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Fall Color Bike Ride to the Gilman Tunnels - Sunday Oct. 30, 2016

Leader: 
Ross Lemons
Telephone: 
505-672-1586
Date: 
Sun, 2016-10-30
Leader Email: 
lemonsra@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

  This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back. The trip is in conjunction with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), and is free for Los Alamos Mountaineers Members and PEEC Members, but PEEC charges a small fee for non members. 

Another Local Treasure: Monument Canyon Loop

Leader: 
Michael R. Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231 3561
Date: 
Sun, 2016-10-23
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Background: This is another in a series of hikes that I like to call local treasures. We live in a spectacular setting, but often find ourselves fleeing the area to get away from our weekday lives on the weekends. There are spectacular adventures to be had within minutes of where we live. This is one of them. Monument Canyon was a designation given to the area in 1932 to protect a 1-square-mile section of old growth Ponderosa Pine Forest. I like to think it was given the name due the number of tent rocks and hoodoos in the area.

Bandelier Loop Bike Ride

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Sat, 2016-10-22
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join Zack for a nice fall bike ride and coffee on Saturday, Oct 22.   We'll start at the Motorola building at TA3 and bicycle around past Bandelier.  We'll stop for coffee at the Pig and Fig in White Rock, then continue back to Los Alamos.   We'll start around 8:30 to let it warm up a little.    Let Zack know if you want to come at zackbaker@gmail.com

Mountain Biking the White Rim Road, Canyonlands

Leader: 
Don Krier & Kathleen Gruetzmacher
Telephone: 
505-412-9081
Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-18
Leader Email: 
donathon@cybermesa.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This is an announcement for an October 2016 White Rim trail Mountain bike ride, October 17 through October 22.  This is an approximately 100 mile mountain bike ride, ridden in 4.5 days with four nights camping, and will be supported by three 4WD vehicles.  The route is very beautiful through southern Utah canyon country.  While good mountain biking skills are required, the route is not particularly technical.  However, the ride from the mesa top down to the White Rim (first day) and the ride up to the mesa top (last day) requires some skill and endurance and/or hike-a-bike.

Bandelier Hike to backcountry ruin

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
505-662-9592
Date: 
Sat, 2016-10-08
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Are you home over the Columbus Day weekend, and looking for a hike?  Let's do a hike in the Bandelier back country, to see a remote ruin.

The hike is about 15 miles round trip, from the Bandelier Visitor's Center.  

Bring 2 quarts of water, lunch, sunscreen, and rain gear - there is a chance of thundershowers in the forecast.

Meet at Sullivan Field at 7 am to carpool.

If you'd like to come, please email Jean, at jdewart@q.com, so we will know who is coming.

Escalante, Utah area day hiking, October 8-16, 2016

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Date: 
Sat, 2016-10-08
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I previously announced a Canyon Country trip for these dates, and am happy to now provide details. We have taken dozens of backpacking and pack trips to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument area over the decades. All of the time, we have been driving past a number of interesting day hikes as we head deeper into the wilderness.

Improve your mountain biking skills

Leader: 
Annette Weyrauch and Mari Jorgensen
Telephone: 
505-662-3585
Date: 
Sat, 2016-10-01
Leader Email: 
aweyrauch18@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

get more comfortable and efficient riding uphill, downhill, lean your bicycle into turns to keep momentum going, use your brake less because speed is your friend in mountain biking: learn how to get over small rocks. 

Bring your bicycle, helmet, gloves, water and snacks

Meeting Place: Los Alamos horse stable arena at 10 am (at the east end of the horse stables on North Mesa), will be out at least until noon

Improve your mountain biking skills

Leader: 
Annette Weyrauch and Mari Jorgensen
Telephone: 
505-662-3585
Date: 
Sat, 2016-10-01
Leader Email: 
aweyrauch18@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

get more comfortable and efficient riding uphill, downhill, lean your bicycle into turns to keep momentum going, use your brake less because speed is your friend in mountain biking: learn how to get over small rocks. 

Bring your bicycle, helmet, gloves, water and snacks

Meeting Place: Los Alamos horse stable arena at 10 am (at the east end of the horse stables on North Mesa), will be out at least until noon

Canyoneering in Zion National Park

Leader: 
Daniel Creveling
Telephone: 
858-705-0897
Date: 
Thu, 2016-09-29
Leader Email: 
dancrev@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Canyoneering in Zion National Park
(A 2016 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

Pre-Trip Training: TBD (Two days)
Trip to Zion National Park: September 29th - October 4th
Trip Leader: Daniel Creveling
 

Kachina Pk - Wheeler Pk traverse

Leader: 
Don Krier and Kelly Gallagher
Telephone: 
505-412-9081
Date: 
Sun, 2016-09-18
Leader Email: 
donathon@cybermesa.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This is an all-day trip that begins/ends at Taos Ski Valley (TSV) and covers ~9 miles and ~5,100 feet of elevation.  We can drive to and park near the Phoenix Grill at TSV.  The plan is to hike up the Chair 4 route and the higher Kachina Chair route to Kachina Peak (12,481 ft), then hike CCW over Lake Fork Peak (12,881'), then along the cirque ridgeline over unnamed peaks 12,807' and 12,728' to Wheeler Peak (13,761'), and finally down to Williams Lake and back to the cars.  This traverse is mostly Class 2 with several Class 3 portions with exposure that should not be taken lightly.

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