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Llama pack trip, Silver Falls Canyon, October 10-18, 2015

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2015-10-10
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

As my friends know, I cannot get enough of the canyon country, and am planning our fall trip even though our spring trip is a still couple of months away. This will be a mid-October expedition, the finest time of the year, to the junction of Silver Falls Canyon and the Escalante River in Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, supported by our favorite llama packer, BJ Orozco of Llama 2 Boot. This is the same destination as a wonderful trip that we took in the fall of 2002.

Cancelled Sept 29, 2015: Ute Mountain Car Camp and Hike - October 3-4

Leader: 
Jan Studebaker
Date: 
Sat, 2015-10-03
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

I am very sorry to say that I am cancelling our Ute Mountain trip due to a foot injury that I suffered last Thursday.  It appears to be healing nicely, but I feel that Ute Mountain would be too much for me as I have been cautiously hiking everyday since the accident to allow an accurate judgement.
Today Sept 29, 2015 was Judgement Day!
 

Canyoneering in Zion National Park

Leader: 
Dan Creveling
Date: 
Thu, 2015-10-01
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Canyoneering in Zion National Park
(A 2015 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

Pre-Trip Training: TBD (Two Days)
Trip to Zion National Park: October 1st - October 6th
Trip Leader: Dan Creveling (plus many people helping!)
 

Everest - The Movie!

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2015-09-27
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

LA Mountaineers - free popcorn/drink combo - this Sunday at the Reel Deal Theater (Los Alamos) at 7 pm, for the new movie, Everest.  Tickets available at 6:30 at the theater.  
Know someone who wants to join the LA Mountaineers - they get into the movie for free!
See you there.  

Climbing in 11 Mile Canyon

Leader: 
Ron Morgan
Date: 
Fri, 2015-09-25
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Climbing in 11 Mile Canyon, south of Lake George, Co.  This trip is geared for the new Graduates of the LAM Climbing School.  As this is the third time this trip is posted, it's entirely possible that the new Graduates will die of old age before this trip has a completion date. I'll need several lead climbers to help me make the new (old) climbers feel right at home, please contact me for bribes (I mean, "inducements to lead").
 

Eastern Sierra Climbing Trip

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Sun, 2015-09-13
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Advanced

We willl spend the week of September 13 climbing objectives in the Eastern Sierra. The nucleating event will be an incursion into the Whitney Zone from the trailhead at the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek. We have 12 slots for climbers camping at Iceberg Lake, a cirque near the base of Mt. Whitney @ 12,600 feet. One party of six will depart on the 13th in a team led by Brett Kettering and another party of six will depart on the 14th in a team led by Michael Altherr. The permits allow all participants to stay in the Whitney Zone through Friday the 18th.

Lake Peak via Raven's Ridge

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2015-09-12
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

We will return to a classic local hike this Saturday. Lake Peak offers huge views across much of Northern New Mexico and a true alpine experience close to home. The hike leaves the Santa Fe Ski Basin parking lot and travels a little over 3 miles and 2000 vertical feet to the summit, with the final approach across a rocky catwalk. We might return the way we came, or work our way down to Nambe Lake and out on the Winsor trail. We will meet in Los Alamos at 8:00 AM at a location to be announced, and join up with any Santa Fe participants at the Albertson's parking lot.

Hiking from a luxury hut in the San Juans Sept. 3-7

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Thu, 2015-09-03
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

In the Mountaineers tradition, we will travel in style to the San Juan Mountaineers in the Silverton area. I have rented the OPUS hut, which is quite comfortable with hot and cold running water, catered meals, and drinks served. The hut is at 11,800 feet and accessible by car down a rough road. Their web site says "Old mule trails left from the days of hardrock mining, offer adventurous explorations around the hut, many of which do not show on popular maps. Many short hiking loops leave right from the back door of the hut.

Chicoma, highest peak in the Jemez Mountains

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sun, 2015-08-16
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Visible out the window of my home office is Chicoma Peak, the highest peak in the Jemez Mountains.  The 11,561-foot peak is visible from Los Alamos as the peak with a large triangular meadow that is located north of Caballo. Chicoma, also known as Tschicoma or Tchicoma, has the 2nd highest

Africa Safari August 2015 Okavenga Delta (non-Mountaineer)

Leader: 
Dick Opsahl
Date: 
Fri, 2015-08-07

Perhaps a few Mountaineers might be interested in an African safari trip about a year from now.
The Opsahls are arranging a private group safari tour to Botswana (Okavenga Delta) Zambia and Zimbabwe next August. We are going with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). We picked August because the water conditions in the Delta are best for game viewing and there are fewest mosquitos. We do not plan to do the malaria prophalaxis. On this trip most of the destination connections are done using light planes.

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