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Muleshoe Ranch hiking March 12-17, 2013

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Tue, 2013-03-12
Difficulty: 
Moderate

Melissa and I recently had an excellent trip to the Muleshoe Ranch near Willcox, Arizona.
It is a lovely place of wild desert and oases, with many opportunities for hiking, as well as
hot springs on the facility. Our trip report and some photos can be found here.

Cumbres Pass X-C Ski

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2013-03-10
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Let's go skiing at Cumbres Pass on Sunday March 10.  Out and back X-C ski up the Dixie Creek drainage from Cumbres Pass.  8 miles round trip.  New snow Friday night/Saturday am, so the roads should be OK by Sunday and the snow should be good. 
Meet on the Trinity Drive side of LANB at 7:45.  Leave Los Alamos at 8 am.  (Note:  Daylight savings time starts Sunday March 10!).  Return 6-6:30 pm Sunday evening.  Bring layers of clothing, lunch, water.

Valle Ski Tour re-scheduled to Feb. 24th

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin
Date: 
Sun, 2013-02-24
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

After the snowstorm this Wednesday, there are about 5 inches of new snow on the route.  The ski track through Canada Bonito is in very good condition, and trail-breaking in the meadow is easy because the new snow is pretty heavy and a little wind-packed.  Also, the extra snow should make the descent into the Valle de los Posos much easier.  So conditions are now MODERATE

Avalanche Standard Level 1 Course at Pajarito Mountain

Leader: 
Bart Daly
Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Avalanche Standard Level 1 Course at Pajarito Mountain, NM February 21-24, 2013 Taught by
Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol
Are you a backcountry traveler that wishes to learn how to navigate avalanche terrain, or to rescue your partner should they be caught in an avalanche?  Are you a ski patroller desiring avalanche education, whether for application in the line of duty or for personal recreation in the backcountry?  If so, then this course is for you.

Leadville Snowshoe/Ski Feb. 14-18

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-14
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

As we have done in past years, we will rent a house in Leadville and use that town - the highest city in the U.S. - as a base for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and alpine skiing. The latter can be done at funky old Ski Cooper (3 free days with a Pajarito pass), or world class Copper Mountain, just 25 miles and 40 minutes away. We will drive up the afternoon/evening of Thursday February 14, spend 4 nights in Leadville, giving us 3 days for adventures, then return to Los Alamos on Monday the 18th, which is the President's Day holiday.

Brazos Overlook SkiTour

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin
Date: 
Sun, 2013-02-10
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

 

Valle Crossing Ski Trip (delayed)

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin
Date: 
Sun, 2013-02-10
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

 Ski Tour from Pajarito Mt. to the Valle Grande, Sunday, February 10, 2013

 

NOTE: Sign up for this trip is via email (norbert.ensslin@gmail.com) or phone (662-1408) NOT via the Mountaineers website.

 

IT'S A GO! Wilderness First Responder 5-day course

Leader: 
Lorrie Bonds Lopez, Carl Gilmore, April Grisitti
Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-08
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Beginner

WE HAVE 9 OPEN SLOTS LEFT.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation.

It's Groundhog Day: Pinorealosa Peak Ski Trip

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Sat, 2013-02-02
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

I so enjoyed Jean's last ski trip to Spruce Hole/Pinorealosa Peak area North of Chama that I thought that it would make an excellent deja vu moment for Groundhog day. Leave Los Alamos at 7 am, return about 5-6 pm.  Let me know if you'd like to come, at mraltherr1@gmail.com - and we'll arrange car pooling. Additional details can be found in the trip archive (12/23/2012)

11th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race

Leader: 
Jean Payne
Date: 
Sat, 2013-01-19
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Beginner

 

11th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race

 

The 11th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race, presented by Friends of the Sandia Mountains, is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2013. The race begins at 10:00 a.m. at the lower level parking lot at Sandia Crest and is a 5-km trek through the Cibola National Forest.

 

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