Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu & Santa Fe, New Mexico May 15-26, 2009

This is the Land of Georgia O'Keeffe! This is a hiking and site seeing trip.
We will hike canyons and mountains in northern New Mexico, explore ancient archeological sites and museums in Santa Fe viewing the spectacular scenery, and stay a full week at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and Santa Fe. Yes, you will need hiking boots and fleece.

The trip includes field trips to ancient pueblos along te Rio Chama and Rio Ojo Caliente, petroglyph areas and a pit house village highlight this week. The itineary includes a trip to the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs where we can soak in hot springs sacred to Native Americans. We will hike up to seven miles per day at an elevation of 8000' on some days. Ghost Ranch is situated 6500' above sea level. While hiking, there will be stops for discussion on various Native American histories, traditions, life styles, as well as, flora and fauna. If you like to hike at a fast pace without stops, this may not be the trip for you.  
Some outdoor clothing and outdoor equipment that you will need are hiking boots, bathing suit, polypropylene socks, and waterproof jacket and pants. All this because we are never sure of the weather.

Hikes in Abiquiu include:
Chimney Rock, Box Canyon and Kitchen Mesa at Ghost Ranch
Red Dot Trail in the town of White Rock

Hikes in Santa Fe included:
Atalya Mountain
Dale Ball Trail
Hikes on the Turquoise Trail include:
Cerrillos Hills Historic Park


Tuckerman Ravine and Joe Dodge - May 1-3, 2009

Hike Tuckerman Ravine and stay at Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch, NH. Saturday morning, we'll start by hiking up Tuckerman Ravine, a glacial cirque sloping eastward on the southeast face of Mt. Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is here we will watch Extreme Backcountry Skiing. Up to lunch Rocks for lunch, if time and weather permits. Second day of hiking in the area. We'll probably hike the Glen Boulder Trail which is right at Pinkham Notch. Because there is a good chance snow will still be on the higher end of that trail, we may or may not get to the top. In order to hike in the snow, we will need Stabilizers or Crampons. 2 nights lodging at Joe Dodge Lodge, double occupancy, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners.


Thoreau, Henry David and William L. Howarth, Walking with Thoreau

Tips for Spring Skiing in Tuckerman Ravine

Appalachian Mountain Club, The A.M.C. White Mountain Guide


Up One, Down Three ------------>

Planned Vacations, What a Concept !

Sure, there are maps and tour guides and the Chamber of Commerce, but wouldn't it be nice if we had trips already planned and we knew what we wanted to do at those locations by others recommendations. I have been leading vacation trips with OutsideNE and the Appalachian Mountain Club for over ten years.
Hiking the E4 Trail in Crete

Rockland Maine

Hope you are able to go on one of these trips and add some information! Happy Vacations and Weekends!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
If you like this service, please consider adding a link to: