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Bandelier Classic Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
5055005323
Date: 
Sat, 2018-08-25
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Now that the weather has cooled off, join us for a classic Bandelier Hike: the Middle Frijoles Trail going up Rito de Frijoles. We meet at Ponderosa Campground and set up a shuttle to Juniper Campground. From there, we'll head down the Frey Trail, up the Middle Frijoles Trail to the Ponderosa Trail, and end back at Ponderosa Campground. The shuttle back to Juniper Campground will get everyone back to their cars. Rain is predicted for later in the day, so let's get an early start, meeting at 7:30 at Ponderosa Campground to start the shuttle.

Cerro de la Olla exploratory peak climb Aug. 19

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sun, 2018-08-19
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Cerro de la Olla stands isolated on the Taos Plateau west of the Taos Gorge; it is one of the volcanic domes that dot northern New Mexico, along with San Antonio Mountain and Ute Peak. The peak lies at 9,475 feet, 1,662 feet above the trailhead. The out and back hike totals 5.8 trailless miles, and rewards those who make the summit with open views in all directions.

Re-Submitted! Introduction to Trip Leading 101

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231-3561
Date: 
Sat, 2018-08-18
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

THIS TRIP is now RESCHEDULED FOR Sept. 15.

Bill, Rachel and others have offered my services to help folks get over the threshold to trip leading. To date, however, we have had no takers. Not sure why, I bath regularly and occasionally even brush my teeth. So let’s try a new tactic.

Cabra Loop and beyond: morning explore

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sat, 2018-08-11
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

I have a morning free on Saturday, so would like to hike the Cabra Loop trail, which is a 3.1 mile loop that starts from Rendija Canyon not far downstream from the cemetery. I'd like to stretch the hike out to 5-6 miles by taking an out-and-back branch off the northernmost loop of Cabra along the lower Guaje Ridge trail. We'll leave at 8 AM and be back in town by 1 PM at the latest. Bring hat, sunscreen, light jacket, water, and snacks. Contact Bill at bill@priedhorsky.net to join, and to coordinate a meeting place.

Wilsons Group Fourteener Trip

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin
Telephone: 
505-662-1408
Date: 
Fri, 2018-07-20
Leader Email: 
norbert.ensslin@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I'm proposing a trip to the Wilson Group of fourteeners, in the western part of the San Juan mountains, over July 20-22.  This will be a short backpack and peak climb, assuming that the San Juan National Forest is still open at that time.  The Wilson Group consists of Wilson Peak, Mt.

Cerrillos Hills State Park loop

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sun, 2018-07-08
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

In search of somewhere still open for a hike in this dry season, hopefully just about at its end, I recalled Cerrillos Hills State Park, south of Santa Fe near Madrid, which can be explored via a 5-mile loop trail. Information about the park can be found at http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/cerrilloshillsactivitiespage.html; from the web site "Cerrillos Hills, New Mexico's 35th State Park, is a year-round, day-use park located off the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Hiking the Dairy Area

Leader: 
Rod McCrady
Telephone: 
5056991292
Date: 
Wed, 2018-07-04
Leader Email: 
r.mccrady@comcast.net
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This hike will be in desert-like terrain, about a half-hour's drive from Los Alamos, in the valley.

The hike should take a couple of hours.

We'll leave town at 7:00AM; this should get us back to town in plenty of time to prepare for the rest of the day's activities.

Call me or email r.mccrady@comcast.net for more information.

Fourth of July Sunrise Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
5055005323
Date: 
Wed, 2018-07-04
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Start celebrating the Fourth of July with an early morning hike up Pajarito Mountain's Lower Aspenola-Aspenola Trails to the top of Townsight Lift where we'll watch the sunrise (yup, it will be an early start!). Meet at the Lower Aspenola Trailhead (the small parking lot before the main lodge parking lot) and we'll start hiking at 5 a.m. promptly. Bring a flashlight and layers. Sunrise is at 5:54 a.m. The hike is about 2.5 mi roundtrip and 850 ft elevation change each way. Please contact the trip leader if you plan to go.

Rubber Ducky Float Trip

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Sat, 2018-06-23
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

** If the forest is closed due to fire danger, we will consider other options for a float

 

Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 9am on Saturday June 23 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.

 

Serpent Lake Backpack (Exploratory)

Leader: 
Tanja Pietrass
Telephone: 
Contact via email
Date: 
Sat, 2018-06-23
Leader Email: 
Tpietrass@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Let’s head out to Serpent Lake in the Pecos Wilderness. From there we can climb Jicarito Peak and another unnamed peak. I have not been there, so it’s somewhat exploratory. If people can make it, we can drive out Friday night and camp at the trailhead, or we leave Saturday morning from LA - I’m flexible, so just communicate your preference. Distance is about 11 miles roundtrip, and 2300 feet elevation. The Mountaineers did this trip in 2007 - see here for a trip report: http://lamountaineers.org/oldtrips/178.html

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