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Mt. Massive (a 14er) dayhike, July 13-15.

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

This 14er is just west of Leadville, and is the northermost of the fifteen 14ers in the Sawatch Range. The scenery is spectacular in all directions. The route we will take is rated Class 2, which means there is a trail all the way to the top without any scrambling. Cool.
We will depart Los Alamos in the afternoon on Friday 7/13 and drive 275 miles to the trailhead (~5 hours). The last 2.5 miles of the road require 4x4, but the rest is a graded county road.

Chicago Basin 14'ers via steam train

Leader: 
Chris Horley
Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

This is one of the top scenic spots in the San Juans. And IMHO, the San Juans are the most scenic of the Colorado Ranges. This three day backpack (Friday thru Sun) is listed as moderate if you just want to backpack in the 6+ miles and explore around Chicago Basin. If you want to join in climbing the three 14'ers, then consider it a hard trip. I have backpacked in and climbed Eolus the first day and then climbed Windom and Sunlight on the second day. But depending on weather and the group interests, we can do the peak bagging on Saturday. Here are some links to this area:

Splashing down the East Fork of the Jemez

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2012-06-30
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Too hot for you? Me too. One way to hike cool is to hike wet, so let’s go explore the gorge section of the East Fork of the Jemez. This will not be the traverse that we have done in past years, but an out and back trip through the meadows and into the upper end of the gorge. We will
 
Bring water, lunch, clothing choices to cover possibilities from hot to overcast and sprinkling, and shoes suitable for walking on wet rocks. A hiking staff is recommended. Be prepared to be completely wet.
 

Nail Trail Work Party

Leader: 
Craig Martin
Date: 
Sat, 2012-06-23
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Volunteers are needed for a half-day work session to continue post-Las Conchas fire stabilization of the Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail loop.
The work needs to be completed before the monsoon season begins or sections of the trail will wash away.
* When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday June 23
* Where: Pajarito Canyon Trailhead
* Plan: Hike in about one mile and work the eroded side slope section before the entire trail washes away
* What to Wear: Sturdy shoes, long pants, safety or sun glasses, long-sleeved shirt, work gloves

A trip to Wilson Peak (a 14er), June 22-24

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Fri, 2012-06-22
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

This is a prominent 14er a few miles southwest of Telluride. The views should be great along the entire hike, but especially from the summit. According to the 14ers website, the trail is rated as Class 3, which means there will be some scrambling, probably requiring the use of hands.

Annual Summer Solstice Pajarito Mtn hike and potluck

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Wed, 2012-06-20
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

All – it’s time for the Sierra Club and LA Mountaineers to celebrate the summer solstice with a hike and potluck!
Meet at 5:30 in the parking lot adjacent to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge.  Since the available deck is adjacent to the top of the Spruce Lift, there are several options for hiking – up Aspen and back down to the top of Spruce Lift, up the Lone Spruce run, or up Zero Road east which zig-zags to the top of Spruce Lift. 

Santa Fe Baldy Hike

Leader: 
Mary Thompson
Date: 
Sun, 2012-06-10
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Beginner

Strenuous hike to Santa Fe Baldy. This will be a joint Sierra Club/Los Alamos Mountaineers hike.  14 miles, 3600' gain.  Moderately fast pace, early start, limit of 8 people, one or two dogs.  Contact Mary Thompson mary14er@gmail.com 469 9499 after June 3.

Easy backpacking trip in nearby Sandia Mountains

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Sat, 2012-06-09
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Easy backpacking trip in nearby Sandia Mountains, June 9-10.
 
This will be an easy overnight trip and will offer beautiful views of Albuquerque and surrounding areas. The hike to the campsite is only 2 miles long and descends ~500 ft.
 

Spanish Peaks/ Sugarite State Park

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Fri, 2012-06-08
Difficulty: 
Hard

Objective Oriented.
Overview: The objective is to complete a circuit that includes the summits of both West (13,500’) and East (12,650’) Spanish Peaks. The difficulty arises in that this circuit is approximately 15 mi in length with 7,000 feet of total vertical gain. We will leave Los Alamos mid morning on Friday June 8 and drive approximately 5 h to Cordova Pass Campground. If those working on that Friday are interested, it is close enough to drive after work and some arrangements could be made to facilitate your participation.

Hike to SummerFest

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Sat, 2012-06-02
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

 

**** This trip is currently ON HOLD due to Forest Service trail closure on the Guaje Ridge ****

 

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