Santa Fe Outing

Join us for a morning work event, cleaning up some overgrown brush along the old Chile Line RR bed at the foot of Buckman Road. We will meet Sunday morning, May 24, in the parking lot by the mailboxes, 1/4 mile in from Hiway 599 on La Tierra Road, to carpool down to the end of the sometimes rough Buckman Road. Alan Hamilton, Rio Grande Returns, will lead our group, and share with us some of the restoration efforts that have been recently made in this scenic area next to the Rio Grande River.

Zero Waste beer-and-wine social

Beer ‘n’ Wine social Friday, April 24, with snacks, item swap (bring donation items in good condition), games and prizes. Adam Schlachter, new recycling/outreach coordinator at the Santa Fe Solid Waste Agency, will be the speaker. Come have fun with us!
The Commons, 2300 W. Alameda, Santa Fe, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24.
2300 W Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Please RSVP Sharon Guerrero at

July-August-Sept 2015 outings/hikes


Friday, July 3- Sun July 5 Pecos Backpacking Trip. Loop hike from Iron Gate, up the Rio Valdez to Bear Lake and Pecos Falls, and then back along the Rio Valdez and Hamilton Mesa. Day 1: Backpack from Iron Gate to Mora Flats and up the Rio Valdez (8 mi) Day 2: Day hike, with some off-trail, to Bear Lake and Pecos Falls. Then back to camp on Rio Valdez (8.25 mi) Day 3: Backpack along top of Hamilton Mesa (8 mi) back to Iron Gate. We’ll cover about 25 miles in 3 days. Part of the route is off-trail and exploratory. Aku, 505-577-2594.

Northern New Mexico Group news

New edition of “Day Hikes’ coming — volunteers needed!

We are commencing work on the 8th edition of our best-selling hiking guide, first published in 1981! It is a serious undertaking to produce a new edition since we are all volunteers, but a very rewarding task! Our small editorial committee could use more help in the following areas:

Chaco Coalition challenges BLM

By Teresa Seamster
March 11, 2015, was 108 years to the day that President Theodore Roosevelt declared Chaco Canyon to be a historical monument in 1907. The threat to Chaco in that time was the looting of archaeological treasures and sacred artifacts. Today, it is ramped up oil and gas development, especially fracking and contaminated water supply.

Heinrich Makes Speech In Opposition To Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Watch his speech here.

NM at Center of Obama's Climate-Change Proposal

oil driller with off-gas

New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions.

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