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Guaje Canyon Loop Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
505 500 5323
Date: 
Sat, 2018-03-24
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

For the first long hike of spring, I'm planning to hike over to Guaje Canyon via Cabra Loop West and then go up to Guaje Reservoir. The return trip will go up the last part of the Mitchell Trail to Guaje Ridge Trail then down Upper Guaje Road Trail and finally back to the trailhead at Guaje Pines. It's about 11.5 mi and the trails vary from easy to difficult, elevation gain is about 1500 feet (2 times!). Guaje Canyon still has remnants of Los Alamos' water supply pipe from the 1940s.

I'm not done skiing yet - Wolf Creek March 23-25

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Fri, 2018-03-23
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Before the ski season gets away from us completely, I'd like one more skiing weekend at Wolf Creek.  I propose to head up on Friday morning March 23 and ski part of Friday, then most of Saturday and Sunday, driving back Sunday afternoon to Los Alamos. Sunday the 25th will be a discounted skiing day at Wolf Creek. We would find lodging in Pagosa, probably a house to share, for Friday and Saturday nights. Hot springs in the evening would be a definite option. Please let me know if you would like to go! Regards, Bill

Cancelled: Buckskin Gulch To Paria Canyon Backpack

Leader: 
Jafer Martin
Telephone: 
505-340-9836
Date: 
Fri, 2018-03-23
Leader Email: 
jafr3@tutanota.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Unfortunately, due to too much water in this narrow canyon, this trip has been cancelled. 3/18/18

 

X-C Ski at Cumbres Pass

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5056629592
Date: 
Sun, 2018-02-25
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

There is snow at Cumbres Pass!  Let's go for a day ski on Sunday Feb 25th.  We will either ski Dixie Creek or go over to Spruce Hole/Pinerealosa Peak, depending upon the group's interest.    

Let's meet at Sullivan Field at 7 am to carpool.  It is going to be a fairly cold day (high temp ~ 24 oF), so bring layers.  Lunch, water, goggles, 2 pairs of gloves, skins if you have them (not required).

If you'd like to come, send me an email at jdewart@q.com   

Questions?  Let me know.  

 

 

Arroyo del Cobre, Abiquiu

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
505 500 5323
Date: 
Sat, 2018-02-24
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Note: this trip is full, but we are collecting a waiting list

Join us for a hike through the red rock wonderland of Arroyo del Cobre near Abiquiqu. We'll hike through a slot canyon to a high point and then visit some amazing geologic formations, part on-trail and part bush-whacking. Approximately 5 miles with a close fit in the slot canyon and about 800 ft elevation change. Car pool from the White Rock Y, leaving at 8 a.m. 

 

Full Moon Hike

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Tue, 2018-01-30
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

This is a joint PEEC/LAM hike.

Let's do a full moon hike, on Tuesday, January 30th.  

Meet at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 5 pm.  We will carpool to the east end of the horse stables on North Mesa (Kwage Mesa Trail).  We will hike out/back (~ 2 hours), then return to the Nature Center for a potluck dinner.  I will provide tomato soup and cornbread.  Bring something to share if you can.

Bring a headlamp or flashlight.

Ski Sipapu

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
(505) 412 0376
Date: 
Sat, 2018-01-20
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Skiing might be mediocre (at best) elsewhere in the state, but Sipapu has good snow coverage. They bought and paid for it, making snow in large amounts so that they now have 14 runs open. I've skiied there, and so have friends, and we found the conditions surprisingly good. Sipapu ranges from free (with a Pajarito pass) to economical (for anyone). I'd like to gather whoever is interested for a day of skiing at Sipapu this Saturday, carpooling from Los Alamos at 8:00 AM, and returning when our day of skiing is done. Let me know if you are interested. Bill

Stone Lions hike

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
412-5424
Date: 
Mon, 2018-01-15
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Monday January 15th is a holiday:  let's hike in Bandelier National Monument to the Stone Lions.  We will do this hike as a one-way hike - starting at Ponderosa Campground and finishing at the Visitor's Center.  It is 13 miles and 2500' - 3000' in elevation gain - so, it is a strenuous, all-day hike.  

We will meet at Sullivan Field at 7 am to carpool.  We will need at least 2 cars, so please come prepared to drive.  We will drive to the Bandelier Visitor's Center, drop a car, and then drive to Ponderosa Campground to start hiking.  If you have Nat'l Park pass, please bring it.  

Ski/cross-country/snowshoe Monarch/Salida Jan 11-15

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Thu, 2018-01-11
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Although the snow is very sparse around Los Alamos, hope springs eternal, and I trust that southern Colorado will have reasonable snow cover by mid-January. I propose to head north to take advantage of that snow. Even now, there is something there (19” base at Monarch Ski Area) vs. what you can see in the hills around Los Alamos.  As we have done in past years, we will head for Salida to establish a base in a comfortable house or cabin, and spend our days in winter sports in the Monarch Pass area.

Ancho Canyon to Blue Dot Trail Hike

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Sun, 2018-01-07
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Let's hike the Ancho Canyon to Blue Dot trail along the Rio Grande River trail - it is a beautiful local winter-time hike.  

It is a 9.5 mile hike, with 1300' descent near the beginning of the hike and 1000' ascent at the end of the hike.  We'll stop to see Ancho Rapid, and then hike the River trail north, past the Red Dot Trail to the Blue Dot trail.

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