Los Volcanes Senior Center Hiking Group
La Mesita Blanca – Big Arroyo Loop – Tohajillee
Fri, 2023-02-10 @ 8:15 AM
Variation: Will not complete full loop. At the apex of the hike we will come back along the east side of the arroyo.
Highlights: Red and yellow rock formations, huge white sandstone beehive domes, far mountain views and a surprise band of fossils in the big arroyo portion of the hike.
Cautions: Walking off trail in soft sand with many cactus; climb down pour-offs with convenient steps. Hiking sticks will help with stability. (Don’t want to fall in the cactus!)
Web Page: Click here to go to the hike web page where you may view the hike map, trailhead directions, how to do the actual hike, and download the hike GPS files.
Hike Leader(s): Carl Gervais
Van Driver(s): Sunita Moonka
Hike Class: C (Challenging)
Hike Distance: 5.5 mi
Min Elevation: 5805 ft
Elevation Change: 360 ft
Total Uphill: 765 ft
Total Downhill: 765 ft
Avg Grade: 4%
Route Type: CCW Loop
Travel Time 1W: 1:00
Travel Distance RT: 90 mi
Times: We will meet at 8:15 AM and leave at 8:30 AM
Sign up/Pay: Signup starts 14 days before the day of the hike. Call the center at 505-767-5999 to sign up and reserve a seat. Hikes are open to all 50+ Senior Center members. If, after making a reservation, you cannot attend the hike please call and cancel so that other hikers can participate.
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