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East Spanish Peak

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sun, 2014-09-28
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Beginner

We will be in La Veta, CO this weekend, and would welcome anyone who wants to join Evan and I in a climb of East Spanish Peak on Sunday. East Spanish Peak is the highest 12,000-foot peak in the US. Also the highest 11,000-foot peak. Also the highest 10,000-foot peak. From its summit, one drops to the plains and Kansas. The two Spanish Peaks are the prominent landmark that one sees driving south on I-25 from Pueblo, or from highway 160 going from Walsenberg to Alamosa. Details of the summit climb can be found here.

El Rito Day of the Trad

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Telephone: 
505-412-2033
Date: 
Sat, 2014-09-27
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Advanced

 

This is a day to get some Trad Leading practice at El Rito Trad. Some will want to TR the single-pitch routes. I planned to have us set Pedernal Cracks, Shoes for Industry, and Cave Woman for those who want to TR. A 60m rope just reaches the bottom for Pedernal Cracks and Cave Woman, which means when lowering someone you have to be watchful on the rope as the person being lowered nears the bottom. We will endeavor to get 70m ropes for these routes

 

 

I will have a club sign-in sheet. I'll have waivers for the non-club members who will be there.

Grand Canyon Backpack (Deer Creek) - non-Mountaineer

Leader: 
Karl Buckendahl
Date: 
Tue, 2014-09-23

Karl Buckendahl, a long-term friend of the Mountaineers, is part of a Grand Canyon backpack trip that is seeking additional members. They have five confirmed and are looking for up to three more people.  It is a good group of people and I know that our Los Alamos friends would enjoy hiking with them.  If you have time please put the word out and have them call Karl at 928 556 013 for more details.
 
Dear Jennnifer Robino,

Congratulations! You have been issued a permit 14-06389 for a Grand Canyon backpacking trip beginning on 09/24/2014 for 8 hikers.

Pajarito mountain

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Sun, 2014-09-21
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Let's hike to the top of Pajarito mountain this Sunday.
We'll meet at 9 AM in the High School parking lot right next to the Lemon lot (NW side of the Canyon/Diamond intersection). We will carpool from there. We should be back around 12:30.
The hike climbs ~1000 ft to the top of Pajarito mountain.
We will break on top for lunch.

Non Technical Local Canyon Gem

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Sun, 2014-09-21
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Escobas Canyon bisects the Pajarito Plateau separating Burnt Mesa from Escobas Mesa within the confines of Bandelier NM. It drains a large swath of land South of NM4 and funnels water into Frijoles Canyon. The canyon is rarely visited and its entrances are protected by NM locust, thistle and a variety of local shrubs that will leave their mark on those not properly clothed. Our track will start a few hundred yards E of the Ponderosa Campground. Car pools can be arranged by meeting at Sullivan Field at 08:00 on Sunday morning, and we will then travel to the TH at the Ponderosa Campground.

Climb Mt Lindsey

Leader: 
Ron Morgan
Date: 
Fri, 2014-09-12
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Mt. Lindsey has been on my list for awhile... come join me.  We'll leave Friday evening a week from tomorrow (Sept 12th) at about 5PM, carpooling up to the Huerfano trailhead (south of Ft.

Not-a-Hut-Trip, La Veta, Colorado, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2013

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Thu, 2014-08-28
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Update July 27: A few vacancies have opened for this trip.

Valles Caldera/La Garita day hike

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2014-08-23
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Note Tuesday morning: I've added some additional information, including an excellent link, and hike statistics that are a bit harder than previously advertised.

New Climbing Class, "Understanding Rock Climbing Anchors"

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Fri, 2014-08-15
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Zack Baker is leading our 2014 "REALLY Understanding Rock Climbing Anchors" class.  This class if free to all 2014 Climbing School graduates, and $20 for all other LAM members.  Tentatively, 6-9PM on Friday, August 15th and 9AM - 2PM Saturday, August 16th.
 
Adjusted time:  6-7:30 on Thursday, Aug 14 and 8-11am on Saturday, Aug 16

Lake Peak & Penitente Peak Loop Hike

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2014-08-03
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Let's hike the Lake Peak - Penitente Peak loop from the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  Leave Los Alamos Sunday at 6:30 am, to avoid thundershowers, and begin hiking at 8 am from the SF Ski Basin.  (We can meet SF & Abq folks at the Ski Basin)  The hike is approximately 12-13 miles long with ~2800 vertical rise.  Hike up the Windsor Trail to the Raven's Ridge Trail.  Then up to Deception Peak and Lake Peak.  Hike across to Penitente Peak.  Then finally down to Puerto Nambe and back to the Ski Basin.

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