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La Luz Trail hike

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2014-05-11
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Let's head down to the Sandia Mountains and hike the La Luz trail.  This is a hike up a magnificent granite escarpment to the top of the Sandias, with spectacular cliffs and spires and bird's eye views of Albuquerque below.  The hike begins in the desert and climbs to an alpine environment.
 
The hike is 8.5 miles and climbs 4200 ft.  The hike will take about 5 hours.  We'll hike up and take the tram down.  The cost of the tram is $12 per person.  
 

Climbing School Graduate Fun Day Trip to Las Conchas

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin
Date: 
Sat, 2014-05-10
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Moderate

This is the first of three rock climbing trips for Climbing School graduates from this year or other recent years.  These trips are intended to be fun, moderate outings to some of our favorite climbing areas so that graduates can continue to improve their climbing skills and get a reward for their hard work during the school!  The Las Conchas area provides short toprope climbs in the 5.6 to 5.10 range that are within easy walking distance of the car.  There are also a few opportunities to try leading a 5.6 or 5.7 climb.  And, a special highlight!, Ron Mo

Mountain Bike South of Taos

Leader: 
Annette Weyrauch
Date: 
Sun, 2014-05-04
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

 

Los Alamos folks - meet at LA High School Sullivan Field parking lot at 9 am on Sunday.

 

Hall’s Creek Narrows, Horse Pack, May 3-11, 2014

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2014-05-03
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Update Feb 27: This trip is full but no one is yet on the waiting list.

Wheeler Peak Snowshoe Ascent

Leader: 
Kelly Gallagher and Don Krier
Date: 
Sun, 2014-04-27
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Still haven't made it to the highest point in New Mexico? Join us for a hike to Wheeler Peak!  The Williams Lake trail to the summit is approximately 7 miles round trip and is a steep switchback class 2 trail. Total elevation gain of 2,970 ft; highest elevation 13,161 ft. Moderate pace. We expect to start out on snowshoes, and will finish the peak hiking (with microspikes/yak-traks).

Edward Abbey Lecture

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-22

Jack Loeffler, a bioregional aural historian, will talk about the author and environmental advocate Edward Abbey and his legacy at 5:30 p.m. April 22 at the Bradbury Science Museum. The talk is the fourth in a series of evening lectures planned this year at the museum, and is free and open to the public.

 

Many of the Mountaineers are quite into Abbey, so I thought it might be relevant to the membership.   See you there!

 

Swim-Run to Santa Fe

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Sat, 2014-04-19
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Join Zack and friends on the annual run to Santa Fe.   We'll start at the Blue Dot trail, running down the trail then up to Buckman road.  We'll zip lock anything you are fond of, put shoes in garbage bag, and swim across the Rio Grande, then continue up Buckman road to the railyard/REI for lunch.   It's about 20 miles.   The water will be very cold, the road will be very hot.   You'll mostly be responsible for your own ride back, but there may be some carpool space.    Email me at zackbaker@gmail.com
 
 

Ojito Wilderness - GPS hike

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sat, 2014-04-19
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Hi all - it was too windy, with blowing dust last weekend, so we rescheduled!
This 6 mile hike is #42 in the Sierra Club book on Day Hikes in the Santa Fe area.
The Ojito Wilderness was established in 2005 and is just west of San Ysidro.  The area has beatiful high desert scenery with views of Cabezon and the Red Mesa cliffs.  

Technical Canyoneering Workshops : April 18 & 19

Leader: 
Dan Creveling
Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-18

These workshops will be taught by Rich Carlson, the invited speaker for our April meeting.
 
!!!!! NEW LOCATION !!!!!
Meet at Las Conchas trailhead Friday morning at 9am
 

Wheeler Peak Snowshoe Ascent

Leader: 
Kelly Gallagher and Don Krier
Date: 
Sun, 2014-04-06
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Still haven't made it to the highest point in New Mexico? Join us for a
hike to Wheeler Peak!

The Williams Lake trail to the summit is approximately 7 miles round
trip and is a steep switchback class 2 trail. Total elevation gain of 2,970
ft; highest elevation 13,161 ft. Moderate pace. We expect to start out on
snowshoes, and will finish the peak hiking (with microspikes/yak-traks).
Limit of 12 hikers. One or two dogs ok, must have leash.

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