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Llama trip to Scorpion Gulch, Escalante, Utah, October 6-14, 2012

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2012-10-06
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Llama trip to Scorpion Gulch, Escalante, Utah, October 6-14, 2012

Spanish Peaks - CANCELED due to poor weather (possible snow) forecast.

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Sat, 2012-10-06
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Objective Oriented.
Overview: The objective is to complete a circuit that includes the summits of both West (13,500’) and East (12,650’) Spanish Peaks. The difficulty arises in that this circuit is approximately 15 mi in length with 7,000 feet of total vertical gain. We will leave Los Alamos around noon on Saturday Oct. 6 and drive approximately 5 h to Cordova Pass Campground.

Chiapas, Mexico Jan 17-31, 2013

Leader: 
Dick Opsahl / Sherry Hardage
Date: 
Thu, 2012-10-04
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

2 Week trip to Chiapas Mexico with the Los Alamos Mountaineers.

Dick Opsahl will be the official leader for this Mountaineers trip to Chiapas from Jan 17-31, 2013.  I, Sherry Hardage, am organizing it. I lived in San Cristobal de las Casas for 7 months and know the state reasonably well.

Mozart on the Rock - Opera at Bandelier

Leader: 
Jason Lott
Date: 
Sat, 2012-09-29
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

The Los Alamos Opera Guild, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Atomic
City Transit, Los Alamos Commerce Development Corporation, and Don Quixote
Distillery & Winery are co-hosting Mozart on the Rocks - Opera at
Bandelier on September 29, 2012.  This first-ever event is an opportunity
for those not familiar with opera to participate in an introductory
experience, as well as for opera aficionados to enjoy listening in a
special venue.  The performance will be held in the evening, after the

Run to Ullrfest

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Sat, 2012-09-29
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Join Zack for a run from the Mitchell Trailhead to Pajarito Ski Hill via Guaje Ridge to celebrate Ullrfest. 
 
 What: 8 mile one-way from the Michell trail to the Ski Hill.  Return to Sullivan field via free county bus. 
When: Sept 29.  Meet at the trailhead at 11am to get to the party by 1ish.
How: Running. With enough people, different pace groups will form and people can go at their own pace. There is a party on the deck after, so if any particular person is slower it won't be a problem.
 

Moderate hike to the Ullrfest

Leader: 
Kei Davis
Date: 
Sat, 2012-09-29
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Counterpoint to running to the hill, how about a moderate walk/hike instead.  Join Lisa and Kei 9:00 a.m. Saturday September 29 at the Sullivan Field parking lot.  From there it's a walk through the western area, then up Quemazon trail to Guaje Ridge.  Greet the hard-core as they stagger past us near the end (they're starting at 11:00am).  Should take FOUR [corrected from email] hours more or less.  Stay for the Ullrfest or not (I think the beer starts flowing at noon and the live music starts at 1:00pm), catch a bus back to Sullivan Field.

Urban brunch hike (catered)

Leader: 
Melissa Bartlett
Date: 
Sat, 2012-09-22
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

We’ve had urban brunch hikes before, but this one has a twist. We will finish the hike at the Co-op, who will be waiting for us with a catered brunch (not a potluck like before – no muss, no fuss). We will meet at the Larry Walkup pool parking lot at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning. After shuttling some cars to the Co-op, we will start the hike, taking the Ranch School Trail down to the Pueblo Canyon Trail, then following the canyon until the Tent Rocks Trail splits off to the south.

Trampas Lakes, NM Overnight Sept. 22-23

Leader: 
Peter McLachlan
Date: 
Sat, 2012-09-22
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

This overnight hike is my favorite hike in New Mexico.  It is close by, just East of Espanola.  The trail head is at 9,000 feet with a wooded trail up to three pretty lakes at 11,400 feet surrounded by towering Truchas peaks.  The trail is six miles in and is never terribly steep despite the significant elevation gain. We will hike in on Saturday, spend one night around the lakes, and come out on Sunday.
I hope that you will join me for this beautiful short outing.

Chavez Canyon Canyoneering

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Date: 
Sat, 2012-09-15
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

See exciting pictures at https://picasaweb.google.com/104478866904570782869/20120519ChavezCanyon
 
It seems that June is a bit crowded and there are some folks who would like to do this trip, but can't do it on June 16. My summer weekends are a bit packed, so I've decided to move this to late summer when it will be a bit cooler than July or August and we should be past the Monsoon Season.
 

Santa Fe Baldy Run

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Sun, 2012-09-09
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Join Zack for an exploratory test of a new type of mountaineer's trip, the Blitzwanderung, or "lightning hike."    Have you always felt that hiking was great, that all the scenery was quite lovely, but that it could be improved if the trees were kind of blurry and the scenery changed faster?    Well, here is the solution for you.  Following the German tradition, the Blitzwanderung attacks the mountain with a vengance. 
 
What:  14 mile round trip from the Santa Fe Ski Basin to Santa Fe Baldy

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