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Fall Color Bike Ride to the Gilman Tunnels

Leader: 
Ross Lemons
Telephone: 
5055701586
Date: 
Sat, 2021-10-30
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 still be golden, making it a most beautiful ride.

Technical Canyoneering in Northwash, Utah: Hog Canyons

Leader: 
Melanee Hand
Telephone: 
5054901960
Date: 
Fri, 2021-10-22
Leader Email: 
mhand1960@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

October is a beautiful and ideal time for canyoneering in the Northwash, Utah area.  The area is popular for technical canyoneering, and remote with no permits required.  You might see canyoneers at the campsites, but seeing anyone in the canyons is rare. There are many opportunities for canyoneering in the Northwash, Utah area by the Hog Springs Rest Area. 

Transceiver Jamboree

Leader: 
Nicole Gabel and Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
5054120061
Date: 
Thu, 2021-10-21
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

BYOB (bring your own beacon) 

With snow in the forecast, the ski season must be coming soon. Let’s take the opportunity to dust off our transceivers, put in fresh batteries and make sure the units are working as expected before we put skin to ski and strap those boards to boot. If you plan on using the Club’s transceivers at any time this upcoming season this is a great opportunity to get familiar with their operation. It’s also a great opportunity to evaluate the plethora of models that our club comrades have in their possession. 

Hike to Spirit Lake

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
5054125961
Date: 
Sun, 2021-10-17
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers on this day hike to Spirit Lake via Windsor Trail in the Pecos Wilderness. Mid-October is a great time to hike in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and view aspen groves at the peak of fall color. This will be a moderately difficult day hike, out-and-back to Spirit Lake. The distance is approximately 13 miles round-trip at high elevation. It’s a long day hike, but non-technical, so the group will start hiking early.

Antone Ridge, llama drop trip, October 9-October 17, 2021

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2021-10-09
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Continuing our multi-year series of explorations in the canyon country, our fall 2021 trip will target Antone Ridge, which we last saw in the spring of 2011, and before that in 2005. The writeup of the 2005 trip can be found at http://lamountaineers.org/oldtrips/145.html. Antone Ridge offers all of the attractions of the slick rock desert - oases, domes, and huge views. The outing is fairly physical, with several hours of hiking every day, but a nice base camp to return to every evening.

Cerro Abrigo loop

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sun, 2021-09-26
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Cerro Abrigo is a dome in the middle of the Valles Caldera preserve, circled with an old logging road. The route is 7.2 miles round trip with a gain of 1,515 feet.

South Mountain Hike

Leader: 
Cecile Hemez
Telephone: 
505-695-6583
Date: 
Sun, 2021-09-12
Leader Email: 
cecilehemez@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Let's check out the views from the top of South Mountain, in the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

8 miles RT, 1500 ft elevation gain, out-and-back. 

Bring sun protection, weather-appropriate layers, water, lunch, and snacks.

Contact the leader for details on meeting location and time.

Trip size limited to 10. 

Cruces Basin easy packback

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Fri, 2021-08-27
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

I would like to announce a two or three-night backpacking trip into Cruces Basin for August 27-29. Cruces Basin is pristine wilderness located west of San Antonio mountain near the New Mexico/ Colorado border. We’ve been a few times before, and it is well worth going back. This trip will be a mellow and family-friendly adventure with a short hike to our camp followed by hikes to explore the Basin. We can break into groups for day hiking, with options for those that want to adventure out further and those that want to do shorter day hikes.

Mountain Bike: Pajarito Mountain to VC Visitors Center

Leader: 
Sylvie Adam
Telephone: 
2062804541
Date: 
Sun, 2021-08-08
Leader Email: 
sylvieadam01@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Sunday August 8, 2021: this ride requires a car shuttle to the Valles Caldera in the morning.  Ride will be limited to 16 individuals.

Bike 19 miles from Parajito Mountain to the Valles Caldera NP visitor center (Guaje canyon trail to pipeline road, VC04, VC02 to visitor center).

All riders to be ready to participate in the shuttle.

Expected ride time: 5 hours.  Driving: 30 minutes each way.  

Relaxed pace,riding as a group. 

 

Please make sure your bike is in good working condition with air in the tires.

La Garita summit

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sun, 2021-08-08
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This is a hike with big views that climbs the northern rim of the Valles caldera. It can be found on page 87 of Coco Rae's book; she says "a popular out and back trail that climbs up an old jeep road through forested groves and high elevation meadows to the northern rim of the caldera, finishing at an open meadow and rewarding your efforts with stunning, sweeping views of the preserve." The hike is 7.6 miles rt and 1902 feet ascent.

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