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Avalanche Transceiver Practice

Leader: 
Alex Adams
Telephone: 
406-212-9390
Date: 
Sun, 2016-01-10
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Avalanche transceivers are tools you hope you never have to use, but we all sometimes let our searching skills get a little rusty. The plan is to get a group of people together to bury some avalanche transceivers and practice different search strategies. This will involve some trudging around in the snow, some digging, and maybe a little skiing.
 

A Quick Survey of My Favorite Jemez Backcountry Skis

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231 3561
Date: 
Sat, 2016-01-09
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I am totally stoked by our recent weather pattern, and it looks even better heading into this weekend. Skiing in the Jemez is almost always a challenge, and the last couple of years have been extremely difficult to catch suitable conditions. However, when conditions permit there's ample backcountry fun just outside our backdoor. I am interested in a bit of a combination road trip/ski trip to evaluate local conditions at a couple of my favorite ski trails in the Jemez.

Cumbres Pass X-C

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
505-662-9592
Date: 
Sat, 2016-01-02
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Hi all -

There is 5' plus at Cumbres Pass - let's go X-C!

I'd like to do the Spruce Hole trip again - with an addition. The basic route is an 8 mile out/back ski tour - with fabulous views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from SF Baldy to the Crestones from the top of Pinerealosa Peak. There is opportunity for long kick/glide skiing on top of Pinerealosa Peak, and/or a couple of hills for tele turns. It can be helpful to have climbing skins, to ski up Pinerealosa, but not required. 

X-C ski Cumbres Pass

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
662-9592
Date: 
Sun, 2015-12-13
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate

Let's go skiing at Cumbres Pass!  
It will be an 8 mile round trip ski;  I am thinking of Dixie Creek or Spruce Hole.
Bring your backcountry touring gear, skins if available, radios, warm clothes, lunch, water.
We'll leave Los Alamos at 7 am, be back around 6 pm.
Send me an email if you can come, and we'll arrange for meeting/carpooling.  jdewart@q.com
 

Avy Level 1 course

Leader: 
Karl Geisler
Date: 
Sat, 2015-11-21

Avalanche Level 1 Course

 

Module 1: Nov. 21, 2015 – Pajarito Mountain, NM (Classroom Day) 

Module 2: Jan. 23 & 24, 2016 – Ski Apache, NM (Field Days)

 

Are you a backcountry traveler that wishes to learn how to navigate avalanche terrain, or to  rescue your partner should they be caught in an avalanche? Are you a ski patroller desiring avalanche education, whether for application in the line of duty or for personal recreation in the backcountry? If so, then this course is for you. 

 

Moab Bike/Hike

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2015-11-07
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

(Note 11/25/14: This trip was announced at the Nov. 19th Mountaineers meeting the old-fashioned way, by announcement to those who were there, and the Moab Retreat House is filling quickly. There remain various options in the house, including a nice bedroom that is available Saturday-Wednesday, one of the family rooms, the infamous Murphy bed, etc.)

Little River Wall Climbing

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Date: 
Sat, 2015-10-31
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Advanced

I've been hearing what great place this is to climb, so let's go climb there. Here is the information about the area and how to get there, http://www.mountainproject.com/v/little-river-wall/109281674.
 

Bandelier Exploration

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2015-10-25
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Let's take a hike in Bandelier's backcountry, to see some lovely ruins and petroglyphs.
(The trip will be a hard hike if you are in moderate shape and it will be a moderate hike if you are in good shape)
This is a 14 mile round trip hike, of which about 1/2 will be on regular maintained trails.  The other half will include some following of cairned trails, and some bushwacking and route finding, in part due to the great crop of grasses and weeds we have from the summer rains.  I expect this to take 8 hours round trip, possibly 9 hours, due to the route finding needed. 

Road Bike from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels

Leader: 
Ross Lemons
Date: 
Sat, 2015-10-24
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.  The Gilman tunnels are located in the most scenic section of the Guadalupe River Box.  These tunnels were originally blasted out of the rock in the 1920's for a logging railroad.

Llama pack trip, Silver Falls Canyon, October 10-18, 2015

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2015-10-10
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

As my friends know, I cannot get enough of the canyon country, and am planning our fall trip even though our spring trip is a still couple of months away. This will be a mid-October expedition, the finest time of the year, to the junction of Silver Falls Canyon and the Escalante River in Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, supported by our favorite llama packer, BJ Orozco of Llama 2 Boot. This is the same destination as a wonderful trip that we took in the fall of 2002.

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