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Santa Fe Baldy Hike

Sat, 2019-07-20
Toni Taylor
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

NOTE: for this hike, please register at

Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for another hike in the Northern New Mexico Peak Challenge! On Saturday, July 20 we will attempt the summit of 12,631-foot Santa Fe Baldy on the Windsor trail, starting at the Santa Fe ski basin. This is an extremely strenuous trip; the outing will be about 13.5 miles round-trip and will go up and down 3,500 feet of elevation change. Participants should be prepared and in shape for the challenge. There will be a required turn-around time and hikers will need to start back by that time — whether they have made the summit or not. Toni Taylor of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will be the trip's leader.

The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead. The drive to the trailhead is about 1.5 hours. This will be an all-day outing and the group will return to Los Alamos in the early evening. Hikers should dress for the weather and wear layers. Conditions may range from a cool windy summit to a hot slog up the trail. Bring plenty of water and a hearty lunch, as well as sun protection including a hat and sunscreen. If you have hiking poles, please bring them.

In registering, participants will be asked about their experience in climbs of this nature. Those with insufficient experience can qualify for the hike by taking part in one of Bill Priedhorsky’s Monday evening Pajarito Mountain hikes. Since this outing takes place in thunderstorm season, it is subject to postponement in the face of an unfavorable weather prediction, or may be terminated by the trip leader if conditions deteriorate during the day.

Registration is required for this outing. Space is limited to 12 people, so reserve your place soon! Registration closes on July 13.

You must register at

Admission: Free for Challenge registrants, PEEC members, and LAM members; \$10/family or \$5/person for non-members. 

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