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Introduction to Backpacking - Classroom

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Tue, 2013-06-18
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Tuesday, June 18, from 7-8PM in Los Alamos. Instructor: Momo Vuyisich
One hour presentation, focused mostly on backpacking gear. After attending this class, you will be able to easily select the most appropriate gear for your backpacking needs.
Class is free, but each participant must register by e-mailing Momo Vuyisich (info@wildwestgallery.com). The class location will be e-mailed to you.

Santa Fe Baldy

Leader: 
Mary Thompson
Date: 
Sat, 2013-06-15
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

TRIP IS NOW ON HOLD (6/5/13) DUE TO FIRE CLOSURES IN THE PECOS WILDERNESS.  Mary will be in touch with participants.
TRIP IS NOW FULL.  Contact Mary to be put on a wait list.  
Strenuous hike to Santa Fe Baldy, joint trip with the Sierra Club.  14 miles round-trip, 3500' gain, moderately fast pace.  Limit of eight hikers.  One or two dogs ok, must have leash for lunch stops .  Mary Thompson mary14er@gmail.com 

South San Juan Wilderness Backpack

Leader: 
Evan Rose
Date: 
Fri, 2013-06-14
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Some folks had to drop out - Contact Evan to join the trip! 
Let's take a 3 day backpack trip up the Adams Fork of the Conejos River in the South San Juan Wilderness in southern Colorado.  Leave Friday morning and begin hiking by 1 pm near the western end of Platoro Reservoir.  Hike about 5 miles (1200 ft elevation gain) up the Adams Fork drainage to timberline and camp at about 11,000 ft.  Saturday - day hike to Summit Peak (13,300 ft)  - early start required.  Other day hikes possible.  Hike out Sunday morning & drive home.  
Limit - 12 people

Climbing School Graduates Tres Piedras Trip

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin and John Pianezze
Date: 
Sat, 2013-06-08
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Moderate

The two trips to Penitente and Tres Piedras will continue John Pianezze's series of trips for climbing school graduates from this year or other recent years. These 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! Both areas provide opportunities to toprope climbs in the 5.6 to 5.10 range, and Penitente also provides opportunities to do easy leads in the 5.6 to 5.8 range.
 

Canoe/kayak on the Rio Grande - cancelled

Leader: 
Mary Thompson and Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sat, 2013-06-01
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

 May 29, 2013 - trip now cancelled due to closure of river access due to fire danger. 
 
Canoe/kayak the Rio Grande, joint trip with the Sierra Club.  We will paddle the section from Algodones to Alameda, about 5 hours and Class I, suitable for intrepid beginners as well as (possibly rusty?) veterans.  

 

Climbing School Graduates Penitente and Tres Piedras Trips (May 26/27 and/or June 8/9)

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin and John Pianezze
Date: 
Sun, 2013-05-26
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Moderate

The two trips to Penitente and Tres Piedras will continue John Pianezze's series of trips for climbing school graduates from this year or other recent years.  These 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!  Both areas provide opportunities to toprope climbs in the 5.6 to 5.10 range, and Penitente also provides opportunities to do easy leads in the 5.6 to 5.8 range.
 

Cruces Basin 2-night backpack

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2013-05-25
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

I would like to announce a backpacking trip into Cruces Basin for Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27).  Cruces Basin is pristine wilderness located west of San Antonio mountain near the New Mexico/ Colorado border.  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, for those that want to adventure out further and those that want to do shorter day hikes.  There have been previous trips into Cruces Basin by the Mountaineers, all of which have been a great time.  Please see the

Spanish Peaks Climb and Exploration

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Fri, 2013-05-24
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

 
Both an Objective Oriented and Exploratory Trip to the Spanish Peaks Widerness.
Overview: As long as I have traveled South along I-25, the Spanish Peaks have callled to me like the sirens of Greek mythology. This has been going on for over 35 years. It is time to answer the sirens call. Attractions: Interesting geologic formations, and stunning views being the eastern most prominences rising to over 10,000’ above the great prairie.

Climbing School - Graduates' fun day

Leader: 
John Pianezze
Date: 
Sun, 2013-05-19
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

The end of Climbing School has left a hole to fill: what’s next? With the help of our instructors I got a few ideas on some good places outside the White Rock area, where students can improve their skills, learn more about leading, and enjoy the great vertical outdoors.

The first of these trips will be at Las Conchas.

This trip is only for this year's Climbing School Graduates, as well as recent graduates. If you graduated within the past few years, and you didn't get much of a chance to practice - now is the time!

Twelve-mile hike to Yapashi Pueblo and the Shrine of the Stone Lions

Leader: 
Bart Olinger
Date: 
Sat, 2013-05-04
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

 
 

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