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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.

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! 

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.

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

 

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.  

 

 

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