Join PEEC for an overnight backpacking trip to Puerto Nambe in the Pecos Wilderness on Saturday, Sept. 7. Gear will be available for participants to borrow. Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will lead this trip.
Have you wanted to go backpacking, but didn’t have the gear or experience? The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering the adventure you’ve been waiting for! On Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8, PEEC is offering a moderately difficult one-night backpacking trip, open to adults and families. Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will be leading this trip. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
The group will head out on an overnight trip to Puerto Nambe in the Pecos Wilderness. Participants will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. and carpool to the trailhead. Expected return to the nature center is 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. Backpackers should be in good physical condition and able to hike up to 6 miles per day, on average, carrying a moderately heavy pack at high altitudes.
Participants will meet at the nature center at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 for a pre-trip meeting to go over gear, discuss food and clothing and answer any questions. Essential backpacking gear like tents, sleeping bags and pads, stoves and backpacks will available be to borrow and coordinated at the program orientation. PEEC’s backpacking tents are two and three person capacity tents, so individuals may be asked to share a tent with a same-gender participant.
Registration is required to save a spot on this trip and space is limited. Admission is $30 per adult and $20 for children or $25 per PEEC member adult and $15 per PEEC member child.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org