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Lazy River Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
15055005323
Date: 
Sat, 2018-09-22
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

How about a Lazy River Hike for a Lazy Saturday Morning? We will go down Hidden Valley from the Valle Grande, following the upper East Fork of the Jemez River. Beautiful meandering high country stream with lush riparian areas, complete with elk wallows. About 3.5 mi roundtrip with some cross-county and wee hill or two to get the the stream. Bring your wading shoes or poles for several stream crossings. Meet at Sullivan Field at 9:00 a.m. Please contact the trip leader if planning to go.

Correct Location! Santa Fe Baldy

Leader: 
Martin Staley
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sat, 2018-09-15
Leader Email: 
kipnflip@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Sorry, wrong location in title! This hike is really a Santa Fe Baldy Trip.

 

Back by popular demand! This hike has been rescheduled from its original timing during this past summer's forest closures. 

 

Mountain Bike from Pajarito to Caldera

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Sun, 2018-09-09
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join Zack for a pleasant mountain bike ride from Pajarito Ski Area out through Canada Bonita, down the pipeline road, out Valle de los Posos, and across to the Valles Caldera Visitor Center to meet our car shuttle.  This is an exact mountain bike replacement of the ski trip that we sometimes do in the winter.   It will mostly be on roads, but there is an exciting single track descent to the pipeline junction.

We'll start at 9am, but some folks will have to start earlier to set up the shuttle.  It would be helpful if you have a parks pass. 

Labor Day Backpack to Horseshoe Lake/Wheeler Peak area (rescheduled)

Leader: 
Tanja Pietrass
Telephone: 
5754187969
Date: 
Sat, 2018-09-01
Leader Email: 
Tpietrass@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I had to reschedule this trip as I got sick.

Weather permitting, we’ll head out Saturday, September 1st (12 noon) to the north side of Wheeler Peak, close to Red River. We hike up to Horseshoe Lake, set up camp, and spend Saturday exploring the ridge. We'll return to camp, spend another gorgeous night at the lake and head down Monday am, with an expected return time to Los Alamos by 3 pm.

If the weather looks too rainy/T-stormy, I’ll cancel or pick an alternate location. Horseshoe Lake is above timberline and exposed. 

Cerro Pedernal hike/summit Sept. 1

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sat, 2018-09-01
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Pedernal is a landmark visible throughout northern New Mexico, standing as a sentinel at the northern end of the Jemez Mountains. It was Georgia O'Keefe's mountain, painted by her time after time. It's summit is a classic destination; views from its 9,862-foot narrow top are spectacular. Reaching the summit takes a two-hour drive from Los Alamos, and a hike of up to 8 miles round trip, depending on how far we can drive towards the base. A vertical 15-foot rock face requires a short stretch of class 4 climbing. Bring water and lunch, and be prepared for any sort of weather.

Cerro de la Olla exploratory peak climb Aug. 26 (rescheduled)

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sun, 2018-08-26
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Cerro de la Olla stands isolated on the Taos Plateau west of the Taos Gorge; it is one of the volcanic domes that dot northern New Mexico, along with San Antonio Mountain and Ute Peak. The peak lies at 9,475 feet, 1,662 feet above the trailhead. The out and back hike totals 5.8 trailless miles, and rewards those who make the summit with open views in all directions.

Bandelier Classic Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
5055005323
Date: 
Sat, 2018-08-25
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Now that the weather has cooled off, join us for a classic Bandelier Hike: the Middle Frijoles Trail going up Rito de Frijoles. We meet at Ponderosa Campground and set up a shuttle to Juniper Campground. From there, we'll head down the Frey Trail, up the Middle Frijoles Trail to the Ponderosa Trail, and end back at Ponderosa Campground. The shuttle back to Juniper Campground will get everyone back to their cars. Rain is predicted for later in the day, so let's get an early start, meeting at 7:30 at Ponderosa Campground to start the shuttle.

Cerro de la Olla exploratory peak climb Aug. 19

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sun, 2018-08-19
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Cerro de la Olla stands isolated on the Taos Plateau west of the Taos Gorge; it is one of the volcanic domes that dot northern New Mexico, along with San Antonio Mountain and Ute Peak. The peak lies at 9,475 feet, 1,662 feet above the trailhead. The out and back hike totals 5.8 trailless miles, and rewards those who make the summit with open views in all directions.

Re-Submitted! Introduction to Trip Leading 101

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231-3561
Date: 
Sat, 2018-08-18
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

THIS TRIP is now RESCHEDULED FOR Sept. 15.

Bill, Rachel and others have offered my services to help folks get over the threshold to trip leading. To date, however, we have had no takers. Not sure why, I bath regularly and occasionally even brush my teeth. So let’s try a new tactic.

Cabra Loop and beyond: morning explore

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sat, 2018-08-11
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

I have a morning free on Saturday, so would like to hike the Cabra Loop trail, which is a 3.1 mile loop that starts from Rendija Canyon not far downstream from the cemetery. I'd like to stretch the hike out to 5-6 miles by taking an out-and-back branch off the northernmost loop of Cabra along the lower Guaje Ridge trail. We'll leave at 8 AM and be back in town by 1 PM at the latest. Bring hat, sunscreen, light jacket, water, and snacks. Contact Bill at bill@priedhorsky.net to join, and to coordinate a meeting place.

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