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Truchas Peaks Backpack

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Fri, 2012-08-24
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Let's go for a 3 day backpack into the Truchas Peaks from Santa Barbara Campground above Penasco, NM!
Leave Friday morning, 8/24, at 8 am.  The drive is about 90 minutes.  Begin hike at 8000'.  Hike 8 miles on the West Fork of the Rio Santa Barbara.  Camp at 11,000 ft, below No Fish Lake.    Saturday, rise early and follow the trail up to the saddle between North Truchas Peak and Chimayoso Peak.  Continue on the ridge to North Truchase and Truchas Peaks, as time/weather allow.  Return to camp.  Hike out Sunday.  Probably be back to Los Alamos around 4 pm Sunday afternoon.

Ziplining at Angel Fire

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2012-08-18
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Jan, Mary, my son, and I are going to try out the new ziplining setup at Angel Fire. We've made a reservation for the 11 AM slot on Saturday, August 18, and would like to invite other Mountaineers to join us. There are four remaining vacancies in the 11 AM tour, and we have not done anything to hold them, so please sign up soon if you would like to join us. Details of the Angel Fire setup can be found here.

Heron Lake State Park PaddleFest

Leader: 
Ruth Lier
Date: 
Fri, 2012-08-10
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

2012 HERON LAKE STATE PARK PADDLEFEST  -- August 10, 11 & 12,  2012

Festival site is the Ridge Rock area of Heron Lake State Park  (just west of the dam).
Registration opens Friday, August 10 at noon(no pre-registration).  A $5.00 registration donation is suggested.

FRIDAY EVENING:  "Brown Bag" guided Dinner Paddle through the cliffs of the Heron LakeNarrows. (We'll supply the guidance and cordiality. YOU supply your own food and beverage).

Introduction to Canyoneering

Leader: 
Dan Creveling, Rick Light
Date: 
Thu, 2012-08-09
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Introduction to Canyoneering

  A Los Alamos Mountaineers Specialty Course & Trip to Zion National Park

Course is free for 2012 Climbing School students, $40 for all others

Raven's Ridge - Lake Peak - Nambe Lake

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2012-08-04
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

12,409-foot Lake Peak is a classic hike for Los Alamos folks, and has been since Enrico Fermi and Hans Bethe made it a break from their Manhattan Project efforts. We will do it once again via a classic route: starting at the Santa Fe Ski Basin, we will climb the Windsor Trail to the saddle with Raven Ridge, follow the ridge to Deception Peak and then across the knife edge to Lake Peak, then drop down into the cirque of Nambe Lake, following its drainage to the intersection of the Windsor Trail and the way home.

South San Juan Wilderness backpack

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-27
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

This trip is FULL

Let's do a weekend backpack in the South San Juan Wilderness!

Santa Clara Canyon Rim

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sun, 2012-07-22
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

This is an explore I've meant to do for some time. Although Santa Clara Canyon is owned by the pueblo, sweeping views into it are accessible from the ridge to the north, in the Santa Fe National Forest. This drive will take us through the 2011 burn, but it appears from the fire maps that the trail and the farthest upstream sections of the canyon are not damaged. We drive up forest road 144 from Fairview, going about 27 miles past the trail to Chicoma peak, finally picking up a trail that runs just below the canyon rim, with views far below.

Leading Class

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Thu, 2012-07-19
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

July 19 (indoor lecture at library, 6:30)
July 21 (Gallow's Edge, 8am)
July 28 (Gallow's Edge, 8am)
 
The Los Alamos Mountaineers are offering a beginning leading class to
supplement basic climbing knowledge.  This will entail lots of details
that are not extensively covered during the basic LAM class, including
such topics as:

Evening hike to the Natural Arch

Leader: 
Kei Davis
Date: 
Tue, 2012-07-17
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join us for an easy after-work walk/hike to the nearby natural arch.
Besides the photo-op at the arch itself, this gives a nice view of Los Alamos and surrounding area, and shows the consequences of the 2000 fire and the ensuing recovery and changes. 
Normal walk/hike speed is about 25 minutes each way, so with sightseeing and picture-taking this will run about an hour.
This is nominally targeted at summer visitors but all are welcome.

Rubber Ducky Float Trip

Leader: 
Zack Baker
Date: 
Sun, 2012-07-15
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

 
 Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 11am on Sunday July 15 at the Red Dot trailhead, hike down to the river, continue up the river trail to the bottom of the Blue Dot. There, we will stop and enjoy lunch and inflate our floating toys/mattresses/water wings. We will then float back down to the Red Dot, wash off in the clean springs, and hike back to our cars.

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