Opt Outside With PEEC On Black Friday

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Join PEEC on Black Friday to Opt Outside! Evan Rose of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will lead a hike on the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop trails. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy Photo


Do you want to spend time outside on Black Friday instead of fighting the crowds in stores? PEEC is offering a guided hike to help people enjoy the outdoors and spend time in nature. This outing was inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign. The hike will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Space is limited and registration is required.

The location for this hike will be the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop. This moderate hike will take about four hours. The route follows the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail past the airport, then goes across NM502 near the Los Alamos Co+Op Market, up to Smith’s, past Ashley Pond, down Bathtub Row and then back to the nature center. The group will stop around noon to enjoy lunch at the Co+Op Market. The total length is about 5.5 miles.

The group will return to the nature center by about 2 p.m. Participants can enjoy a hot chocolate social at the nature center after the hike if they would like to. They should bring water, a lunch (or money for food at the Co+Op), snacks, a hat, sunscreen, good hiking shoes or boots, warm clothing and a waterproof shell. The outing is limited to 15 participants and registration is required, so sign up today to save your spot! Admission is free for PEEC and Los Alamos Mountaineer members and $5 for non-members.

Los Alamos Mountaineers member Evan Rose will lead this outing. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2012 and now spends much of his time hiking, camping and canyoneering.

Don’t forget that PEEC is also celebrating Small Business Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center! On Saturday, Nov. 30 all merchandise will be 10 percent off for all shoppers and PEEC members will receive 15 percent off in the gift shop this day only! The nature center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call (505) 662-0460.

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.