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Continental Divide Trail north of Abiquiu

Sat, 2019-03-30
Sue Barns and Steve Koch
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Please join us in exploring a segment of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) north of Abiquiu. The hike will start at a parking area (and shrine!) 4.5 miles north of Echo Ampitheater, and climb ca. 1000 feet over 3.5 miles to the rim of the Mesa de los Viejos. After enjoying lunch, and what will hopefully be a sweeping view of Ghost Ranch and surrounding areas, we'll stroll back to cars. If time is appropriate and hikers are interested, we can go to dinner somewhere on the way back.

Hike length: approx. 7 miles      Elevation change:  approx. 1000 ft  from trailhead

We will meet at the White Rock Y (intersection of NM-4 and NM-502) at 8:30 to carpool to the trailhead. For those wishing to drive themselves, the approximate coordinates of the parking area at the trailhead are:

13S 0365981E 4029571N   (WGS84)   parking is on the west side of the road

I have attached the relevant section of the CDT map. We will hike from mile 700.5 to ca. 697, and return.

The forecast is for a lovely day, but as always, check the weather, bring appropriate layers, hat, food, water and whatnot!

Hope many of you can join us!



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