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Interested in a Beginner Backpack?

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
505-412-5424
Date: 
Wed, 2018-04-25
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Hi all,

This is a request for feedback from the LA Mountaineers.

Are you interested in learning about backpacking, and going on a beginner backpack trip?  If so, send me an email, and I will organize a get-together (probably a weekday evening) to discuss gear and training.  It should be possible to borrow needed equipment from other LAM members or perhaps to rent gear.  Then we will schedule an overnight trip to a local spot (perhaps Bandelier, or Water Canyon) to try out gear and hiking.

Otwoi Mesa Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
505.500.5323
Date: 
Sat, 2018-04-21
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Celebrate Earth Day with this hike out to the end of Otowi Mesa. We'll look at petroglyphs and other-worldly rock formations on the route. A wee bit of scrambling and a very different view of Los Alamos are included in this approximately 5-mi roundtrip hike with 400 ft elevation change. Bring plenty of water and snacks, and sunscreen. Meet at Sullivan Field at 1 p.m. to carpool to the trailhead (limited parking at the end of Los Pueblos); we should be done in about 4-5 hours. You'll have plenty of time to visit the LAMountaineers Booth at the PEEC Earth Day Celebration in the morning!

Sabinoso Wilderness scouting trip (NE New Mexico)

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2018-04-21
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Within the last year, access has been opened to the Sabinoso Wilderness east of Las Vegas, NM. Previously, the wilderness was land-locked by private land and inaccessible. Per the BLM web site on the Wilderness (https://www.blm.gov/visit/sabinoso-wilderness), "The Sabinoso Wilderness is a remote area in the northeastern portion of New Mexico. The Wilderness includes a series of high, narrow mesas surrounded by cliff-lined canyons. ... The deep canyon area, surrounded by the wide-open New Mexico plains, is unique for this region.

I Heart Loveland/A-basin ski/snowboard April 20-22

Leader: 
Sandra Newton
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Fri, 2018-04-20
Leader Email: 
doc.newton1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Week-end ski trip for 6+ people to finally ski some snow. Loveland is underrated and has the best late season snow that I know of.  A-basin is just over the hill and is just plain beautiful as well as challenging. All the tourists will have left and I think it is the best time to ski. 

 

Exploring Abiquiu Canyons

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2018-04-14
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This trip is currently full and has a waiting list.

 

White Rock Sunday Stroll with Petroglyphs

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sun, 2018-04-08
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Join us for a hike beginning in the "urban" area of White Rock on Canada Del Buey Trail, then go past the Pottery Monuments along Highway 4. We'll look for some petroglyphs in Pajarito Canyon (10-20 feet hike down and up), eat lunch on the edge of White Rock Canyon, and finish the loop along the Rim Trail. Approximately 6.5 miles with about 300 ft elevation change. Meet at 531 Hamlin Court in White Rock, leaving at 11 a.m. (should be done at the latest by 2:30 or 3 p.m.). Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

Last gasp New Mexico downhill skiing

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2018-04-07
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

The last downhill ski area open for the 2017-2018 season is Sipapu (https://www.sipapunm.com/). It might not be spectacular, but it is open. I propose a day trip up there this Saturday, leaving Los Alamos at 8 AM, and skiing for at least a good part of the day. Sipapu is included on most Pajarito passes. Please contact me at bill at priedhorsky dot net if you would like to join me.

An Ancient Pueblo with a View

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
5055005323
Date: 
Sat, 2018-04-07
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Come along on a visit to Amoxiumquaa, an ancient Jemez village, perched high on Virgin Mesa near Jemez Springs. The 2.5 trail goes up about 800 feet along a road that fades to a steep path for about 1/2 a mile. The last 1/2 mile brings us to Amoxiumquaa, a village that once held about 800 people. There is a spectacular view of Albuquerque, huge rubble piles, lots of pottery, circular depressions for kivas, and even (perhaps) a reservoir. It is well worth the effort! 

A little slot canyon right here in town

Leader: 
Rod McCrady
Telephone: 
505 661 8874
Date: 
Fri, 2018-03-30
Leader Email: 
r.mccrady@comcast.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

A couple of Mountaineers asked me to show them a little slot canyon that I know about right here in Los Alamos, and I thought it would be a good idea to make it available to others in the club.

This will require some climbing, but not with ropes, including climbing on an old log with big lag screws in it to serve as hand- and foot-holds. Some may find this "sketchy."

We'll meet and get started at 5:00PM. Email or call for details. Club members only, please.

Cabra Loop Picnic Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
505 500 5323
Date: 
Sun, 2018-03-25
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

 

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