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Opt Outside Hike - Ancho to Blue Dot

Fri, 2019-11-29
Jean Dewart
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Let's Opt Outside, and take a hike on Friday November 29th (Black Friday).

Let's hike the Ancho Canyon to Blue Dot trail hike along the Rio Grande.  We will carpool to the Blue Dot trailhead at the Overlook Park in White Rock, drop cars, and then drive to the Ancho Springs (also called Powerline Point) trailhead, which is about 4 miles south of White Rock on State Route 4.  

The hike is 10 miles long and will take 5-6 hours, depending upon how many times we stop.  It is about 3 miles and 1000' down to the river.  It is about 5 miles along the river trail going north, with a typical lunch stop at Pajarito Springs/Red Dot trail.  It is about 1 mile and 800' up the Blue Dot trail back to the cars.  Then we will drive back to the Ancho trailhead to pick up the other cars.

Los Alamos folks will meet at Sullivan Field at 8am, and we will meet White Rock/Santa Fe folks at the Blue Dot trailhead at Overlook Park at 8:20 am.   We should complete the hike by ~3 pm.  

This is a beginner hike, but please wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring hiking poles (there are loose rocks on the trail), lunch, 2 quarts of water, sun/wind hat, and clothing appropriate to the weather.  If you have questions, please ask.  

Dogs are allowed, but please keep them under control or on leash.  

Send me an email if you can come, as this will assist in organizing the carpools.  Hope you can come.  

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