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Lets Go Climbing Day Trip

Leader: 
Rick Light
Telephone: 
505-412-3976
Date: 
Sun, 2016-06-19
Leader Email: 
ricklight.rxl@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This is a day for the beginner and intermediate climbers to climb together using club ropes. 

To give new graduates of the Climbing School an opportunity to get out on the rock with local climbers, we will bring club ropes to set climbs at Gallows Edge.  The ropes will then be available to everyone to climb on.  That way, new climbers or other community members who don't have a rope can join in the fun. 

If you do not have a climbing partner, no problem!  We will all help each other.  

Splashing down the East Fork of the Jemez (or "Jemez Box Canyon Lite")

Leader: 
Kei Davis and Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505 661 0118
Date: 
Sat, 2016-06-18
Leader Email: 
keidavis00@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Summer visitors are welcome!  Some old hands could be really helpful, too.  
 
In brief, this is a hike along the trail paralleling the east fork of the
Jemez river, then diverging from the trail and splashing down the river that
is in some respects a shallow box canyon.  At a pre-determined point we will
depart the river and return by the trail paralleling at some distance. This
year Zack will be leading from the front (no one can outrun Zack) and Kei will
be leading from the rear, that is to say, proceeding at an enjoyable pace and

Local Canyoneering Adventure

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Telephone: 
505-412-2033
Date: 
Fri, 2016-06-17
Leader Email: 
brettmk@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Let's go Canyoneering.

If you are not known to the trip host, you need to convince him that you are comfortable single-strand rappelling, without assistance, up to 50' and capable of down climbing some class 4'ish rocky areas.

The chosen canyon and meeting location will be revealed to those who will go on the trip. You will get wet, at least up to your waist. Wetsuits are not required, but the water will be cold. However, we won't ever be in it very long. A set of pictures and videos will be shared with you so that you can see what the area is like.

Overlook Picnic Area Dump Site Cleanup

Leader: 
Eric Peterson
Date: 
Sat, 2016-05-21

Please join Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson on Saturday, 5/21, from 9am - 1pm to cleanup garbage off the south embankment of the Overlook Park Picnic area.

 

There is a great deal of garbage that we can help cleanup. This event is in association with River Day.

 

Please contact Eric Peterson for details:

eric.peterson@lacnm.us

505-663-1776

Let's Go Climbing Day Trip

Leader: 
Rick Light
Telephone: 
505-412-3976
Date: 
Sun, 2016-05-15
Leader Email: 
ricklight.rxl@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This is a day for the beginner and intermediate climbers to climb together using club ropes. 

To give new graduates of the Climbing School an opportunity to get out on the rock with local climbers, we will bring club ropes to set topropes at Potrillo Cliffs.  The ropes will then be available to everyone to climb on.  That way, new climbers or other community members who don't have a rope can join in the fun. 

If you do not have a climbing partner, no problem!  We will all help each other.  

May 7-15, 2016, Llama Assisted Boulder/Escalante Canyon Country Adventure

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2016-05-07
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

May 7-15, 2016, Llama Assisted Boulder/Escalante Canyon Country Adventure

Badland exploration west of Ojo Caliente

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2016-04-23
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This will be an exploratory trip into the badland country west of Ojo Caliente spa and south of Cerro Colorado. The destination is unknown to me, but it looks interesting from the highway and on satellite photos, and other explorations to the Ojo country have been rewarding. I expect that we will be out hiking for 6 hours or a bit more. Be prepared for cross country trailless hiking, bringing water, sunscreen and sunhats. Although the weather looks promisingly pleasant, please we ready for all reasonable eventualities of wet or cold. Bring a lunch.

Angel of Shavano snowshoe/ski/snowboard trip

Leader: 
Kelly Gallagher
Telephone: 
505-412-9084
Date: 
Sat, 2016-04-09
Leader Email: 
kegallag@cybermesa.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Mt. Shavano (14,229') is the southernmost 14er in the Sawatch Range. It's east bowl sports a very prominent three-fingered snowfield resembling an angel - the Angel of Shavano (see photo). When in condition, it offers a moderate-angled 3,000' ski descent. Snowshoers and glissaders welcome on this trip!
 
Participants should know how to use an avalance beacon, shovel, and probe. Loaners are available to club members.

Rio Gorge West Rim Trail & Optional Hot Tubbing

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2016-04-02
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

The West Rim trail runs south for 9 miles from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge to its far trailhead along highway 567, following the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge with regular views down to the river a thousand feet below. This is a relatively flat trail across the sagebrush country, shared by bikers and hikers. While not suitable for the hotter part of the year, this is a lovely exploration for the spring season. We will approach the hike from the southern, highway 567 trailhead, and hike north.

Wandering around the red rock at Ghost Ranch

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2016-03-12
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

With this warm spring weather, it is time to think about a hike. One of my favorite places is the redrock country around Ghost Ranch, which is a taste of the Canyon Country within reach of home. I haven't settled on an exact route, but perhaps we would start on the Kitchen Mesa trail, go cross-country south from the mesa top, find a place down and loop back to the cars. We would leave Los Alamos at 8 AM, stop at Bode's for breakfast burritos, and perhaps stop for dinner at the Abiquiu Inn on the way home.

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