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Sign-up is by contact with leader (phone, or email if shown).  To go you’ll need to sign a waiver that leader will provide.  Dogs only allowed as noted.

Trips are normally free (pay when carpooling) and open to non-members, although we do like it if you join the Club to increase our local and national clout.

Please RSVP the leader unless otherwise stated. Updates on some outings may be available on the Santa Fe Outings Meetup page.

January Outings

Sunday, January 7: Moderate hike to Buckman Mesa and Otowi Peak, 5 miles with 1,100 feet of elevation gain.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Los Alamos area [AllTrails, MeetUp]

Saturday, January 13: Moderate/strenuous snowshoe outing to La Vega, 9 miles and 1,300 feet elevation gain. Two or three dogs OK.
Leader: Larry, lorenz.hughes@gmail.com 505-983-8296
Location: Santa Fe [MeetUp]

Saturday, January 13: Introductory snowshoe hike with the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program and Kirtland Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation teaming up. All are welcome to join. Techniques to help safely traverse an alpine environment will be covered, while exploring the beautiful Sandia Mountains. Two-hour easy outing (approximately 2.25 miles round trip with 150 feet of elevation gain) starts at the Sandia Crest parking lot and proceeds along the crest trail with several stops to enjoy stunning views. Meet at the upper Sandia Crest parking lot near the antennas (located at the terminus of NM Route 536, “Sandia Crest Scenic Highway”). RSVP and obtain details and the recommended gear list.
Leader: Terry Owen, 505-301-4349, teowen@q.comby
Location: Albuquerque area

Sunday, January 14: moderate White Mesa Loop. 8.4 miles. Meet 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Paseo del Norte and I-25, on the North side of the Target Parking lot. Two dogs on leash OK. End with optional potluck at Odile and Jim’s house.
Leader: Odile h: 505-433-4692, or c: 505-933-1630, Odile@pitot.org. RSVP by Jan 13, Please specify (1) cell-phone number; (2) if coming to the potluck; and (3) where you can meet the group.
Location: west of Albuquerque

February Outings

Saturday, February 3: strenuous snowshoe outing to Deception Peak, 6 miles and 2500-foot elevation gain. Two or three dogs OK.
Leader: Larry at lorenz.hughes@gmail.com 505-983-8296
Location: north of Santa Fe [AllTrails]

Saturday, February 3: Easy hike to the Tesuque Creek along the Burn trail, 3 miles.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Fe [AllTrailsMeetUp]

Sunday, February 4: (Superbowl). Easy morning hike up the close by Sun Mountain, just 2 miles, but with 730 feet of elevation to gain.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Fe [MeetUp]

Sunday, February 4: Easy loop on the north side of NM 333. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Juan Tabo trail head of NM 333, or at 9:45 a.m. on the south side of the Albertsons parking lot on Academy Road close to the intersection of Tramway Boulevard and Academy roads. End with optional potluck at Odile and Jim’s house. Contact leader by Feb. 3; please specify: (1) cell-phone number; (2) if coming to the potluck; and (3) where you can meet the group
Leader: Odile h: 505-433-4692, or cell: 505-933-1630, Odile@pitot.org
Location: Albuquerque [AllTrails]

Saturday, February 10: Introductory cross-country ski outing, with The Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program and Kirtland Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation teaming up. All are welcome to join. Techniques to help safely traverse in an alpine environment and new skills will be presented in a welcoming and fun environment. Two-hour long easy outing (approximately 2.5 miles round trip with 150 feet of elevation gain) starts at the Ellis trailhead parking lot and proceeds to the crest trail with several stops to enjoy views all the way to the continental divide. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Ellis Trailhead parking lot located on NM Route 536 (Sandia Crest Scenic Highway). RSVP by Feb. 7 to RSVP, and obtain details as well as the recommended gear list.
Leader: Terry Owen, 505-301-4349, teowen@q.comby
Location: Albuquerque [AllTrails]

Sunday, February 11: Easy 3-mile hike to Deer Trap Mesa in Los Alamos.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Los Alamos [AllTrailsMeetUp]

Saturday, February 17: CHANGED to Easy hike on a loop of our nearby Dorothy Stewart and Dale Ball system trails.  About 4 miles leaving from the St. Johns lot.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Fe area [MeetUp]

Sunday, February 18: Easy walk in bosque. View the late-winter state of the Army Corps of Engineers restoration in the Bosque at end of Valley High SW, on east side of river. Meet at 8:30 am at west end of Valley High SW, where it meets the acequia. Easy walk of about 1-1.5 hours. See successful restoration work and its impact on plants and wildlife.
Leader: Mark Rudd at 505-270-5449
Location: Albuquerque

Saturday, February 24: Strenuous snowshoe outing to Spirit Lake, 12 miles and 2,200-foot elevation gain. Two or three dogs OK.
Leader: Larry, lorenz.hughes@gmail.com 505 983 8296
Location: Santa Fe [MeetUp, AllTrials]

Sunday, February 25: Moderate cross-country ski outing, about 4-5 miles, location depending on conditions.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Fe [MeetUp]

March Outings

Sunday, March 4: Tour the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, Baylor Pass. We will hike the Baylor Canyon Trail from Baylor Canyon Road to Baylor Pass. If opportunity allows, we will hike through to Aguirre Springs, otherwise we will return to start. Baylor Pass provides the only hiking route that traverses the Organ Mountains. The pass is between Rabbit Ears to the south and Baylor Peak to the north. Hike will be approximately seven miles and 1,600 feet of vertical elevation gain. RSVP for meeting time and place.
Leader: Howie Dash 575-652-7550 or howiedash@aol.com
Location: Las Cruces [AllTrails]

Saturday, March 10: Moderate cross-country ski outing, about 4-5 miles, location depending on conditions.
Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Fe [MeetUp]

Saturday, March 17: Strenuous snowshoe outing to Penitente Peak, 13 miles and 3,100 feet elevation gain. Two or three dogs OK.
Leader: Larry, lorenz.hughes@gmail.com 505-983-8296
Location: Santa Fe

Sunday, March 18: Moderate hike to Tor and the Blowhole in the Caja Del Rio. . About 6 miles, 1,000-foot elevation gain, some on-trail, some off-trail. Limit of eight hikers. High-clearance vehicles needed; wet roads cancel hike.
Leader: Alan Shapiro
Location: [MeetUp, AllTrails]

Saturday, March 24: Cienega Trail hike sponsored by the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program. Everyone is welcome. Moderate difficulty, with 1,800 feet of elevation gain and 4.5 miles round trip in approximately 5 hours. Meet at the Sandia Crest trailhead. Proceed to where you can admire views and enjoy the serenity of the Cibola Wilderness area. RSVP to leader by March 22 for details and recommended gear list.
Leader: Terry Owen, 505-301-4349, teowen@q.com
Location: Albuquerque

Sunday, March 25: Moderate (about 3.5 miles) hike going south on Faulty trail. Start from Cole-spring trail-head on NM route 299, east of Cañoncito. We will leave transportation at the other end: the “Canyon Estate Tijeras Subdivision.” Meet 12:30 p.m. at the Smiths Parking lot at the intersection of Central and Tramway. End with optional potluck at Odile and Jim’s house. RSVP to leader by March 24. Please specify: (1) cell-phone number; (2) if coming to the potluck; and (3) where you can meet the group. Three dogs on leash OK.
Leader: Odile h: 505-433-4692, or c: 505-933-1630, Odile@pitot.org
Location: Albuquerque [AllTrails]

ADDED:  Saturday, March 31, 9 am:  Moderate Cerro Grande and Valle trail shuttle hike.  Great views of the Valles Caldera on this one and a less traveled route for our return.  We will hike up the main trail to Cerro Grande peak, enjoy the views and lunch, then a bit of off-trail down to the Valle trail, then continuing down until we hit NM 501/W. Jemez Rd. All together this is about 6 miles with a climb of 1,300 ft. and a descent of 1,900 ft. The car shuttle between where we start and end is only about 7 miles.   As usual, carpooling encouraged. Estimate of 50 miles each way. Suggested driver reimbursement of $.075/mi. for $7.50.

Leader: Alan Shapiro, nm5s@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Fe [MeetUp]

Featured image from Bandelier Monument via Flickr