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Chaquehui Canyon exploration

Leader: 
Jean Dewart & Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Sat, 2014-11-01
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

There is a lovely canyon, between Ancho and Frijoles, that allows an access to the Rio Grande - Chaquehui Canyon.  Let's explore the trail from the Bandelier overlook to the Rio Grande via Chaquehui.  The trail begins at the overlook on the road into the Bandelier Park headquarters.  The Park Service tells us that the trail is brushy - so long pants are a great idea.  When we get to the river, we will do some exploration along the river.  We will return by the same route.  

Ancho Canyon to Red or Blue Dot Trail Hike

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2014-10-26
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Let's hike down to Ancho Rapids in White Rock Canyon on the Rio Grande.  The hike begins from State Route 4 south of White Rock, on the Ancho Springs Trail, then proceeds upstream along the Rio Grande, and then finishes hiking up the Red or Blue Dot Trail to Pajarito Acres or the Overlook Park in White Rock.  The hike is 1100 ft of elevation loss/gain.  

Bicycle Ride to the Gilman Tunnels

Leader: 
Ross Lemons
Date: 
Sat, 2014-10-25
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.  The Gilman tunnels are located in the most scenic section of the Guadalupe River Box.  These tunnels were originally blasted out of the rock in the 1920's for a logging railroad.  The rock is a Precambrian crystalline matrix that is pinkish in color making it a popular area for technical climbing. 

Zion National Park Fall Canyoneering

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Date: 
Thu, 2014-10-23
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Advanced

This is more of an advisory that some of us will be in Zion National Park for some Canyoneering. Because of the way the permit system works, the groups must be small. However, we thought that there may be others who might be interested in forming groups too. On past trips, we've gotten together outside the canyons for meals and socializing.
 

Little River Wall Sport Climbing

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Date: 
Sat, 2014-10-18
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Advanced

CANCELED BECAUSE OF RAIN
Let's go climbing up near El Rito, again. This time we'll checkout the new area that Jason H. and friends have been developing, the Little River Wall. See http://www.mountainproject.com/v/little-river-wall/109281674. There's a link to the guide there. It's a Sport Climbing area.
 

Exploring the Maze, Canyonlands National Park, Oct. 11-19

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2014-10-11
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate


Aerial photo of the Maze, from WikiCommons
Update Feb. 27: Room is still available on this trip.

East Spanish Peak

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sun, 2014-09-28
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Beginner

We will be in La Veta, CO this weekend, and would welcome anyone who wants to join Evan and I in a climb of East Spanish Peak on Sunday. East Spanish Peak is the highest 12,000-foot peak in the US. Also the highest 11,000-foot peak. Also the highest 10,000-foot peak. From its summit, one drops to the plains and Kansas. The two Spanish Peaks are the prominent landmark that one sees driving south on I-25 from Pueblo, or from highway 160 going from Walsenberg to Alamosa. Details of the summit climb can be found here.

El Rito Day of the Trad

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Telephone: 
505-412-2033
Date: 
Sat, 2014-09-27
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Advanced

 

This is a day to get some Trad Leading practice at El Rito Trad. Some will want to TR the single-pitch routes. I planned to have us set Pedernal Cracks, Shoes for Industry, and Cave Woman for those who want to TR. A 60m rope just reaches the bottom for Pedernal Cracks and Cave Woman, which means when lowering someone you have to be watchful on the rope as the person being lowered nears the bottom. We will endeavor to get 70m ropes for these routes

 

 

I will have a club sign-in sheet. I'll have waivers for the non-club members who will be there.

Grand Canyon Backpack (Deer Creek) - non-Mountaineer

Leader: 
Karl Buckendahl
Date: 
Tue, 2014-09-23

Karl Buckendahl, a long-term friend of the Mountaineers, is part of a Grand Canyon backpack trip that is seeking additional members. They have five confirmed and are looking for up to three more people.  It is a good group of people and I know that our Los Alamos friends would enjoy hiking with them.  If you have time please put the word out and have them call Karl at 928 556 013 for more details.
 
Dear Jennnifer Robino,

Congratulations! You have been issued a permit 14-06389 for a Grand Canyon backpacking trip beginning on 09/24/2014 for 8 hikers.

Non Technical Local Canyon Gem

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Sun, 2014-09-21
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Escobas Canyon bisects the Pajarito Plateau separating Burnt Mesa from Escobas Mesa within the confines of Bandelier NM. It drains a large swath of land South of NM4 and funnels water into Frijoles Canyon. The canyon is rarely visited and its entrances are protected by NM locust, thistle and a variety of local shrubs that will leave their mark on those not properly clothed. Our track will start a few hundred yards E of the Ponderosa Campground. Car pools can be arranged by meeting at Sullivan Field at 08:00 on Sunday morning, and we will then travel to the TH at the Ponderosa Campground.

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