This weekend: Bosque walks, Ghost Ranch hikes and more
Please join one of many Rio Grande Chapter outings this weekend — as always, Sierra Club outings are free and open to the public. You must contact the leader to RSVP beforehand. Thank you, and we hope to see you on the trail!!
Saturday, Nov. 14: Fall hike in the Bosque. We’ll hike the west-side stretch of the Bosque from Montaño to the Oxbow (about 1.5 miles). The stand of cottonwoods behind the Bosque School should be beautiful this time of year. Then we’ll take a side trail to the river and talk briefly about the new embayment installed by the Corps of Engineers. Then on to the new pond at the edge of the Oxbow. There we will talk about the Corps project and the importance of the Oxbow and its place in the Rio Grande Valley State Park. Meet: Parking lot just east of the SE corner of Montaño and Coors. RSVP Peter Kelling atcloudsandwater@juno.com.
Saturday, Nov. 14: Explore the Cañoncito — on the Placitas side of the Sandias. Strenuous hike going up Bart’s and down Cañoncito trail. Total distance about 11 miles. Altitude change: about 3,500 feet. Steep trails. Limit 8 and 1 dog OK. Register by Nov. 12with Odile.dlb@outlook.com.
Saturday, Nov.14: Strenuous hike to North Sandia Peak. Starting at Tunnel Spring trailhead, we will hike to North Sandia Peak via Del Orno Trail, Trail 130B; and North Crest Trail, Trail 130. Our return will be via the 10K Trail, Trail 200; Osha Loop Trail, Trail 201; and Osha Spring Trail, Trail 247. We will need to set up a short car shuttle before starting the hike. Early start. Two or three dogs OK. About 14 miles and 4,000 foot elevation gain. Larry,lorenz.hughes@gmail.com, (505) 913-0589.
Sunday, Nov. 15: Moderate hike to stunning Kitchen Mesa at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, about 5 miles and 600-foot elevation gain with one fairly easy scramble. Alan Shapiro 505-424-9242 or nm5s@yahoo.com.
This weekend: Bosque walks, Ghost Ranch hikes and more