Description: This hike starts at the Cienaga Picnic Area and follows the Cienaga, South Crest, Oso Corredor, and Doc Long Trails in a loop.
MEET WHERE: The Outlet Mall. Take I-25 Southbound and take exit 278 towards Cerrillos Road (not Madrid). Make the next right onto Beckner Road then the second right turn into the parking lot after the hotel. Look at the map for the parking spot. Silver Xterra with the traffic cone next to it.
MEET WHEN: Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 AM
EVENT LOCATION: the Sandia Mountains off of The Sandia Scenic Byway near San Antonito.
RSVP: Do it by clicking on this post and adding a comment or signing up with an RSVP in the Santa Fe Outdoors Meetup Group. To remove your RSVP, just comment again here or delete your RSVP on Meetup. Please RSVP or change your mind by Friday, November 2nd at 8:30 PM.
UPDATES: Check your email the night before and morning of the event. I will send out an email immediately when I make changes of any kind.
TYPE: Loop, 100% exploratory
TERRAIN: an Established trail of unknown quality.
DISTANCE/ASCENT/EFFORT: 10.25 miles, 2700 feet, map measured. Strenuous due to ascent and distance. See the following link regarding preparation.
CONDITIONS REQUIRED and EXPECTED: Hazardous weather forecast or high winds will cancel as will continuous rain.
HIKE TIME: 6 hours estimated
DRIVE TIME: 3 hours estimated.
TOTAL EVENT TIME: 9 hours estimated.