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Saturday, June 8. Moderate/strenuous hike at high altitude in the Pecos region to view wildflowers on the mesa. The hike will pass through pine and aspen forest. Meet at 6:45 a.m. at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center located at 7521 Carmel Ave. NE in Albuquerque to leave promptly at 7:00 a.m. Drive time to the trailhead at Iron Gate Campground will be 2 1/2 hours. There will be four miles of dirt road to the campground. High clearance vehicles are recommended although not a necessity. The in and out hike will be 5.7 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of 737 feet, and a total uphill of 1070 feet. The minimum elevation will be 9,370. The grade will be 6% at times. There will be a great views of the peaks of the Pecos Wilderness from the mesa where we will eat lunch. A raincoat or poncho are required in case there is an afternoon storm. The hike leader will cancel the hike if a thunderstorm is forecast and/or the four mile road to the trailhead will be impassable due to prior rains. Hikers from Santa Fe can meet the group at the trailhead before or at 9:30 a.m. Contact the hike leader telephonically or by text no later than June 5th to RSVP. Seniors, please bring your National Park passes. Please no dogs or children. Diane,[masked]
Though he calls himself “just another photographer,” Patrick O’Brien is anything but. A former wildlife biologist, he has many years of experience shooting photographs in different media. Digital photography expanded his subject matter significantly. His photos have been published in a variety of books, magazines, and scientific publications. Please join us for an opening reception of his work on Saturday, June 8, 2-4 pm at the Sierra Club office. Call Heather Kline with questions:[masked]. The work will hang through July.