DESCRIPTION: This is a loop with an out and back that goes above Red Wash Canyon on the West, drops into it and continues to the old copper mines at Las Minas Jimmie. We return a similar way but go up to Dragon Ridge and then back to the cars.

Note that all place names except for Red Wash Cany0n and Las Minas Jimmie are based on current vernacular and not on any map.

MEET WHERE: De Vargas Mall Southwest corner. Look for the silver Xterra with a traffic cone next to it.

De Vargas Mall Southwest Corner

MEET WHEN: Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:00 AM.

EVENT LOCATION: Red Wash Canyon near Abiquiu.

RSVP: You can:

–Click on this post and make a comment that you are going.

–RSVP via Meetup. The listing follows:

Meetup Listing

–Respond to the email announcement that goes out from the Gmail address.

–Text the contact number.

RSVP CLOSE: Tuesday, April 2nd at 9:00 PM. This event needs 2 participants plus event host by RSVP close.

CHANGING YOUR RSVP: In all cases, please let us know if you change your RSVP by close time if possible.  You can use any of the previous methods to change your RSVP. RSVPs may close early if a participant limit is reached.

UPDATES: Emails will be sent to participants a couple of days before and the night before with a headcount of who is going. Keep up with your email in case of changes or cancellation.

TYPE: Part loop, part in and out. 30% exploratory.

Exploratory or Not?

DOGS: Yes. Let us know. You may be responsible for your own transportation.

TERRAIN: ATV track, cross country, sandy arroyo, a couple of steep, short climbs and ascents.

DISTANCE/ASCENT/EFFORT: 8.55 miles and 2100 feet ascent, mapped.

FITNESS and PREPARATION: Please read the following link to see if you have the fitness level  and appropriate gear to complete this hike:

Fitness and Preparation

CONDITIONS REQUIRED and EXPECTED: Good to go except if the day’s high temperature is below freezing with the wind if any. A hazardous forecast that affects this area cancels.

Weather Forecast

HIKE TIME: 6 to 7 hours

DRIVE TIME: 2 hours round trip


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