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South Fork Ticaboo Llama Expedition May 4-12, 2013

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2013-05-04
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Trip is full.  Once again we return to the Canyon Country, in what, according to my best reckoning, is my 100th lifetime trip. Our goal is the South Fork of Ticaboo Creek, accessible by trail from its south rim by people and llamas. Our previous trips to this country have targeted the nearby main fork, and we spent little time in the South Fork (see the 2009 trip report). The upstream terrain in the South Fork offers a new range of adventures - we can expect the usual domes, slickrock, and slot canyons.

Wheeler Peak Snowshoe

Leader: 
Kelly Gallagher and Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2013-04-28
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 snow, and will finish the peak hiking.  Limit of 12 hikers.  One or two dogs ok, must have leash.

Guaje Ridge Shakedown

Leader: 
Bart Olinger
Date: 
Sat, 2013-04-27
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

This hike is number 36 in Craig Martin's 100 hikes in New Mexico. Craig says the elevations are from 7,025 to 8,790 ft with 2,200 ft of elevation gain. We will start at Guaje Pine(s) Cemetery, the lowest point, taking the Perimeter trail to the Mitchell trail, then hike up to the Guaje Ridge trail, then east to the Cabra trail, and finally hike down to Rendija Canyon and back to the cemetery. This is the route of the Jemez Trail Run 1/2 marathon, minus the Posse Shack spur.The distance is about 10 miles and is an excellent shakedown hike for the upcoming hiking season.

Two day yurt trip near Cumbres pass

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Fri, 2013-04-19
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

AS OF MARCH 26, THERE IS ONE SLOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRIP
Please join us on an overnight yurt trip in southern Colorado. You can either snowshoe or ski to the yurt. This is a very easy trip, requiring only 2.5 miles of hiking and 400 ft of elevation gain to the yurt.
We will drive to Cumbres pass on Friday, April 19, hike to the yurt, and enjoy great views at sunset. In the morning, we will go on a short hike to the nearby ridge for some more great views. We will then return to our cars and drive home.
The yurt can sleep 6, and the cost is $25 per person.

Zuni-Acoma Trail hike in the El Malpais Nat'l Monument (near Grants, NM)

Leader: 
Jean Dewart and Mary Thompson
Date: 
Fri, 2013-04-19
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

 

Buckman Mesa and Otowi Peak

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sun, 2013-04-14
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

We will explore the top of Buckman Mesa and its summit, Otowi Peak. Buckman guards the entrance to White Rock Canyon, with huge views of the Rio Grande, the Pajarito Plateau, and the Jemez. The trip description can be found in the Sierra Club's "Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area", 7th edition, hike #30.
We will leave Los Alamos at 9:30 AM, driving past La Tierra to Buckman Road and the trailhead. We expect to be out until 4-5 PM, and folks interested can stop for dinner in Santa Fe before heading back to Los Alamos. Contact Bill P. regarding meeting locations.

Tree Planting -around the Nordic Ski Trails near Pajarito Mountain

Leader: 
Jennifer Sublett, Santa Fe Nat'l Forest
Date: 
Fri, 2013-04-12

The SF Nat'l Forest is seeking volunteers for tree planting efforts withink the 2011 Las Conchas fire burn area near los Alamos.  Exact dates are dependent upon weather, soil moisture, etc., but possible dates are Fridays and Saturdays of April 12/13 and 19/20.
The 56-acre area around teh Nordic Ski Trails at the base of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area within the burn area will be planted with Douglas Fir. 

CANCELLED: Llama trip to Fish Creek April 9-14

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Tue, 2013-04-09
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Unfortunately, we did not have enough participants for this trip to go. Bill P. 02/10/13
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Dear Mountaineers,

This llama trip is scheduled over Los Alamos Schools spring break to make it possible to include students and teachers connected with the Los Alamos Schools. I expect options for day activities to include all levels of difficulty, from low-level technical scrambling down to easy, and am sure that we can meet the desires of all who take part.

Red Wash Canyon day hike (Abiquiu)

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sun, 2013-03-31
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

One of the classic cool season hikes in our neighborhood is Red Wash Canyon near Abiquiu, which straddles the boundary between the Colorado Plateau and the Santa Fe formation that fills the Rio Grande rift. It is surrounded by colorful rock formations, includes a slot canyon of sorts, and, at the top, opens into the Arroyo del Cobre (Copper Canyon), home for even more spectacular formations.

Banff Mountain Film

Leader: 
Kent Little
Date: 
Mon, 2013-03-18

 

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Please join us for the 20th annual presentation of The Banff Mountain Film Festival in support of The Santa Fe Conservation Trust and The Lensic Performing Arts Center
 

 March 18 and 19th 7:00 pm
 

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