Autumn Equinox Labyrinth Celebration Hike and Potluck

  • September 22, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Description: Autumn Equinox Labyrinth Celebration Hike and Potluck

Hiking Time: About 4-6 hours (depending on the hike)
Elevations: 7,000'-9,500' (depending on the hike)
Minimum Gain: ~[masked] (depending on the hike)
R/T Distance: 4-6 miles
Rating: Moderate or Moderate/Strenuous or Strenuous
Pace: Moderate or Moderate/Strenuous (means you can go up and down Atalaya in about 2 1/4-2-1/2 hours or less)
R/T Driving Distance: <30 miles
R/T Driving Time: <1 hours

Details:

We'll do a Celebration at The Labyrinth along the Tesuque River. 

Schedule

• 8:30 Assemble at Five Star: We will organize carpooling based on estimated pace

• 9:00 Walking: We will all go in from the Chamisa Trail. We'll break into a few groups based on people's natural pace. I believe the last person will arrive about a 1/2 hour after the first. 

• 10:30-11:00 As people arrive we will do any Labyrinth repair work or weeding that is needed.  If you bring small gardening tools, that would be useful. A few of the faster people could help improve the river crossings. Possible music.

• 11:00-11:10 Brief talk to honor initiators of the Labyrinth followed by a brief Labyrinth ReEnergizing Ceremony

• 11:10-12:15 Potluck, walking the labyrinth

• 12:30-2:00/2:30 Walk out and drive back.

Note that these times are approximate.

I am assuming everyone who is signed up can do this hike, with relative ease. If you are not a hiker, and this is your first hike please call me first.

Things to bring: 

Potluck: Dave will bring the plates, cups, and eating utensils. 

We need hikers to bring any food and dish they wish... The potlucks have always been amazing in the past, and surely this time will be no different. We need tarps and/or table cloths for the food display. Please let the group know what you will bring. Post on this site.

-BE PREPARED at this time of year any weather is possible! Especially clouds and rain.
- snacks/food
- warm layers
- RAIN GEAR! suntan lotion etc.
- sturdy hiking boots
- decent pack

Meetup Points:

We will meet outside of Five Star Burgers across from Albertson's at DeVargas Mall and try to be back before 2:30. If you're running late or have have question please call Dave at[masked]  

If you have Potluck Questions/concerns contact Kay[masked] or email [masked].

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  • Z

    What a great turn out. Sorry I wasnt able to make it but super glad to see all that attended!! Bet the water crossings were quite high!

    September 23, 2013

  • Ronnie C.

    A wonderful anniversary commemorative of the building and dedicating of this labyrinth. Special thanks to Z and V for its inception, to Lisa for that impactful bagpipe fade-out, to all those helping hands over water crossings, to the pot-luck chefs who graced our spread, to Dave for his fierce and sustaining commitment to this Meet Up!

    September 23, 2013

  • lyn

    BTW. THANKS to the awesome Lisa for the Bagpipes

    September 23, 2013

  • Joe L.

    bagpipes, stream crossing adventure, fabulous spread, great companions, spiritual labyrinth moments, what else can one want? thanks Dave

    September 23, 2013

  • Donna K.

    What an incredible day! I am loving Santa Fe...such gorgeous weather, great people, friendly butterfly, heart shaped cactus, music for our labyrinth walk and an amazing display of food. What a great way to celebrate the Autumn Equinox. Topped off with a wonderful stormy night! Wow!!! Thank you.

    September 23, 2013

  • Daria

    The most wonderful hike into the moisturized forest! Loved the potluck!

    September 23, 2013

  • lyn

    another great adventure with the bionic dave, fabulous day, the night storm too

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So that butterfly was a california sister, I was mistaken, but in the brushfoot family...same as monarch.

    September 22, 2013

  • Rene

    It was awesome!

    September 22, 2013

  • Kay

    We will be thinking of Z & V tomorrow...the originators and artists of the labyrinth! Through all of their efforts and work , we have the labyrinth to enjoy! Thank you...

    September 21, 2013

  • lyn

    Bananas fried in Honey with whipped cream

    September 21, 2013

    • Kay

      Mmmmmm....

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am bringing store bought macaroones. I can't cook or do anything with food except eat it and buy it. Hope that works for everyone.

    September 21, 2013

    • Kay

      super...thxs!

      September 21, 2013

  • Rene

    Sushi!!!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Jean

    I'll bring a quinoa salad.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • lyn

    thanks dave and we really appreciate you holdin the mothership together.....

    September 21, 2013

  • Dave G.

    Hi Folks. I put up an approximate schedule to give you a sense of what I have in mind. I think this will be really fun, and I'm glad you're all going.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Daria

    I'll bring Russian beat/sour-craft salad for everybody to taste, and ice water.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • The D.

    Joe you read my mind. Found this online and look great! I will bring the Pita bread

    Serves 4:

    1 cup of Powdered Hummus

    2 medium size zip locks of fresh veggies (baby carrots, cut celery, cut bell peppers, radishes, or olives)

    1-2 packages of Pita Bread (about 2-3 pita’s per person)

    Optional cooked sausage (for meat lovers, can heat on a stick next to a camp fire)

    At home:

    Pre-wash, dry, and pre-cut the veggies. Measure and pack the hummus (adjust portion for party size) in its own zip lock (large enough to add water to later) and write down how much water to add on the zip lock.

    On the trail:

    Follow instructions for dehydrated humus. Add the correct amount of cold PURIFIED water to the zip lock, close, and mix well. Let sit for 5-10 minutes and it’s ready to eat with pita and veggies.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Appetizers, hummus, tabouli, pita

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Kay

    Hey, everyone! When you decide what to bring to the Autumn Equinox Potluck, please post it here on the hike site so others can see it. Also, we will need another tarp or cloth for the food items. Hikers will bring their own water, but juice(s) could be another item to bring to the potluck to make it complete.
    Thanks everyone..it will be fun and the weather looks good! See you tomorrow, Kay

    PS - Ellen and Lisa -The chocolate chip cookies and the fresh bread and butter sound yummy...if you have questions or concerns contact me.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why can't I "Don't Worry, Be Happy"? I've got too much going on. I'm going to miss out on this special event.

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring chocolate chip cookies

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll have to think on what to bring. Maybe I'll prepare the coral mushroom we picked last week...

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am the only wimp attending. I may have to cancel out. Leaving on a trip 2 days later. But, I want to go. I was ten minutes away from the Big Lab. with the Light-Hiking Group in August. We know that it is magical.

    1 · September 13, 2013

    • Dave G.

      Please stay on the list if you wish to go. That will help me determine how to organize things.

      September 13, 2013

    • Daria

      Won't know until Sunday. I am on call...

      September 16, 2013

  • Emmy K.

    Won't know till later in the week if I can go. Sounds like a fun day. I don't know the labyrinth.

    September 16, 2013

  • Lisa L.

    Depends on which hike I take - but I'm thinking a nice loaf of bread and butter. And pipes.

    September 16, 2013

  • Kay

    I'll bring a table cloth for food items and a large salad.

    September 16, 2013

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