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Timed After Work Workout Hike - Pino Trail

Pino Trail/Elena Gallegos Picnic area

Departure Time: 5:00pm (please be prompt because we will leave by 5:05pm) Who Should Attend: All hiking fitness levels welcomed. Hike Description: We will leave from the Pino parking lot trailhead with the goal of hiking 2.75 miles to The Dead Valley of the Trees Lookout Point. The turn around time will be determined at the start of the hike, which is about 55 minutes from the time we begin. Everyone hikes at their own pace. Elevation gain? As far as you can go within the time allowed. (Note: If you make it from the parking lot to The Dead Valley of the Trees Lookout Point, it is 2.75 miles with 1,100ft of elevation gain). Although this is a popular trail, please be know that if you don't like hiking by yourself at times, then you might not like this hike because everyone is hiking at different paces. Parking Fee: $1.00 Cash. You must pay the station attendant whether or not he/she is present. Note: A Sandia Mountain Parking Pass, nor a National Park Pass is valid in Elena Gallegos Park. COVID-19 Notice: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked]. Everyone must maintain physical distancing on the trails with at least 6 feet distance from each other. Hike Limit is five (5) because of NM state law (re: virus). Required: • WATER, at least 24 oz. Dogs: Allowed. Weather Notice: If inclement weather looks imminent, please check this site 45 minutes prior to start time.

Embudo trail head...

Embudo Trailhead

NOTE: The governor expects us to wear a mask. I will wear a mask. THE HIKE: This hike is a physical workout! Its pace is 16-18 minutes per mile. You will know in the first 15 minutes if you are in over your head. The route is up and down an obscure loop of existing trails on the western slope of the Sandias. If you choose to turn back, you will be able to see the parking lot from some of the trail we hike during the first -12-15 minutes or so. NO-SHOWS NOT TOLERATED: If you sign up, I expect you to attend. With a limit of 5 hikers, no-shows will not be tolerated. If you sign up and then no-show, you will have denied a spot on this hike for someone who would have joined us. If you decide to not attend, then I expect you to change your RSVP. If you sign up and then no-show and then sign up for one of my hikes at a later date, I will move you to the wait list. WHERE: Park in the paved lot at far east end of Indian School Road in the Sandia foothills. If you arrive earlier than 7 a.m., the gate likely will be closed. A city employee opens it at about 7. Proceed through the gate, then up and around on the narrow blacktop road to the parking lot. COVID-19: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms, and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, the ABQ Hiking and Outdoor Meetup group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste, or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline,[masked]. DISTANCE: About 4 miles. PACE: Brisk, with only brief pauses. WATER: Please carry some. DISCLAIMER: Hiking has inherent dangers that could lead to injury or death. Your hike leader is not a guide, just someone who likes company while hiking and is not responsible for your safety or lack of it. If you choose to join me, you agree to do so at your own risk. If you decide to leave the group, to turn around, to take a different route to any location, you are on your own. You cannot count on me or anyone else on the hike to be responsible for you, and your welfare is solely your responsibility. ALSO: I continue to collect dollars and cents to pay the annual Meetup fee. It's about $200 per year. Other hike organizers also are collecting. You are welcome to join this hike, even if you do not chip in.......Jim

Tres Pistolas (Three Gun Spring) Trail Timed Hike

Meet at Smiths Grocery Store

By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked]. Description: (EARLIER start time: 6:30 am. We'll miss the sun, heat, etc.) We'll meet at Smith's at Central & Tramway and drive separately to the Monticello subdivision trail head. This is an early morning cardio workout, we're allowing 1 hour (or close to it) to get to the top, then we turn around and head back. We use the post marking the intersection with the Embudo trail as our turnaround point. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash, well behaved and under control at all times. Also we expect the owner to clean up after their dog according to trail regulations. Length: 4.8 miles round trip Elevation: 6,[masked] ft. Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. Everyone hikes at their own speed, so difficulty is what you make it. NOTE: Please be on time, we leave Smith's promptly at 6:30

East Mountain - Timed After Work: John A. Milne & Gutierrez Canyon Open Space

John A. Milne & Gutierrez Canyon Open Space

Departure Time: 5:00pm (please be prompt because we will leave by 5:05pm) Who Should Attend: Hikers that can complete 6 miles within about 2 hours and 600ft. of elevation gain. Hike Description: Unlike other timed hikes, we will hike as a group on this one, so please know your physical capability of being able to hike 6 miles within about 2 hours. This hike is a loop, not out and back. Everyone must maintain physical distancing on the trails with at least 6 feet distance from each other. After Hike Outdoor Dinner Option: Ale Republic Brewery, outdoor picnic tables for dining; just in case, bring a jacket because sometimes the temperature drops. COVID-19 Notice: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked]. Required: • WATER, 24 oz. Dogs: Dog park friendly dogs allowed and must be leashed the entire time because it designated as Open Space. Weather Notice: If inclement weather looks imminent, please check this site 45 minutes prior to start time.

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