DESCRIPTION: Canada del Horno is a sandy arroyo with steep walls that turns into a slot canyon in places. We will travel up to near its head and then exit and head back to the North in cross country terrain. We re-enter the arroyo and traverse a short but steep hill back to the cars.
MEET WHERE: De Vargas Mall Southwest corner. Look for the silver Xterra with a traffic cone next to it.
MEET WHEN: Wednesday, December 19 at 9:30 AM.
EVENT LOCATION: Along Highway 84 between Española and Abiquiu.
RSVP: You can:
–Click on this post and make a comment that you are going.
–RSVP via Meetup. The listing follows:
–Respond to the email announcement that goes out from the Gmail address.
–Text the contact number.
In all cases, please let us know if you change your RSVP by close time if possible. You can use any of the previous methods to change your The only thing that causes a problem is if I get to the meetup spot and no one shows up.
RSVPs close for this event at 9:30 PM on December 18th. I reserve the need to close RSVPs early if there is a need to do so.
UPDATES: I send out a headcount email during the week of and the night before the event. If there are any updates, I will send them at that time.
TYPE: Lollipop loop
TERRAIN: Very rough ATV track, sandy arroyo walking, cross country on firm to sandy terrain. This trip is 40% exploratory.
DOGS: Yes. Please let us know. You may be responsible for your transportation.
DISTANCE/ASCENT/EFFORT: 6 miles, 950 feet cumulative ascent. All mapped.
FITNESS and PREPARATION: Please read the following link. If you do regular cardiovascular exercise you should be good to go.
CONDITIONS REQUIRED and EXPECTED: This is a good one for colder temperatures, even snow. We can’t be in there if there is serious rain or wind unless you like flash floods or a mouth full of sand.
HIKE TIME: 3 to 4 hours max.
DRIVE TIME: 90 minutes round trip.
TOTAL EVENT TIME: 5.5 hours estimated.