The Medanales Arroyo with threatening storm clouds. Photo by Eric Björklund.
BY BILL PRIEDHORSKY
Los Alamos Mountaineers
The Mountaineers are back in person! The Tuesday, June 28 Mountaineers meeting will take place at the Nature Center, held in collaboration with PEEC. There will also be a virtual adjunct. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM, and features a presentation on “Lesser Known Hikes in Northern New Mexico” by Eric Björklund. There are many well-known, and well-visited, outings in our neighborhood. However, there is also a lot that lies off the beaten path, in places where solitude is the rule. Björklund’s talk will feature less known hiking areas such as Vista Verde, the ruins of the John Dunn hotel along the Rio Grande, eagle traps on Burnt Mesa, the Lower Paliza Goblin Colony, and explorations southeast of Ghost Ranch with remarkable rock formations.
Mountaineers’ meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. This presentation will be in-person at Los Alamos Nature Center; the slides will be live-streamed on Zoom. Registration is required and in-person seating is limited. Registration for both in-person or virtual attendance can be found at https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=41531.