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Car Camp IconMay 26-30 (Thu-Mon) Bandelier, Valles Caldera, and Santa Fe NF, New Mexico

The Cerro Pelado fire has forced closures of Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and parts of Santa Fe National Forest until further notice, rendering this outing doubtful as originally planned. A go/no-go decision will be communicated to registrants on May 11. We are offering a backpacking trip on the same dates to San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area, near Cuba, NM, west of the burning area in Santa Fe National Forest. San Pedro Parks is characterized by big green meadows ("parks") lined by spruces and other conifers. Although at altitude between 9,200' to 10,200', its gentle grades make for easy backpacking and three enjoyable days. Anyone interested in backpacking at San Pedro Parks, space permitting, may contact the trip leader for information.  Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Mark Stein Send Email 214-789-4596

Backpack IconJul 24-29 (Sun-Fri) South San Juan Wilderness, Colorado

SAVE THE DATES for a Colorado backpacking adventure! Drive or carpool to a meeting point in the remote and beautiful San Juan Mountains near Platoro, Colorado. Allow two full days to drive or carpool from Dallas by the afternoon of July 24, four or five days to hike, and two days to return home by July 31. We anticipate two groups on two loop routes--one a loop to Green Lake and Blue Lake, the other a loop up the South Fork Conejos River to Twin Lakes. Highest camp elevations will approach 11,800'. Some backpacking experience will be required. Watch this space for details in mid-May. Trip rated: Strenuous. Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Backpack IconAug 31-Sep 5 (Wed-Mon) Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico

SAVE THE DATES for backpacking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, northeast of Santa Fe. Drive or carpool to our meeting point at the Jacks Creek Group Campground on the afternoon of August 31. We'll hike four days, finishing on September 4. Leave for home that afternoon or the next morning to return home on Labor Day, September 5. Difficulty ratings will range from moderate to strenuous. Details will be published here in May or early June.  Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Car Camp IconOct 21-23 (Fri-Sun) Camp and Hike at Colorado Bend State Park

SAVE THIS OCTOBER WEEEKND for an excursion to the north edge of the Texas Hill Country, west of Lampassas. We've reserved the group campsite by the Colorado for Friday and Saturday nights. Explore the creekside Spicewood Springs Trail, the River Trail, or Gorman Falls. Swim in the river, rent a kayak, or just relax. View the park website here. Registration nformation will appear here in late summer.  Contact: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-207-4997

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