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Rubber Ducky

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
5054125961
Date: 
Sun, 2015-08-02
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 9am on Sunday Aug 2 at the Red Dot trailhead, hike down to the river, continue up the river trail to the bottom of the Blue Dot. There, we will stop and enjoy lunch and inflate our floating toys/mattresses/water wings. We will then float back down to the Red Dot, wash off in the clean springs, and hike back to our cars.

 

Specialty Course : Introduction to Canyoneering

Leader: 
Dan Creveling
Date: 
Sat, 2015-08-01
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Moderate

Description:
This course will introduce students to the tools and techniques of modern canyoneering methods. It consists of two morning instructional sessions and an afternoon “graduation” canyoneering session. A LOT of information will be covered in a short amount of time, so don't consider this a replacement for a full introduction to canyoneering course. The basics will be covered in the most detail, and more advanced techniques will only be introduced/demonstrated. Canyon rescue techniqies will NOT be covered.
 
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Upper Jaramillo Creek - Valles Caldera Preserve

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2015-07-18
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Under the new Park Service management, access to the Valles Caldera has changed. The shuttle vans are gone, but a limited number of private vehicles are permitted drive-in access to the backcountry. Many of the former roads have been closed and reserved for hiking, so the Caldera will become a wilder place than it was before. We have made a reservation for Saturday, July 18, and will drive to the backcountry for an in-and-out hike on the upper Jaramillo, a valley with a pretty little creek that rises towards Redondito.

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

Leader: 
Kei Davis and Zack Baker
Telephone: 
5054125961
Date: 
Sat, 2015-07-11
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

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 taking in the views.
 

San Luis Peak via Stewart Creek

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Fri, 2015-07-03
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

 
This trip is now full.  Let me know if you'd like to be on the waiting list.

Evening hike to the Natural Arch--summer visitors welcome!

Leader: 
Kei Davis and Lisa Biehl
Date: 
Wed, 2015-06-24
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join us for an easy after-work walk/hike to the nearby natural arch.  Besides the photo-op at the arch itself, this gives a nice view of Los Alamos and surrounding area, and shows the consequences of the 2000 fire and the ensuing recovery and changes.
 

Another Local Treasure: Pajarito - Valle Loop

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Date: 
Sat, 2015-06-20
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Background: We live in a spectacular setting, but often find ourselves fleeing to get away from our weekday lives on the weekends. There are spectacular adventures to be had within minutes of where we live and this is one of them. So, if you find yourself in town on the weekend of this year's solstice c'mon out and enjoy one of Los Alamos' local treasures. This hike is scheduled for the same weekend as the LA Mountaineer's new leaders discussion group to be held (June 19) the evening before at Jean Dewart's home.

Trip Leading with the LA Mountaineers - Dinner & Discussion!

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Fri, 2015-06-19
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join a great group of LAM trip leaders (Dan, Kelly, Michael, Mary, Bill, Kathleen, and Jean) for dinner and introduction to and discussion of trip leading.  
The purpose of our Club is to teach and promote the safe practice and enjoyment of mountaineering, rock climbing, and other activities.  The Club facilitates the organization of outdoor activities and trips for the membership.

Afternoon hike: Alamo Canyon Valles Preserve

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sun, 2015-06-07
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

I'd like to arrange a quick trip to the Valle to try one of their background hikes, the Alamo Canyon out and back (see http://www.vallescaldera.gov/comevisit/hike/hike_routemaps.aspx#alamo). We can drive ourselves to the trailhead with the new system. There will be a fee of $10 for adults, but I believe that the fee is waived for holders of a senior Federal lands pass. We'll leave Los Alamos at noon this Sunday (I have a commitment that occupies my morning), drive up to the preserve, and explore.

Rio Grande River thru White Rock Canyon Whitewater Paddling

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Fri, 2015-06-05
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

This trip is now full.  Send me an email if you'd like to be on a waiting list.  
Let's boat the Rio Grande through White Rock Canyon, from Espanola to Cochiti Lake.  
We'll do the trip as an overnight trip - running the car shuttle down to Cochiti Lake on Friday, and putting on the river on Saturday morning.  There is a Class II rapid at Water Canyon and a Class 3- rapid at Ancho Canyon - so previous whitewater experience is required.  (e.g. Monastery run on the Chama)  The trip is suitable for kayaks, canoes, inflatables, and small rafts.

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