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Brazos Overlook SkiTour

Sun, 2013-02-10
Norbert Ensslin

This ski tour to the Brazos Overlook is a replacement for the tour from Pajarito Mt. to the Valle Grande, which has been postponed to Feb. 24th or later in the hope of getting better snow conditions in the Jemez.  The Brazos tour starts at the second picnic area along the highway between Tierra Amarilla and Tres Piedras and goes out to a scenic overlook of the Brazos Cliffs.  It is about a 2-hour drive from Los Alamos followed by a moderate 7-mile-roundtrip ski tour.  This is a very beautiful, popular area that the Mountaineers have visited in past years.  There is usually good snow because of the 10,000 foot elevation and the more northerly location.  However, this year we may encounter some windslab and a short rocky area to navigate through.  It may also be snowing or windy on Sunday.
Let's meet at the Los Alamos National Bank parking lot at 7:30 AM Sunday to depart for this trip.  We can put together some carpools as needed.  Also we can meet up with any skiers from Santa Fe at the Northern New Mexico Community College parking lot in Espanola at 8 AM.  If you did not already sign up for this trip via the announcement postponing the previously-scheduled Valle ski tour, please sign up for this alternate tour by e-mailing Norbert at
NOTE: Sign up for this trip is via email ( or phone (662-1408) NOT via the Mountaineers website.

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