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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.

Exploring San Juan mountains, including a 14er. August 1-3. A 4x4 SUV is required.

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Fri, 2014-08-01
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

We will spend a weekend in the high country of San Juan mountains of Colorado, driving high mountain roads and day hiking.
A 4x4 SUV with high clearance is required for this trip.
Please do not bring dogs on this trip.
On Friday, we will drive to the Uncompahgre Peak trailhead west of Lake City. It's about a 5-6 hour drive (260 miles).
We will start hiking very early (~4AM) on Saturday and summit Uncompahgre Peak. This is a 7.25 mile round trip hike with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. This is a class 2 hike. The views will be spectacular.

Camping Spaces Available on Grand Teton Trip

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Fri, 2014-08-01
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

The Grand Teton/ Yellowstone Complex is among the crown jewels of the National Park System. We have several spaces available at the Gros Ventre group campsite (August 1-7,), as well as reservations at a number of backcountry campsites in Garnett Canyon. Occupy yourself during the day, or spend a night in the backcountry, and share a sense of comraderie with your fellow mountaineers in one of North America's most dramatic alpine environments. You can secure a spot in the group site for a $40 deposit.

Grand Teton Climbing Trip

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Wed, 2014-07-30
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Advanced

We have reserved 21 climber camps on the approach to the Grand Teton for several dates between July 31, 2014 through August 6, 2014. In addition, we have a group camp site to accommodate those not on the mountain. Besides the Grand, multiple and varied recreational opportunities exist in the area. Several spots remain and can be had for a $50 commitment fee paid to the trip leader. Several team building and training exercises will be conducted in between now and our departure in July. If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please contact the trip leader.

Rubber Ducky Float Trip

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Sun, 2014-07-13
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 10am on Sunday July 13 at the Red Dot trailhead, hike down to the river, continue up the river trail to the bottom of the Blue Dot. There, we will stop and enjoy lunch and inflate our floating toys/mattresses/water wings. We will then float back down to the Red Dot, wash off in the clean springs, and hike back to our cars.
The $3 vinyl inner tube toys at Smiths are suitable for this trip, and/or a life vest or wetsuit. Please invite summer students and postdocs.

Adventuring from a remote camp in the North Cascades, July 12-17+

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2014-07-12
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner


Update Feb. 27: Three small upstairs rooms remain available, along with nooks and crannies.

Splashing down the East Fork of the Jemez (or "Jemez Box Canyon Lite")

Leader: 
Kei Davis
Date: 
Sat, 2014-07-12
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Summer visitors are welcome!  Some old hands could be really helpful, too.

Evening hike to the Natural Arch

Leader: 
Kei Davis and Lisa Biehl
Date: 
Wed, 2014-07-09
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join us for an easy after-work walk/hike to the nearby natural arch.
Besides the photo-op at the arch itself, this gives a nice view of Los Alamos and surrounding area, and shows the consequences of the 2000 fire and the ensuing recovery and changes.

Squaw Pass Backpack; Weminuche Wilderness

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Thu, 2014-07-03
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

I am proposing a 4 day backpack, to start/end at the Williams Creek Reservoir, north of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.   I will have to do a scouting trip, ahead of time - to make sure the trails are open - but, the area is south from last year's forest fires.  In the event that the scouting trip is not successful - we will switch the hike location - most probably to the South San Juan Wilderness Area, out of Platoro, Colorado. 
 

Canyoneering in Zion National Park

Leader: 
Dan Creveling
Date: 
Sat, 2014-06-28
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Canyoneering in Zion National Park
(A 2014 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

Pre-Trip Training: June 21st and 22nd
Trip to Zion National Park: June 28th - July 3rd
Trip Leader: Dan Creveling (plus many people helping!)
 
As of 16 April 2014  :  33 canyoneers attending
 

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