Herrera Hoodoos at Sunset - 3

  • May 18, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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A Herrera Canyon area trip to hike around and explore the red rocks, hoodoos, and unspoiled desert views that will end with watching the sunset from this rock garden playground. The evening light

will only enhance this area, which faces west, for photography. This is BLM land out in the Rio Puerco area beyond the Navajo Reservation that is rarely visited by most.

As with all trips to this location, trucks or SUV's are required, so we will need volunteers that have these vehicles or we can't get there. If you have such a vehicle please let me know in the comments section and I will add attendees to the list as we have enough vehicles to take everyone. :)

We will meet at Smith's at 4:00 PM (SW corner of Golf Course and Paseo Del Norte) and setup carpooling with our drivers, then head out to Herrera via I-40 westbound. Our destination is about 33 miles out. Detailed directions given at Smith's. We will leave Herrera just after sunset to come home.

Expect to chip-in $10 to your driver for gas. Bring water, sturdy hiking shoes or boots, sunscreen, hat, snacks, tripod if you have one, and of course, your camera! If you have hiking poles or a walking stick bring it along.

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  • David Y.

    Thanks for leading this outing Frances, it was a heck of a lot of fun and I enjoyed meeting everyone.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Rolf

    Thank you for hosting this nice trip.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Frances R.

    I had a wonderful time with you all this evening, thanks! Great people, great place, and thanks to Barbara great wine too! And we had the cutest hike mascot, Eddie. :)

    May 18, 2013

  • Wanda

    Great trip everyone. Can someone send a picture of Ron and I up on the hoodoo... I'm gonna need proof. Email address is [masked].


    Thanks!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Wanda

    Awesome

    May 18, 2013

  • Betsy

    I'm going to have to cancel today. sorry!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to cancel. Maybe Frances can add someone in my place. Thanks.

    May 17, 2013

  • Frances R.

    We have (as I type this) a seat for everyone on this list and the WOW-WE site. 21 attendees in all! Should be a great evening. Don't forget your tripod if you have one, or if you don't there are plenty of rocks to use as a tabletop.

    May 17, 2013

  • Bill

    Locked in other plans

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still interested in going! Waiting list open?

    May 16, 2013

    • Frances R.

      I've added you to the group. :)

      May 17, 2013

  • Rolf

    Have a Toyota Highlander with up to 3 places available.
    Looking forward to this trip.

    May 16, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Thanks for the info! And for driving!

      May 17, 2013

  • Michael T.

    My guest and I will provide our own transportation. That should free up two spots in someone's vehicle for people on the waiting list.

    May 16, 2013

  • Jerry W. K.

    I will not be able to make it, I've got too much work to do that's got to be done this weekend. I hope you all have lot's of fun!

    May 16, 2013

  • Renee

    Just wanted to remind those on the RSVP list to update if their plans have changed to make room for those on the wait list.

    May 14, 2013

  • Anne H.

    I seemed doomed not to make it to this meet up. Sorry I can't go.

    May 12, 2013

  • Amy M

    i decided not to go after all, so I changed my RSVP

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please include me on the waiting list.....Thanks! (Sorry- I do not have a high clearance vehicle though)

    May 4, 2013

  • Frances R.

    Anyone on the wait list who has access to a truck or SUV will be added to the attendee list. Without drivers we can't go. ;-)

    April 19, 2013

    • Wanda

      Hi Frances. Don't know if your counting me yet but I can take two more.

      May 4, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Thanks Wanda, and yes, I was counting you. With this list and the 12 from the WOW-WE calendar we have 30 attendees. Big group! :)

      May 4, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Francis, I just realized I've overbook myself this weekend. Any chance of doing this again? I wanted to do this so much..maybe next time? Thanks!

    May 3, 2013

    • Frances R.

      I'll be doing this again for sure! :)

      May 3, 2013

  • David Y.

    Hi, I just joined this group last week so I'm not sure how all this works. Is this trip strictly limited to 15, or can more attend if you get more high clearance vehicles? I have a Nissan Xterra and in addition to myself, I could take 3 more comfortably and 4 with a tighter squeeze in the back seat.

    May 2, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Welcome David! And you've got it, we needed Betsy just to include the current list, and now with you volunteering I can add you and some from the wait list - thanks! FYI - This is a joint meetup with the WOW-WE hiking group so we have a list from that calendar also.

      May 2, 2013

    • David Y.

      Fantastic, lookin forward to it!

      May 2, 2013

  • Betsy

    I'd like to go on this one and I can take 2 people. I won't, however, be attempting that last hill this time! LOL

    May 2, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Sounds good, thanks! And yeah, I think we will stay at the bottom of the hill. ;-)

      May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to be put on the waiting list - I didn't see where I could do this :(

    May 1, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Carla,

      May 1, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Carla, (hit the wrong key) you just RSVP "yes" and it will place you on the wait list.

      May 1, 2013

  • Doug O.

    I've got a Subaru Outback. It's AWD and high clearance.

    April 19, 2013

  • Bob H

    Have to bow out due to a conflict.

    April 19, 2013

  • Jerry W. K.

    I have a Scion xB but it's very low to the ground.

    April 19, 2013

    • Wanda

      Having driven the road last week you need a high clearance vehicle once you turn onto the BLM road. It was quite the challenge.

      April 19, 2013

  • Liz B

    Oops I signed up for it on both sites

    April 13, 2013

  • Anne H.

    Forgot to mention I drive a small SUV (RAV4)

    April 13, 2013

  • Raylene

    Just realized it was with my hiking group an invite came through - I've confirmed through them and "unlisted" here. thanks!

    April 11, 2013

  • Raylene

    Question - I received another post for this outing - is there still room to join the trip?

    April 11, 2013

  • Raylene

    Add me to the waitlist!! Thanks

    April 10, 2013

  • Lew

    Will be back in Minnesota doing a shoot for the State and a performance car company that weekend. Have fun!

    April 10, 2013

  • Ron

    Look forward to it! These fill up fast.

    April 10, 2013

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