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Llama trip in Tsegi Canyon, near Navajo National Monument, Sept. 7-15

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Sat, 2013-09-07
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Trip is full.  Email Bill to be put on the wait list.  In early September, we will explore a new piece of the canyon country: Tsegi Canyon, tributaries of which hold Betatakin and Keet Seel ruins. This area is located just west of Monument Valley, and is full of small, medium and large cliff dwellings. The canyons are scenic, but the main attraction are the sites. With an elevation of about 6300 feet, we can go earlier in the fall than our regular canyon trips. The two photos below show some of the scenery and ruins.

Three day boat trip to the Channel Islands National Park, California

Leader: 
Dick Opsahl
Date: 
Wed, 2013-09-04
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Join the Opsahls for a 3 day trip exploring the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara, California on a 68 foot 30 passenger motor boat. The trip boards in Santa Barbara at 8 PM, Wednesday, Sept 4 and returns at 5 PM Saturday, Sept 7. All meals are included, and special diets can be accomodated. Activities include naturalist led hikes on uninhabited islands with unique fauna and flora, bird watching, frolicking with sea lions, sea kayaking and snorkeling, even stand up paddling (equipment can be rented). Sleeping in curtained off single or double bunks.

La Vega Loop Hike

Leader: 
Mary Thompson
Date: 
Mon, 2013-09-02
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Monday, Sept 2, Labor Day.  Strenuous hike of La Vega Loop including The Elevator.  Hike begins at the Santa Fe Ski Basin, on the Winsor Trail.  About eight miles, 3,000 foot gain.  The Elevator is a two mile, 2,000 foot gain section near the end of the hike.  Parts of our trail will go through the Pacheco burn area, some rough terrain, stream crossings and downed trees.  One or two dogs OK, must be leashed at lunch stops and if we run into cows.  To sign up, contact Mary Thompson at  mary14er@gmail.com.

Summit Hut Trip, August 29-September 2, 2013

Leader: 
Felicia Orth and Evan Rose
Date: 
Thu, 2013-08-29
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Note: trip difficult will be between beginner and advanced, depending on the day trips one chooses.
 

Sunday morning hike-Slot canyon to raven drop point

Leader: 
Don Gettemy
Date: 
Sun, 2013-08-25
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Moderate

Sunday morning hike-Slot canyon to raven drop point - from the end of North Mesa in Los Alamos
9:00 till about 12:00
About 3 miles
Minor exposure on section of trail
Easy bouldering
bushwhacking  possible water pockets
500 ft vertical
 
Pot luck lunch
I will supply hamburgers, bratwurst, and buns.
Bring a side dish or beverage to share.  BYOB
Please RSVP for meeting location and pot luck.   dongettemy1946@gmail.com

Penitente-Lake Peak Loop

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Date: 
Sun, 2013-08-18
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Moderate

Let's hike the Penitente - Lake Peak loop from the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  Leave Los Alamos Sunday at 6:30 am, to avoid thundershowers, begin hiking at 8 am from the SF Ski Basin.  The hike is approximately 12-13 miles long with ~2800 vertical rise.  Hike up the Windsor Trail to Puerto Nambe, then up Penitente Peak and across to Lake Peak.  Almost all of the hike is on a well used trail, but there is a bit of 3rd class scrambling between the 2 peaks.

After-work Natural Arch hike

Leader: 
Kei Davis
Date: 
Wed, 2013-08-07
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner

Back once more by popular demand.  This is an evening after work to visit our remarkable natural arch.  Besides the arch are big views of Los Alamos and well beyond, and an introduction to the first part of Mitchell Trail that starts any number of much longer hikes.

This short hike is nominally for summer students and visitors, but all are welcome, particularly if you've never been to our local natural arch.

Conejos alternative Aug. 2-4

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Date: 
Fri, 2013-08-02
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Beginner

Dear Mountaineers,
The trip below will not go due to lack of interest. However, some of us are renting a cabin in Horca (where the gravel road to Platoro turns off from the blacktop). This can be a base of operations for day hiking in the Conejos/Platoro area, and we might squeeze one or two more into the cabin. Let me know if you are interested. Bill
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TRIP BELOW WILL NOT GO - MAYBE ANOTHER TIME,

Needle Mountains Wilderness Adventure

Leader: 
Barry Smith (667-1585) and Paul Bradley
Date: 
Wed, 2013-07-31
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

Needle Mountains Wilderness Adventure:  Trip Leader:  Barry Smith (667-1585)
 
July 31 - Aug 4, 2013
 
Leave Durango Wednesday 31 July on the DSNGR, get off the train at Needleton and grunt up the trail to Ruby Lake Basin (11,600), which is surrounded by peaks to climb. 
 

Santa Fe Baldy hike

Leader: 
Mary Thompson
Date: 
Sat, 2013-07-27
Difficulty: 
Hard
Technicality: 
Moderate

 
Saturday, July 27 Strenuous hike to Santa Fe Baldy, joint trip with the Sierra Club.  14 miles, 3600’ gain.  Early start, moderately fast pace.  Limit of 8 hikers, one or two dogs.  Dogs must be on leash at lunchtime.  Mary Thompson mary14er@gmail.com
 

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