• Copper Avenue-plus

    Copper Avenue, east end, where it dead-ends

    WHAT: A 70-minute hike at a pace that requires some fitness and stamina. If you are not able to keep up, you can easily turn back or follow other trails to your car. WHERE: Trail head is at the east end of Copper Avenue, in the Sandia foothills. To get there, drive to the intersection of Tramway and Copper NE; turn east onto Copper; drive to the end of the road; park along the curb. The attached map is NOT CORRECT. DISTANCE: 4.1 miles. HOW LONG: 70 minutes. WATER: Please carry some. DOGS: OK, if you leash it and carry its poops to the trash can. 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 it is solely your responsibility to return to your vehicle. NOTE: I am continuing 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.......

  • Trivia @ Canteen Taproom

    Canteen Taproom

    Join this two-meetup cross-post for eats, beverages, and social mind-sharpening fun at Trivia night! Bring your inner nerd, random knowledge, and sidekicks too!-D $1 when possible towards tipping for team appetizers and the trivia facilitator. We can usually order team appetizers with our semi-regular winnings. To find us: look for an ORANGE cone(s) at, on, or under our table(s)!-p READ THIS: please play well with others, drive safely, and enjoy your beverages responsibly. We're doing this for some good clean fun. I will remove anyone's RSVP with a known history of playing poorly with others or generally being a downer to fun vibes and good times! NOTE: On the Monday nights I lead hikes, Dan (from our sister meetup) hosts this event. Please thank him for helping us keep this trivia night a regular weekly event during our hiking season!

  • INTRO Loop hike or run & Sunset on U-mound + eats @ Tractor

    15000 Copper Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87123 [Parking lot]

    Join us and start the week with a refreshing loop workout hike and sunset in the foothills, followed by eats at the Tractor Brewing @ Tramway/Central. The goal for this hike is some good ol' fresh air, scenery, and exercise. The basic loop is simple and this is a good opportunity to unwind or workout as you choose. We'll start together and you're welcome to jog, run, meander or hike at your own pace. Keep in mind we'll head over to Tractor at the conclusion and won't linger to collect everyone first. Navigation for post-hike eats: Tractor Brewing Company Four Hills 13170 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123 (505)[masked]https://maps.app.goo.gl/CMZ9F READ THIS: please play well with others, drive safely, and enjoy your beverages responsibly. We're doing this for some good clean fun. I will remove anyone's RSVP with a known history of playing poorly with others or generally being a downer to fun vibes and good times!

  • Tres Pistolas (Three Gun Spring) Trail Timed Hike

    Meet at Smiths Grocery Store

    Description: (NEW earlier start time: 7:00 am; sun is getting hot) We'll meet at Smith's at Central & Tramway and carpool 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 7:00

  • Deer/Tapeats Creek-1 Week Grand Canyon Backpack-Difficult/Challenging/Strenuous

    Join me on an 8 day adventure to one of the most spectacular areas in the Grand Canyon. It will be very hot this time of the year but if you like to play in water this is the backpacking trip for you! The day-hikes from the base-camps are amazing but challenging and dangerous. Water music and waterfalls abound, with places where the water is pristine and pure enough to drink unfiltered. There's even a deep cave with a river and lake to explore inside of it. Although the mileage on the hikes are short the way is often challenging. A slip or fall in places could be fatal. Your packs will be weighed down with 8 days of food and water for the first day and night but the length you will need to carry your pack, when it weighs the most, is only 6 miles. You will also be hiking up a creek that often runs high and fast this time of the year. Despite that, the scenery in places is mind blowing. There will be plenty of opportunities to chill-out, if day hikes from base camp aren't your thing. However, I'd prefer someone to accompany me on my favorite hikes which are a little dicey. Trip Dates: May 28 (hike in)-June 4 (hike out) It's a good idea to come up a day or two before the trip to cache water on the Esplanade so your pack won't weigh so much on the way down and out. Deadline to RSVP-April 30 : There is a $8.00 per/night permit fee per camper so I will need to collect $56.00 from you before I apply for a larger permit on the 1st of May. The fee is non-refundable once the permit is issued. Directions to campsite: Will send directions near the time of the trip. Trip Rating: Difficult and challenging while backpacking. Day hikes are difficult to easy. Trail stats and itinerary: (Day 1) At 4-5 p.m the trip begins with 6 tough miles from Monument Point to the edge of the Esplanade overlooking Surprise Valley with about 2,000 feet of elevation loss. No water unless there is recent rain. (Day 2) 6 mile 2,000+ foot descent to the Upper Deer Creek Camp Site. Hike to the river or hang out and relax. 5:30 a.m. start (Day 3) Hike to the river and big waterfall or up canyon. Of course, you can just hang out and relax: what you do on this day is up to you. (Day 4) 6:30 a.m. start. Hike up to Surprise Valley and traverse the plateau to our descent along Thunder River. There are multiple creek crossings on our way upstream to the at-large campsites in the Tapeats Amphitheater. 9-10 miles with 1,500+ feet of gain and 1,500 feet of loss with the possibility of difficult creek crossings and hiking. (Day 5) Optional day hike. 6-7 challenging miles (round trip) to the headwaters of Tapeats Creek, one of the most sublime paces in the Grand Canyon. Hundreds of waterfalls and a deep cave to boot. (Day 6) 3 miles downstream to the Upper Tapeats Campsite, one of the best designated sites in the Canyon, with day hike exploration options if you don't want to chill-out near the campsite. Leave around 9 a.m. (Day 7) Optional day hikes, 5-6 miles to explore Thunder River and Falls or the Colorado River. The hike, scramble, and bouldering route up Thunder River, is one of the finest and most exciting hikes in the Grand Canyon and is my all-time favorite hike. It is challenging and dangerous. The half mile long route takes at least 3 hours. If you join me on this, the scenery will blow you away. However, what you do on this day is up to you. There are safer hiking and chillin' options. (Day 8, 2 a.m.) Hike out in the wee hours of the morning to avoid the summer heat and enjoy the stars and sounds of night. 9 miles with 5,000 feet of elevation gain Elevation Gain: Up to 5,000 feet Elevation Range: 7,050 (North Rim Trailhead) and 2,000 feet (Colorado River) Expected temperatures:[masked]’s high and 60-80's low. The canyons receive a lot of shade and the area along the creeks is often 10-20 degrees cooler than the harsh desert just 10-20 yards away. Dogs are not allowed below the rim in the Grand Canyon Dangers and disclaimer: Hike leader is not a professional guide just a hiker like you and am not responsible for any injuries or fatalities. Some of the dangers include, extreme heat, falling on land or in fast moving water, falling ill, wild animals, driving, weather, and flash floods among other things. If you join me understand you are doing so at your own risk. Waiting List: Put yourself on the wait list if you are interested in joining me, are an experienced backpacker, understand the risks, and can take more than a week off from work. I will only add up to 4 people on my permit and will pick and choose people I have hiked with that get along well with others. If you don't know me, attend a hike I lead. If you join me I will send directions and information regarding the trip and safe hiking in the Grand Canyon which is especially important in the summer. You will need some special gear for this trip too. Photos: If you want to see what the area is like click the link from a past trip: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-204/photos/26316412/

  • Evening Cardio Hike - Embudito

    Embudito Trailhead

    We will hike up Embudito trail for 2 miles where we will stop until the 1 hour mark and head back. We will meet anyone maintaining a slower pace on the way down. All paces welcome. Please let me know if you are unfamiliar with the trail. Distance: about 4 miles round trip with 1200 feet of elevation gain • What to bring: Headlamp or Flashlight (Mandatory), Water, Jacket

  • Evening Cardio Hike - Pino

    Pino Trail/Elena Gallegos Picnic area

    We will hike up Pino trail for 2.75 miles where we will stop until the 1 hour mark and head back. We will meet anyone maintaining a slower pace on the way down. All paces welcome. Please let me know if you are unfamiliar with the trail. Distance: about 5.5 miles round trip with 1100 feet of elevation gain • What to bring: Headlamp or Flashlight (Mandatory), Water, Jacket 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.

  • Trivia @ Westside Poki Poki

    (WESTSIDE!) Poki Poki Cevicheria

    Join this two-meetup cross-post for eats, beverages, and social mind-sharpening fun at Trivia night! Bring your inner nerd, random knowledge, and sidekicks too!-D $1 when possible towards tipping for team appetizers and the trivia facilitator. We can usually order team appetizers with our semi-regular winnings. To find us: look for an ORANGE cone(s) at, on, or under our table(s)!-p READ THIS: please play well with others, drive safely, and enjoy your beverages responsibly. We're doing this for some good clean fun. I will remove anyone's RSVP with a known history of playing poorly with others or generally being a downer to fun vibes and good times!

  • South Peak via Whitewash!

    Embudo Trailhead

    If you like the Vertical Forest hike, you will enjoy this one. The level of difficulty is similar. We will hike up Whitewash to where it meets Embudito. We will then head east on Embudito, summit South Peak, and have lunch. After South Peak, we will return to the junction with Whitewash and head south on Three Gun Springs trail. We will return to the starting point via Embudo. Be prepared for a physically challenging hike. Hiking Mileage: ~12 miles Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft. What you should bring: Water. Be prepaired for rain. Hiking poles strongly recommended. Snack/Lunch for South Peak

  • Trivia @ Canteen Taproom

    Canteen Taproom

    Join this two-meetup cross-post for eats, beverages, and social mind-sharpening fun at Trivia night! Bring your inner nerd, random knowledge, and sidekicks too!-D $1 when possible towards tipping for team appetizers and the trivia facilitator. We can usually order team appetizers with our semi-regular winnings. To find us: look for an ORANGE cone(s) at, on, or under our table(s)!-p READ THIS: please play well with others, drive safely, and enjoy your beverages responsibly. We're doing this for some good clean fun. I will remove anyone's RSVP with a known history of playing poorly with others or generally being a downer to fun vibes and good times!