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CHANGE IN DATE – FROM MARCH 25 TO APRIL 1 – RAINED OUT AGAIN – POSTPONED UNTIL FALL
Saturday, April 1 Continental Trail Hike
We’re attempting this 2015 hike again. Snow was the culprit for the cancellation last time. This year we’re hoping we’ve picked a good weather Saturday!
Drive to the trail head from Bernalillo- about 1 hour on pavement, 15 minutes on dirt. We will hike along the Continental Trail on a mesa overlooking the picturesque Rio Puerco Valley with its stark volcanic plugs and Cabazon Peak. There are wind eroded rock formations; colored clays used by Puebloans and spectacular views- a photographer’s delight.
This will be a pleasantly paced hike.
Difficulty: This is a 2 mile walk, one way (round trip 4 miles), with cairns for trail markers. Elevation of 6500 feet throughout with ups and downs of about 50 – 200 feet. Trail is rocky and uneven with natural steps to ascend and descend but primarily a “levelish” trail. There is exposure-a steep drop off- but stay on trail and don’t go near the edge. No facilities.
Recommended: Regular active hiker, not for immobility impaired or heart or lung issues. This is a remote outdoor walk.
Leaders: Steve Rospopo and Dick Harris
Limit: 20 hikers
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