What we're about

Greetings!
On behalf of all the organizers of the Santa Fe Hiking Meetup group – welcome! We have a fantastic bunch of people, you’ll find everyone friendly and fun to hike with, and we think you will really enjoy the hikes. Meet other local hiking enthusiasts and those who are dedicated to hiking excursions near and far!

Browse around on our site in the Pages (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-399/pages/General_Information/?name=General_Information) section and take a look at our information about hiking preparation, etiquette, safety, and gear – good preparation for hiking with our group.

Everyone's pace is different and we want everyone to have fun. Should you find yourself on a hike that is too fast or too slow for you, your fun-factor is diminished. When using terms like “moderate” and “strenuous” each person interprets these terms differently. We want you to know what to expect from a hike and have the most amount of fun, so we have established a method to get everyone using the same guidelines. Read our Hike Ratings (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-399/pages/Hike%20Effort%20and%20Pace%20Description/?name=Hike+Effort+and+Pace+Description) for more information.

If you would like to donate to our group Paypal dave@nets.com. Thanks!

We look forward to hiking with you.
Happy Hiking!
The Santa Fe Hiking Meetup organizers

Upcoming events (5)

Hike CANCELLED - Due to Governor's announcement of shelter at home

De Vargas Mall Southwest Corner

Please note start time is 9:00. For any newcomers, please know that traction devices (spikes) are required for safe hiking on most all trails we hike during the winter, when we have snow. The Burro hike is a moderate pace on established trails, 3 hours, moderate -- in our group, means you can hike up and down Atalaya in 3 hours or so, 4 miles, 1800' elevation gain more or less. If you have not hiked with us before, please do test yourself on Atalaya to insure you are a good fit for our hikes. Also, PLEASE be considerate of our wait list, if you have signed up for a hike and find you cannot attend, PLEASE sign off as soon as you can, we have had many occasions now of new people no showing for hikes, and then those on the wait list don't get to hike with us. Directions to the meeting place: We meet BEHIND Market Street supermarket. All riders, please offer your driver $2 to cover gas expenses. Thank you! You can text Ronnie at[masked] if you need to.

Happy Hikers Sunday *COVID-19 Safety: Cancelled until further notice

De Vargas Mall Southwest Corner

Update: Dave Gold has asked Laura & Mark to substitute while he is on sabbatical. Joe Liftik will fill in as needed. This event is cancelled for COVID-19 safety precautions *Hike destination & trailhead is decided & finalized in Meetup parking lot Our events often involve off-trail hiking, sometimes with steep climbing & descent. Please bring hiking poles & come weather-prepared with layered clothing from thin-to-thick. Throughout the winter we will be snowshoeing, (sometimes into early April). We have 1 Mens and 1 Womens snowshoes to loan. *Beginning mid-March we will likely be Hiking (vs snowshoeing) Description: Up to 3 Hours hiking time, return time NOT guaranteed. We usually try to get back by 2. Depending on route, return time may vary greatly, so, plan accordingly. Hiking Time: 2-4 hours Elevations: 9,800'- 12,400' Minimum Gain: ~1500' R/T Distance: 2-5 miles R/T Driving Distance: <10 miles R/T Driving Time: 30 minutes Pace Rating: Moderate/Strenuous ='s Up & down Atalaya within 2.5 hrs It is expected that riders will reimburse the driver of the carpool for gas. All vehicles carpooling to trailhead MUST follow BEHIND Leader's car Directions/Meetup Location: DeVargas Mall rear parking lot behind Market Street aka 'Albertson's' If lost or running late: Please text or call us, so we don't wait unnecessarily. Laura[masked] / Mark[masked] *NOTE: If you sign up, but then can't make it PLEASE cancel your reservation on Meetup site ASAP, vs No-Showing.

Happy Hikers Wednesday *Cancelled for COVID-19 Safety until further notice

De Vargas Mall Southwest Corner

Update: Dave Gold asked Laura & Mark to substitute while he is on sabbatical. Joe Liftik will fill-in as event host as needed. ***COVID-19: Cancelled until further notice for safety *Hike Location & Trailhead is decided in parking lot before departure. Our events often involve off-trail hiking, sometimes with steep climbing & descending. Please bring hiking poles & come weather-prepared with layered clothing from thin-to-thick. *Beginning mid-March, we will likely Hiking (vs snowshoeing), but please check updated messages in conversation section. Pace: Moderate -- in our group that means up and down Atalaya in 2 1/2 hours or less, 4 miles, 1800' elevation gain. If you are a new member and are not positive you can go at this pace, please call Laura or Mark in advance. We will meet at 9:00 AM, hike for approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours, and try to be back at the cars around 12:30-1pm. Directions Meet behind DeVargas Mall behind the old Albertson's, now called Market Street. If lost or running late; Laura's Cell:[masked] / Mark's Cell:[masked]. *NOTE: If you sign up, but can't make it PLEASE cancel your reservation on Meetup site ASAP, vs No-Showing. Please text or call us, so we don't wait unnecessarily. Thanks! It is expected that riders will reimburse the driver of the carpool for gas.

Hike CANCELLED - Due to Governor's announcement of shelter at home

De Vargas Mall Southwest Corner

PLEASE NOTE START TIME is 9:00 AM. For any newcomers, please know that traction devices (spikes) are required for safe hiking on most all trails in the winter, when we have snow. The hike is on established trails generally 4 to 6 miles, 1200' elevation or less. The pace is moderate, in our group that means hiking up and down Atalaya in 3 hours more or less, (if you have not hiked with us before, please do test yourself on Atalaya to insure you are a good fit for our hikes), it's 4 miles, 1800' elevation gain. Direction to the meetup: We meet BEHIND Market Street supermarket (formerly Albertson's). No Show Policy Our No-show policy is included here (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-399/pages/No_Show_Policy/?name=No_Show_Policy) for your reference. If you are running late, please text or call Ronnie at[masked]. All riders, please offer your driver $2 to cover gas expense. Thank you!

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