Kuaua Trekker Hikes

HIKE — Sandia Cave – August 18

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 Member and hiking leader Earlene Shroyer will lead a hike to Sandia SandiaCaveCave 

“Sandia Cave is one of the most important archeological sites of prehistoric man on the American continent.  It was discovered in 1927, and excavation was begun in 1936.  Artifacts up to two thousand years old were found in the upper layers of the cave’s recesses.  Breaking through a limestone crust, archaeologists discovered stone tools from the Folsom culture, dating back six thousand to ten thousand years.  The cave is registered as a National Historic Landmark.

The cave itself is high in the eastern wall of Las Huertas Canyon.  It extends more than 450 feet into the mountain with a downward slope of nine degrees.  Sandia Cave is seven to ten feet in diameter for its entire length.” (Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide, pg. 81)

Night Hike ———  Ojito Wilderness

October 24, 2018.

Friends of Coronado member, Earlene Shroyer will lead a full moon hike on the White Ridge Trail in the Ojito Wilderness.

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• What we’ll do:
We’ll hike along the equestrian trail in the moonlight, following a ranch road through white sandstone formations. Approx. distance 2-4 miles round-trip, spending time to explore the formations along the way.

• What to bring
You can bring a headlamp or flashlight, but only use if really needed. The road is fairly level, the walk is easy. The moonlight should be magical.

• Important to know
Dress appropriately for the time of year, bring a snack and a hot beverage if you’d like. Remember to bring water. Wear good sturdy shoes. trekking poles for balance.  Weather permitting, we’ll be in the midst of monsoon season, so if cloudy or threatening skies, this hike will be rescheduled.

Max number of people – 15

To sign up email your request– (friendsofchs@comcast.net )

Meet group:  At in the lower Rail Runner parking lot in Bernalillo off Hwy. 550. Sign waivers.   Arrive at the trailhead around TBD (moon rise is TBD).

Hike until around TBD.  Return to cars about TBD.

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