Mountain Cathedrals is a group for people who would like to encounter God and build community in our sacred outdoor wilderness spaces. As we join together for monthly day hikes on the third Saturday of each month, we will build elements of worship (scripture, prayer, and Holy Communion) into the hiking experience, allowing our ancient Christian traditions and our current hiking and outdoor spaces to work together to point to the presence of God among us.
Mountain Cathedrals is a ministry of St. John's United Methodist Church, and hikes will be led by a United Methodist clergyperson. We are, however, committed to building community and connections across denominational lines, and as such, we are open and sensitive to the faith traditions and backgrounds of all participants.
Mountain Cathedrals is a re-birth of the former Worship in the Wilderness meetup.
St. John's United Methodist Church (meet in east parking lot to carpool to trailhead)
The September Mountain Cathedrals hike will be in San Lorenzo Canyon, in the wilderness west of I-25 partway down to Socorro. The scenery is reminiscent of the Escalante Canyon area in Utah. This is a moderate hike, 4.2 miles round trip in a dry streambed, partially on jeep trail. There is ~100' elevation change but at one point we scramble around a dry waterfall. There are optional side trips to the rim and up side canyons. We'll meet at St. John's at 7:00 to carpool; a second rendezvous point in Los Lunas near I-25 (7:30) will also be available (southeast corner of Home Depot parking lot behind the Starbucks off of Exit 203; look for Kelly Giese there with her blue Mazda CX-5). For information contact Mike Furnish [masked]) or Kelly.