Hiking

Pajarito Group meetings January - March

Pajarito Group

Meetings
Our meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the UNMLA Media Building 2, Room 203. The public is invited. This January and February, however, we will have special meetings to continue the group’s effort to ban the single-use plastic shopping bag in Los Alamos.

Events


January-March Outings/Hikes for New Mexico and West Texas

January

Saturday, Jan. 3: Strenuous snowshoe, location to be determined. Two or three dogs OK. Tobin Oruch, 505-690-6253.

Saturday, Jan. 10: Strenuous snowshoe outing to Spirit Lake starting from the ski basin, 13 miles and 2,100-foot elevation gain. Early start. Two or three dogs OK. Contact Larry at...


October-November-December outings and hikes for New Mexico and West Texas

Redondo Peak hike in September

October
Saturday, Oct. 4: Strenuous hike to Trampas and Hidden Lakes, 14 miles and 2,700-foot elevation gain. Early start. Two or three dogs OK. Larry, lorenz.hughes@gmail.com (505) 913-0589


Bosque outings for kids

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By Camilla Feibelman

The Bosquitos and Kids Climate Campaign are inviting families, friends and especially kids to join us for activities on the last Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.

Each event will be a unique opportunity to learn about the Rio Grande bosque and the climate and then to take an action. Please mark your calendar:

Sunday, Jan. 26: A visit to the Natural History Museum’s Degrees of Change Exhibit.

Sunday, Feb. 23: A walk in the Bosque and related art project.

Sunday, March 30: A Solar Energy Exploration where kids can link solar panels with toys and more.


A pro-bosque Albuquerque City Council majority

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By Richard Barish, Central Group Bosque Issues Chair

Sierra Club and bosque activists volunteered in unprecedented numbers to ensure that Albuquerque has a bosque-friendly City Council.


Columbine Hondo wilderness study area legislation introduced in Congress

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By Norma McCallan

The Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area near Taos has a better chance of being upgraded to a full-fledged Wilderness area. The Senate’s Energy & Natural Resources subcommittee on Public Lands recently held a hearing on the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act (SB776), at which our senators, Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, testified. It must now go before the full committee. Introduced by Sen. Jeff Bingaman in the 112th Congress, this bill had stalled, along with many other conservation bills.


April-May-June 2014 hikes and other outings

Bisti Wilderness © David Van Winkle

Outing sign-up is by contact with leader. To go you’ll need to sign a waiver that the leader will provide. Dogs only allowed as noted. Trips are normally FREE (pay when carpooling) and open to non-members (spread the word!), though we do like it if you join the Club to increase our local and national clout.

There are many, many outings, click headline above or "Read More" below to see them!

April


BLM Resource Management Plan for Sierra, Otero and Doña Ana counties needs work — lots of it

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By Dan Lorimier, chapter conservation coordinator

Back in 1986 the Bureau of Land Management’s Las Cruces District Office, which oversees roughly 5 million acres of federal lands in Hidalgo, Grant, Luna, Sierra, Doña Ana and Otero counties, finalized the White Sands Resource Management Plan for Sierra and Otero counties and in 1993 published the Mimbres Resource Management Plan covering Doña Ana, Luna, Hidalgo and Grant counties.


SC Executive Director Brune road trip hits Rio Grande del Norte

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By Eric Patterson, Taos Water Sentinels

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and his family have undertaken a tour of National Monuments of the Southwest.


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