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Moab Bike/Hike/Explore November 7-15, 2020

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
(505) 412-0376
Date: 
Sat, 2020-11-07
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I would like to announce the twelfth edition of our successful hike/explore/bike trips to Moab. We have been going most Novembers since 2008, and every time has been a great success. The 2014 trip report can be found at http://lamountaineers.org/node/479#comment-57.

Snowshoe up Pajarito Mountain

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Sat, 2020-10-31
Leader Email: 
jeandewart7@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

While there is still snow, let's snowshoe up Pajarito Mountain on Halloween morning.  The purpose is to get out your gear and get ready for winter.

Meet at the Lodge at Pajarito Mountain at 9 am on Halloween morning.  If we have more than 5 people, we will break into smaller groups and select different routes up the mountain.  Please bring your face mask and we will practice social distancing.  

Fall Color Bike Ride to the Gilman Tunnels

Leader: 
Ross Lemons
Telephone: 
505-570-1586
Date: 
Sat, 2020-10-17
Leader Email: 
lemonsra@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back. The Gilman tunnels are located in the most scenic section of the Guadalupe River Box and were originally blasted out of the rock in the 1920's for a logging railroad.  The cottonwoods along the route will hopefully be near the peak of their fall colors, making it a most beautiful ride.

Ladder Canyon, llama drop trip, October 10-October 18, 2020

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2020-10-10
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

In the wake of a successful spring 2020 llama Canyon trip, our fall 2020 trip will try again for the Ladder Canyon area, which was too dry for camping in fall 2019. We have not yet visited Ladder Canyon, which lies beyond the First and Main area and above the Escalante River. First and Main was our fall 2006 and fall 2011 destination.

Cerro Grande

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Sat, 2020-10-10
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join Zack for a quick trip up Cerro Grande to peep the tail end of the fall colors.  Let's start at 9am on Saturday, Oct 10, at the Cerro Grande parking lot and hike in a socially-distanced way to the top.   It's around 4 miles with a modest elevation gain of 1200 ft.   Bring water, sunscreen, and a snack. 

If you'd like to go, please let Zack know at zackbaker@gmail.com

Sulphur and Alamo Canyon Loop in Valle Caldera - exploratory hike

Leader: 
Olivia Li and Cecile Hemez
Telephone: 
505-695-6583
Date: 
Sun, 2020-10-04
Leader Email: 
cecilehemez@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Inspired by Coco's presentation, we are going to explore the Sulphur and Alamo Canyon Loop from her book. "A delightful trail passing through varied terrain, from otherworldly sulfur fields to pretty creek-lined meadows to beautiful Valle Seco and Alamo Canyon, and offering great views of several valleys and peaks". --excerpt from the book. 

This is an exploratory hike which means we may encounter route finding issues and downfalls. Bring GPS if you have experience using it.

Mileage will be 12-13 miles with ~1800 feet elevation gain. 

CANCELLED: San Pedro Parks Backpack (new date, 2 nights)

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Fri, 2020-10-02
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

CANCELLED FOR LACK OF INTEREST:

Guided tour of Via Ferrata Taos Ski Valley

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2020-09-26
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I'd like to organize a group for the Via Ferrata at Taos Ski Valley. The Via is accessible only to guided groups, with a maximum of 4 participants. It should be a lovely and challenging adventure - see https://www.skitaos.com/via-ferrata. We have two participants so far, so with a 3rd, the cost for the all-day outing will be $217 per person, and will drop to $187 if there are 4 of us. We will start at Taos Ski Valley, about 2 hours from Los Alamos, at 8:45 AM. Contact Bill to join in.

Cerro Pedernal hike/summit Sept. 12

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412-0376
Date: 
Sat, 2020-09-12
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

It looks like Saturday should be a fine autumn day, with the current storm behind us, so let's try a local classic. 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. Its summit is a classic destination; views from its 9,862-foot narrow top are spectacular. It is one of our Peak Challenge summits. Reaching Pedernal takes a two-hour drive from Los Alamos, and a hike of about 8 miles round trip, parking just off the main Forest Service road.

Lake Fork Peak via Taos Ski Valley

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2020-09-05
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Lake Fork Peak is on the west side of the cirque that includes Wheeler Peak, and circles Williams Lake above Taos Ski Valley. At 12,881 feet, it is less than 300 feet below the elevation of New Mexico's high point. To explore this summit in the easiest way possible, we will take the summer lift in Taos Ski Valley (lift #4), and start our hike from there. From there, we will hike to Kachina Peak (a sturdy climb of 1000 feet in itself), and traverse along the ridge line to Lake Fork Peak. We will then retrace our steps and ride the lift back down to the base.

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