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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
 

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.

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