Strip Mine Loop – Placitas
Tues, 2023-03-07 @ 8:15 AM
Highlights: Views of the Sandias, pinon and juniper-covered hills, colorful rock formations, and, far in the distance, the Jemez and Nacimiento Mountains, along with Cabezon and Mount Taylor.
Cautions: Trekking poles will help with the steep sections of the downhill trail in the second half of the hike.
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): Fred Garcia
Van Driver(s): Paul Cheng
Hike Class: C (Challenging)
Hike Distance: 5.4 mi
Min Elevation: 5657 ft
Elevation Change: 776 ft
Total Uphill: 860 ft
Total Downhill: 860 ft
Avg Grade: 7%
Route Type: Loop
Travel Time 1W: 0:45
Travel Distance RT: 45 mi
Times: We will meet at 8:15 AM and leave at 8:30 AM
Sign up/Pay: Call the Palo Duro Senior Center at 505-888-8102 to sign up and reserve a seat. Signup starts 14 days before the day of the hike. If, after making a reservation, you cannot attend the hike please call and cancel so that other hikers can participate. Please be sure to bring your membership card; otherwise, you will be turned away. If you’re on the waitlist, keep calling the center to find out if you can go.
Advice: Please review the hike information above. Make a point to check the rating (A, B, C, D or E), distance, elevation gain and total uphill stats and compare them to your hiking abilities. For the safety and enjoyment of all hikers it is important that you only attend hikes within your ability. If you have any questions about the hike, contact the hike leader (see above) before the hike.
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