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Cancelled: Get out of New Mexico and go hiking

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Wed, 2022-06-08
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

CANCELLED for lack of interest. I may organize something that takes fewer days over the same weekend. BP

 

Bike / hike Sargent Wildlife Area, Chama, NM

Leader: 
Sylvie Adam
Telephone: 
206-280-4541
Date: 
Sat, 2022-06-04
Leader Email: 
sylvieadam01@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

The trip is a mountain/gravel bike or hike on the dirt road traversing the 20,000 acre Edward Sargent Wildlife Area in Chama, NM (2 hour drive from Los Alamos).  The ride is a 15 mile round trip (500 feet elevation over 7.5 mile) on mostly packed dirt with a couple of mildly bumpy rocky sections, approximately 3 hour ride.  An elk calving closure is in effect at Sargent so bikers and hikers must stay on the main road.

Frey Trail to Bandelier HQ to the Falls Trail

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Sat, 2022-05-28
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

With Bandelier opening some of their trails on Friday, I propose an outing. There are a limited number of trails open, but let's do what we can. We will meet at Juniper campground at 9:00 AM. From there, our hike takes us 1.5 miles down the Frey trail to headquarters, with a 500 foot drop, then 1.5 miles downstream (with another 400 foot drop) to the upper falls, where the trail ends since it washed out years ago. We will then backtrack to headquarters and lunch there - I think there is a cafe where one can buy lunch (but I am not sure), or bring your own.

Willow Patch llama trip May 7-15, optional pre-trip starting May 2

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
(505) 412-0376
Date: 
Sat, 2022-05-07
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Once more returning to the canyon country, our spring 2022 trip will be based in the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, near the confluence of Sand Creek and its Willow Patch tributary. We will reach our camp by hiking down from McMath point, south of Boulder, Utah. We will explore the oases, slick rock, domes, and huge views of the canyon country. The outing is fairly physical, with several hours of hiking every day, with a comfortable base camp to return to every evening. The route to camp might be just a few miles, but the route is over rugged, trailless country.

Canyoneering South of Hanksville

Leader: 
Evan Rose & David Hand
Telephone: 
505-695-8945
Date: 
Fri, 2022-04-29
Leader Email: 
evanrose999@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This canyoneering trip will take place on April 30 and May 1. April 29 and May 2 are travel days for participants. The group will meet at Hog Springs Picnic Area at 5 PM on Friday, April 29 to finalize our canyon plans for Saturday and Sunday. The area of interest is North Wash and neighboring districts.

Volunteer Trail Maintenance/Repair Project

Leader: 
Ian Swift
Telephone: 
505-500-0517
Date: 
Sat, 2022-04-23
Leader Email: 
penguin.r.swift@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Ian Swift is recruiting volunteers for his Eagle Scout Trail Maintenance/Repair Project on Saturday April 23rd.

Ian's group will be working on the North Mitchell Trail, to remove brush, widen the trail, and remove some small fallen trees. 

Meet at 9 am on Saturday April 23rd at the Mitchell Trail - at the intersection of 45th and Arizona Streets in the North Community. 

Canyon hiking Comb Ridge - White Canyon area April 13-17

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Wed, 2022-04-13
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

To get the canyon trips rolling early for 2022, I’d like to suggest a town-based trip with 3 days of hiking on April 14, 15, and 16, Thursday-Saturday. I’ve reserved lodging in Blanding, Utah. From there, we can pick our hikes from the northern end of Comb Ridge, Mule and Arch Canyons, Natural Bridges National Monument, and White Canyon. We will have plenty to choose from, and the 3 days will go quickly. We will do our usual cross-country exploring, seeking places that are seldom travelled.

 

Cabezon Peak

Leader: 
Evan Rose
Telephone: 
(505)695-8945
Date: 
Sat, 2022-04-09
Leader Email: 
evanrose999@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

   Cabezon Peak towers 2000 feet above the Rio Puerco Valley.  This volcanic plug is the remnant of the core of a volcano - like Shiprock.  Appearing impregnable, Cabezon can nonetheless be ascended by the intrepid mountaineer who follows the hidden route that wends its way through a crack in the plug's defenses.  Said mountaineer must be able to execute a couple of low fourth class maneuvers in pursuit of the summit.

Frijoles Canyon/Frijoles Rim Trail Loop Hike

Leader: 
Jean M Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Sat, 2022-04-02
Leader Email: 
jeandewart7@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Let's hike the Frijoles Canyon/Frijoles Rim Trail Loop on Saturday April 2.  This is an approximately 13 mile hike with about 1500 ft elevation gain and loss.  The hike will start at the Bandelier Visitors Center, going up Frijoles Canyon to the Upper Crossing.  Then proceed south out of the Canyon to link up with the Frijoles Rim Trail, returning to the Visitors Center.

Technical Canyoneering Practice in Pajarito Canyon, White Rock, NM on Sunday, March 27th, 2022

Leader: 
Melanee Hand, Primary PoC, with Sub Team Leaders assigned
Telephone: 
5054901960
Date: 
Sun, 2022-03-27
Leader Email: 
mhand1960@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

It’s time to brush the sand and mud off your canyoneering gear so we can practice for upcoming April canyoneering.  We plan to meet at the parking area to the Pajarito Canyon at the end of Kimberly Lane in White Rock at a designated start time arranged by the leader.  A group of 5 should be able to finish the canyon in about 4 hours.  Depending on the amount of people who sign up to attend, we might need to break into several teams with sub-leaders.

Sign up by emailing Melanee at mhand1960@gmail.com

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