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A Weekend in the Missouri Basin

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
5052313561
Date: 
Fri, 2019-06-14
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Still haven't had enough snow? Looking for one more opportunity to strap boards on and glide down a mountain slope (or two) this season, or just looking for a training opportunity for some upcoming snow and glacier travel? Then this trip is for you. Your four footed family members are also welcome, so long as no participants object in advance.

Wells Petroglyph Preserve Hike and Tour

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-08
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

I have arranged for a tour/hike of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve in the Velarde area. This is known to be a spectacular petroglyph area, totalling about 192 acres. More information about the preserve can be found at https://www.mesaprietapetroglyphs.org.  The cost per person will be $35, which we pay to the preserve (this is their group rate). Starting time at the preserve will be sometime early in the morning; I've asked for a 9:00 AM start, before the heat of the day.

Rio Grande Packraft Loop

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-412-5961
Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-08
Leader Email: 
zackbaker@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join Zack on a Rio Grande packrafting adventure on Saturday, June 8.  We will start at the Red Dot Trail, decend to the river, kayak about 8 miles downriver to the Burro trail in Bandelier, and hike back to the waiting shuttle back to White Rock.   You should be prepared to carry a kayak about 7 miles with ~2k' of elevation change. 

If you'd like to come, please email zackbaker@gmail.com

Mt Taylor Excursion - 1 June 2019

Leader: 
Evan Rose
Telephone: 
5056958945
Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-01
Leader Email: 
evan_rose@msn.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

NEW INFORMATION: Sign up via PEEC website or at the Nature Center in Los Alamos! See Below.

Mt Taylor is one of the seven peaks in the Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge, a program sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Mountaineers.  See this site for details of the program:

https://peecnature.org/   Look under the "Learn" dropdown menu.

Ojo Caliente backcountry

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Sat, 2019-06-01
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Up the hill from the Ojo Caliente spa, one enters into high desert backcountry with rock formations and views from the Jemez to the Taos plateau. We will do an explore of 8-10 miles in this terrain, with an optional end-of-hike stop at the hot springs and/or restaurant. Our route will take us north and west from the hot springs, hiking to the mica mine and beyond to the overlook rocks. If we feel energetic, we can continue cross-country to the summit of Cerro Colorado, 7813' high.

Ancho Springs Technical Canyoneering

Leader: 
Brett Kettering
Telephone: 
505-500-4307
Date: 
Sun, 2019-05-26
Leader Email: 
brettmk@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

!! WEATHER ALERT !!

The weather forecast is not promising to do this canyon on 5/11. For Friday and Saturday the rainfall will be significant and the temps cold.

I'll reschedule for Memorial Day weekend, 5/26 for now.

Prerequisite: Competent rapeller.

Rescheduled---Otowi Peak Hike

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
15055005323
Date: 
Sat, 2019-05-25
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This hike is re-scheduled for May 25. Please contact PEEC. 

Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for the first hike of the new Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge!

lower Grand Canyon commercial paddle raft trip May 2019

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Date: 
Mon, 2019-05-20
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL

Dear Mountaineers,

Alpine Spring Backpack with Optional Summit Bid

Leader: 
Michael Altherr
Telephone: 
505 231 3561
Date: 
Fri, 2019-05-17
Leader Email: 
mraltherr1@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

We will plan to camp near Willow Lake in the Western drainage of the Crestones, below Kit Carson Peak. On Friday May 17tth we will drive from Los Alamos to Crestone, Co., departing around 09:00 with an anticipated arrival in Crestone of around 12:30. From there we will shoulder our backpacks and climb the 2850' in 41/4 miles to Willow Lk and set up camp. On Saturday, those interested can make a go at Kit Carson, or simply enjoy the day exploring the cirque. All my prior trips into the Crestones have been from the other side of the ridge (via S.Colony Lakes).

Full Moon Hike and Potluck Dinner

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Fri, 2019-05-17
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Sign up for this hike/potluck thru the PEEC web link below.  

Join PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler, and avid hiker Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers for a full moon hike and potluck dinner.  It's really a great evening to take a hike and learn about the stars - it turns out, when the moon is out, it is easier to learn the major stars and constellations.  

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