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Rio Grande Packraft Loop

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-08
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join Zack on a Rio Grande packrafting adventure on Saturday, June 8.  We will start at the Red Dot Trail, decend to the river, kayak about 8 miles downriver to the Burro trail in Bandelier, and hike back to the waiting shuttle back to White Rock.   You should be prepared to carry a kayak about 7 miles with ~2k' of elevation change. 

If you'd like to come, please email zackbaker@gmail.com

Ojo Caliente backcountry

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-01
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Up the hill from the Ojo Caliente spa, one enters into high desert backcountry with rock formations and views from the Jemez to the Taos plateau. We will do an explore of 8-10 miles in this terrain, with an optional end-of-hike stop at the hot springs and/or restaurant. Our route will take us north and west from the hot springs, hiking to the mica mine and beyond to the overlook rocks. If we feel energetic, we can continue cross-country to the summit of Cerro Colorado, 7813' high.

Mt Taylor Excursion - 1 June 2019

Leader: 
Evan Rose
Telephone: 
5056958945
Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-01
Leader Email: 
evan_rose@msn.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

NEW INFORMATION: Sign up via PEEC website or at the Nature Center in Los Alamos! See Below.

Mt Taylor is one of the seven peaks in the Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge, a program sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Mountaineers.  See this site for details of the program:

https://peecnature.org/   Look under the "Learn" dropdown menu.

Ancho Springs Technical Canyoneering

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Telephone: 
505-500-4307
Date: 
Sun, 2019-05-26
Leader Email: 
brettmk@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

!! WEATHER ALERT !!

The weather forecast is not promising to do this canyon on 5/11. For Friday and Saturday the rainfall will be significant and the temps cold.

I'll reschedule for Memorial Day weekend, 5/26 for now.

Prerequisite: Competent rapeller.

Rescheduled---Otowi Peak Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
15055005323
Date: 
Sat, 2019-05-25
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This hike is re-scheduled for May 25. Please contact PEEC. 

Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for the first hike of the new Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge!

lower Grand Canyon commercial paddle raft trip May 2019

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Date: 
Mon, 2019-05-20
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL

Dear Mountaineers,

Alpine Spring Backpack with Optional Summit Bid

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231 3561
Date: 
Fri, 2019-05-17
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

We will plan to camp near Willow Lake in the Western drainage of the Crestones, below Kit Carson Peak. On Friday May 17tth we will drive from Los Alamos to Crestone, Co., departing around 09:00 with an anticipated arrival in Crestone of around 12:30. From there we will shoulder our backpacks and climb the 2850' in 41/4 miles to Willow Lk and set up camp. On Saturday, those interested can make a go at Kit Carson, or simply enjoy the day exploring the cirque. All my prior trips into the Crestones have been from the other side of the ridge (via S.Colony Lakes).

Full Moon Hike and Potluck Dinner

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Fri, 2019-05-17
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Sign up for this hike/potluck thru the PEEC web link below.  

Join PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler, and avid hiker Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers for a full moon hike and potluck dinner.  It's really a great evening to take a hike and learn about the stars - it turns out, when the moon is out, it is easier to learn the major stars and constellations.  

Trip Leader 101

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231-3561
Date: 
Sun, 2019-05-05
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

We will combine a trip down the non-technical portion of Escobas Canyon (one of my local favorites) with a discussion (before departing) on the requirements to put a trip together and lead a trip. This is a largely off-trail excursion and will likely have you out for 4-6 hours. I have not been down the water course for a while and I'm not sure what shape it's in. However, I am confident that there will be some bush whacking, and you will want to dress in long pants and have a long sleeve shirt available. Bring lunch snacks and enough water for a day out.

Ancho-Red Dot loop

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Date: 
Sat, 2019-05-04
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

This is a classic local shuttle hike along White Rock Canyon, going into the canyon on the Ancho Canyon trail, which leaves NM 4 between White Rock and Bandelier, and coming out along the Red Dot trail. The hike should total 7 miles and climb about 1200 feet; I expect it to be about 6 hours on the trail. Bring lunch, water, hat, and clothing suitable for whatever hot or cold or both the weather brings us. We will meet in Los Alamos at 8:00 AM, rendezvous with any White Rock folks about 15 min later, then shuttle cars to the Red Dot trailhead and then on to Ancho trailhead.

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