot at 07:30. White Rock Participants departing the Y parking area at 07:45. Santa Fe participants meeting at the Northern New Mexico Campus parking area in Espanola at 08:00. 

Cumbres Pass X-C Ski

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
505412-5424
Date: 
Sun, 2019-12-01
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Let's go to Cumbres Pass for a X-C ski trip!

There are 23" of snow at the Pass Wednesday morning - with about 2' forecast in the next 2 days.  The weather should clearing Sat afternoon - so, I think the roads will be ok Sunday morning.  And Sunday will be a partly sunny day.   We will avoid skiing in any avalanche terrain, and the skiing will primarily be kick/gliding.  Backcountry touring skis needed.  

Opt Outside Hike - Ancho to Blue Dot

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Fri, 2019-11-29
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Let's Opt Outside, and take a hike on Friday November 29th (Black Friday).

Let's hike the Ancho Canyon to Blue Dot trail hike along the Rio Grande.  We will carpool to the Blue Dot trailhead at the Overlook Park in White Rock, drop cars, and then drive to the Ancho Springs (also called Powerline Point) trailhead, which is about 4 miles south of White Rock on State Route 4.  

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