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Penitente-Lake Peak Loop

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2013-08-18
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Let's hike the Penitente - Lake Peak loop from the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  Leave Los Alamos Sunday at 6:30 am, to avoid thundershowers, begin hiking at 8 am from the SF Ski Basin.  The hike is approximately 12-13 miles long with ~2800 vertical rise.  Hike up the Windsor Trail to Puerto Nambe, then up Penitente Peak and across to Lake Peak.  Almost all of the hike is on a well used trail, but there is a bit of 3rd class scrambling between the 2 peaks.

After-work Natural Arch hike

Leader: 
Kei Davis
Date: 
Wed, 2013-08-07
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Back once more by popular demand.  This is an evening after work to visit our remarkable natural arch.  Besides the arch are big views of Los Alamos and well beyond, and an introduction to the first part of Mitchell Trail that starts any number of much longer hikes.

This short hike is nominally for summer students and visitors, but all are welcome, particularly if you've never been to our local natural arch.

Conejos alternative Aug. 2-4

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Fri, 2013-08-02
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Dear Mountaineers,
The trip below will not go due to lack of interest. However, some of us are renting a cabin in Horca (where the gravel road to Platoro turns off from the blacktop). This can be a base of operations for day hiking in the Conejos/Platoro area, and we might squeeze one or two more into the cabin. Let me know if you are interested. Bill
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TRIP BELOW WILL NOT GO - MAYBE ANOTHER TIME,

Needle Mountains Wilderness Adventure

Leader: 
Barry Smith (667-1585) and Paul Bradley
Date: 
Wed, 2013-07-31
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Needle Mountains Wilderness Adventure:  Trip Leader:  Barry Smith (667-1585)
 
July 31 - Aug 4, 2013
 
Leave Durango Wednesday 31 July on the DSNGR, get off the train at Needleton and grunt up the trail to Ruby Lake Basin (11,600), which is surrounded by peaks to climb. 
 

Santa Fe Baldy hike

Leader: 
Mary Thompson
Date: 
Sat, 2013-07-27
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

 
Saturday, July 27 Strenuous hike to Santa Fe Baldy, joint trip with the Sierra Club.  14 miles, 3600’ gain.  Early start, moderately fast pace.  Limit of 8 hikers, one or two dogs.  Dogs must be on leash at lunchtime.  Mary Thompson mary14er@gmail.com
 

After-work Natural Arch hike

Leader: 
Kei Davis
Date: 
Wed, 2013-07-24
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join Kei and Lisa for an evening after work to visit our remarkable natural arch!  Besides the arch are big views of Los Alamos and well beyond, and an introduction to the first part of Mitchell Trail that starts any number of much longer hikes.

This short hike is nominally for summer students and visitors, but all are welcome, particularly if you've never been to our local natural arch.

An overnight backpacking trip in Jemez mountains - CANCELLED

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich, Rick Light, and Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sat, 2013-07-20
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED AND REPLACED BY A MORE ADVANCED TRIP
This is a good opportunity for beginner backpackers. We will hike to and camp on the Rabbit Ears mountain, which overlooks the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The hike will start from the St. Peter's Dome road in early PM on Saturday, July 20. We will reach the summit in less than two hours (~2 miles, 1,300 ft vertical gain), set up camp, eat dinner, and enjoy great views of Valle Grande. The next morning, we will eat breakfast, break camp, and hike back to the cars.

A backpacking trip in San Juan Mountains of Colorado - Island and Ice Lakes basins

Leader: 
Momo Vuyisich
Date: 
Fri, 2013-07-19
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Let's explore the beautiful Island and Ice Lakes basins next weekend. They will be filled with carpets of wild flowers and offer beautiful views. Photography opportunities will be excellent.
Here are some photos from this area:
http://im9.eu/picture/island-lake-in-ice-lake-basin-san-juan-mountains-c...
http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/non-bibe-trip-reports/ice-lake-s...

Canyoneering in Zion National Park [trip is full]

Leader: 
Daniel Creveling
Date: 
Thu, 2013-07-11
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

!!! THIS TRIP IS FULL !!!
 
Canyoneering in Zion National Park
(A 2013 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

Pre-Trip Training: June 22nd and June 29th
Trip to Zion National Park: July 11th - 16th
Trip Leader: Dan Creveling (plus many people helping!)
 

Rubber Ducky Float Trip

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Sun, 2013-06-30
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 11am on Sunday June 30 at the Red Dot trailhead, hike down to the river, continue up the river trail to the bottom of the Blue Dot. There, we will stop and enjoy lunch and inflate our floating toys/mattresses/water wings. We will then float back down to the Red Dot, wash off in the clean springs, and hike back to our cars.
The $3 vinyl inner tube toys at Smiths are suitable for this trip, and/or a life vest or wetsuit. Please invite summer students and postdocs.

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