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Trip Leader 101

Sun, 2019-05-05
Michael Altherr
505 231-3561
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Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

We will combine a trip down the non-technical portion of Escobas Canyon (one of my local favorites) with a discussion (before departing) on the requirements to put a trip together and lead a trip. This is a largely off-trail excursion and will likely have you out for 4-6 hours. I have not been down the water course for a while and I'm not sure what shape it's in. However, I am confident that there will be some bush whacking, and you will want to dress in long pants and have a long sleeve shirt available. Bring lunch snacks and enough water for a day out. For most people this is a 2 L trip.

Los Alamos participants will meet at the Sullivan Field parking lot at 09:00 to car pool and depart for the Ponderosa Campground at Bandelier NM. To reduce parking pressure, I suggest WR and interested off-hill residents meet at Smith's in WR to car pool. Both groups should plan to meet at Ponderosa CG at 09:30. We will start the day with a brief discussion, check gear, and depart the parking area around 09:45. We will descend the main water course that separates Escobas Mesa from Burnt Mesa to near where the technical portions of the canyon start, before climbing up one of the steep banks to the top of Escobas Mesa and making our way through the forest back to our car pools about 4:00 PM

Trip Size is limited to 12 participants.

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