Saturday, March 31, moderate shuttle hike to Cerro Grande and the Valle trail, 6 miles, 1,200 feet elevation gain. Alan Shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-424-9242.
Sunday, April 8, moderate off-trail hike to Tetilla Peak, short route of less than 4 miles with about 800 ft. of elevation. Alan Shapiro, email@example.com, 505-424-9242.
Saturday, April 14, Meet 10 am on the sidewalk just west of the Paseo del Bosque trail’s entrance to the Rio Grande Nature Center and the Albuquerque Riverside Drain. This is a ‘Bosquitos’ outing geared for ages 8 and up (although everybody is invited), to learn about the Rio Grande and River Engineering with a civil/environmental engineer, Aubrey Harris, who works with the river analysis group for the US Bureau of Reclamation, an agency responsible for managing water. Topics will include water issues of the Rio Grande, human-made features along the river which interact with the Rio’s sediment and water conveyance; and also how engineering and natural systems distribute sediment and water to create habitat for endangered species. For special assistance, call/text Sarita Streng 505-288-8713.
Saturday, April 21, moderate shuttle hike up the Burn trail, across and up the Saddleback trail, then down the Chamisa trail; 4 5 miles with about 1,000 feet elevation gain. Alan Shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-424-9242.
Sunday, April 22, Celebrate Earth Day with the Ancients, sponsored by the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program and everyone is welcome. Join us at 9:00 AM for a hike of the Mesa Prieta Trail to explore the south escarpment of Petroglyph National Monument and see a number of ancient petroglyphs. Hike is approximately 4 miles RT with 300 feet of elevation gain. Contact Terry Owen, 505-301-4349, email@example.com by April 20th to RSVP, obtain details and the meet-up location.
Sunday, April 22, (Earth Day), moderate loop: about 3 miles, North on Ellis, Back on Crest Trails. Meet at 10:30 on the east side of the Smith Parking lot, close to Central and I-40. Three dogs on leash OK. End with optional potluck at Odile and Jim’s house. Contact Odile by April 21, 505-433-4692, or Odile@pitot.org, specify: (1) cell-phone number; (2) if coming to the potluck; and (3) where you can meet the group.
Saturday, April 28, Moderate hike, Tent Rocks. No dogs allowed. Meet at 10:00 on the north side of the Target Parking lot at the corner of I-25 and Paseo del Norte. End with optional potluck at Odile and Jim’s house. Contact Odile by April 27, h: 505-433-4692, or Odile@pitot.org, specify: (1) cell-phone number; (2) if coming to the potluck; and (3) where you can meet the group.
Saturday, April 28 to Sunday April 29: Strenuous overnight backpack trip in Bandelier National Monument; about 22 miles starting and ending at the Visitor Center, with 4100 ft. of elevation change. We will camp in Capulin Canyon, near the Painted Cave. Larry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505 983 8296.
Saturday, May 5, moderate hike along the Continental Divide Trail, about 10 miles round trip with 1,800 feet of elevation gain. Hiking up from the Skull Bridge over the Rio Chama to the top of Mesa de los Viejos. Alan Shapiro, email@example.com, 505-424-9242.
Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m., ‘walk with Margaret and Julie’, easy paced, 2-hour. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the tree sculpture garden, immediately south of the Montano Bridge, west side of the river. We’ll head south toward the Oxbow and then east toward the river. Contact Margaret, firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Saturday, May 19, strenuous four peaks hike from the Aspen Vista parking lot. We will start hiking up the Aspen Vista Road to the Tesuque Creek trail up to Tesuque Peak, continue on to Deception Lake and Penitente. Return via Puerto Nambe and the Winsor trail. About 14 miles and 3,300 foot elevation change. Two or three dogs OK. Larry, email@example.com, 505 983 8296.
Sunday, May 20, Osso Corredor to Sulfur Canyon Trails, easy hike (about 2 miles, mostly downhill but slippery and steep at times). We will leave a car at the Sulfur TH. Meet at 10:30 on the East side of the Smith Parking lot, close to Central and I-40. Three dogs on leash OK. Contact Odile by May 19, h: 505-433-4692, or Odile@pitot.org. Please specify: (1) cell-phone number; (2) if coming to the potluck; and (3) where you can meet the group.
Saturday, June 2, strenuous hike to Thompson Peak. We will follow the Apache Canyon route to Glorieta Baldy and then continue north for about 2 miles to Thompson Peak. About 17 miles with 3900 ft. of elevation gain. Two or three dogs OK. Larry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505 983 8296.
Saturday, June 23, Colorado 14’er Hike and Camp; join the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program as we embark on a hike of Mt. Elbert. This is Colorado’s highest peak and the second highest peak in the lower 48 at 14,433 feet. We’ll climb on Saturday, June 23 with optional camping the night before and after. This is a challenging, high altitude hike of approximately 10 miles RT and 4,400 vertical feet of climbing in a span of 8 hours. Participants must be in good physical condition. Veterans, active duty, military families and all others are welcome to join us. RSVP to Terry Owen, 505-301-4349, email@example.com NLT June 19 and obtain camping location, hike details and the recommended gear list.