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We are afoot | A Santa Fe and Albuquerque hiking and outdoor meetup group. 2,000+ members strong and growing.

Explore Santa Fe outdoors with us.

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• Awesome hikes in awesome places
• Smaller group sizes
• A diverse membership
• Online events and outdoor education
• New places and new friends
• A connection to nature only experienced a·foot

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Upcoming events (5)

Penitente | Pecos Wilderness | Millennium Route

Ski Santa Fe, upper parking lot

This hike will start out on the steep slopes of the ski area - basically, straight up to Deception. The return will be gradual. We will hike the ski slopes to the top of Deception Peak and traverse the ridge over to Lake Peak. We will then hike over to Penitente and return via Skyline Trail and Winsor Trail in the Pecos Wilderness. Starting Elevation: 10,250 feet Ending Elevation: 12,409 feet Net Gain: 2,160 feet Distance: 10.8 miles round trip Maps: Sky Terrain Santa Fe, Bandelier & Los Alamos For the hike, please bring: * The "Ten Hiking Essentials" * Rain jacket * Sunglasses and sunscreen * Food and snacks * Extra water

Beginner's Guide to Using CalTopo for Route Planning and Navigating, Part 1

Are you directionally challenged? Have you ever been hiking and asked yourself: "Where the heck am I?" Don't know the difference between a UTM and a lat-long position on your map? Unable to recognize points of reference along the trail? Then it's time to get Oriented! Time to change your attitude about latitude. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator's position compared to known locations or patterns. Navigation, in a broader sense, can refer to any skill or study that involves the determination of position and direction. These skills begin, not on the trail, but at home well before you set foot outside. To up your game, I will introduce you to CalTopo, a comprehensive mapping, trip planning and navigation tool with both desk top and mobile device apps. Use the desktop app for planning and the mobile app for navigating. Using CalTopo desktop app, I will show you how to: -Locate an existing trail / route on the CalTopo map. -Trace an exiting trail / route using the Line Tool. -Analyze data about the trail / route such as mileage and elevation gain. -Add markers and way points to the map. -Better understand surrounding terrain by using map layers. -Save and print a custom map. -Find a position on the map using UTM and lat-long coordinates. Using the CalTopo mobile app, I will show you how to: -Upload your trail / route file to your phone. -Follow your trail / route as you hike. -Set new way points and use them to locate you current position on your printed map.

West + East Circle Trail | Hyde Memorial State Park | Early Group

Black Canyon Campground

We will begin on the the Circle Trail east of the highway and hike for about one mile. Considered an easy trail, it is a pleasant hike above the campground. We will continue on the West Circle Trail for a longer hike west of the highway for 2.2 miles. We will gain 1000’ in the first mile on the steep trail. We will have views of Santa Fe through the ponderosa pines. The entire Circle Trail is a 3-mile loop. Distance: 3 miles Time: 2 - 2.5 hours Rating: Partly easy with one mile of steep trail with 1000' feet of elevation gain. Please review the rules: I will only take 4 people. We will hike at least six feet apart. We will not car pool together. Meet at Black Canyon Campground parking lot just south of Hyde Park at 8:00 AM. BRING A MASK.

West + East Circle Trail | Hyde Memorial State Park | Second Group

Black Canyon Campground

We will begin on the the Circle Trail east of the highway and hike for about one mile. Considered an easy trail, it is a pleasant hike above the campground. We will continue on the West Circle Trail for a longer hike west of the highway for 2.2 miles. We will gain 1000’ in the first mile on the steep trail. We will have views of Santa Fe through the ponderosa pines. The entire Circle Trail is a 3-mile loop. Distance: 3 miles Time: 2 - 2.5 hours Rating: Partly easy with one mile of steep trail with 1000' feet of elevation gain. Please review the rules: I will only take 4 people. We will hike at least six feet apart. We will not car pool together. Meet at Black Canyon Campground parking lot just south of Hyde Park at 8:00 AM. BRING A MASK.

Past events (383)

Borrego | Bear Wallow Trails - Second group

Borrego Trailhead

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