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  • 133 Conservation Groups Tell Congress: Keep Bikes Out of Wilderness

    133 Conservation Groups Tell Congress: Keep Bikes Out of Wilderness U.S. House Hearing on GOP Bill Opening All Wilderness Areas to Bikes and Other Wheeled Contraptions is Thursday, December 7th CONTACT: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-239-0906 Albuquerque, Read More
  • New Mexicans Declare an Attack on One National Monument is an Attack on All

    For Immediate Release December 5, 2017 Contact: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-239-0906 Michael Casaus, State Director, Wilderness Society, 505-417-5288 Stewart Wild, Wild Earth Llama Adventures, 575-779-2408 New Mexicans Declare an Attack on One National Monument an Attack Read More
  • Fate of NM National Monuments Now in Hands of President Trump

    For immediate release                                                                        December 5, 2017 Contacts: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 505-239-0906 National Monument Review Report Released; Fate of New Mexico National Monuments Now in Hands of President Trump Actions on Utah’s Monuments Largest Read More
  • Celebrating Expanded Access to Sabinoso Wilderness Area

    New Mexico Wild Celebrates Expanded Access to Sabinoso Wilderness Area   Contact: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-239-0906 Albuquerque, New Mexico (November 9, 2017) -- The Department of Interior announced today the addition of approximately 3,600 acres to the Read More
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    Military training proposal would put important Gila cultural and ecological resources at risk and threaten local economies Contacts: Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (505) 239-0906 Allyson Siwik, Executive Director, Gila Conservation Coalition, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (575) 590-7619 Chris Read More
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Nambe Lake Hike & Light Trail Stewardship

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Date
2017-08-05 08:30 AM

Enjoy a beautiful summer hike in the Pecos and lend your support to wilderness stewardship at the same time. Bernard Tibbetts, Santa Fe Community Organizer for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, will lead a hike to Nambe lake from the Ski Santa Fe parking lot.

 

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"The Nambe Lake Trail leaves the Winsor Trail about two miles from the Pecos Wilderness boundary.  The trail climbs steeply up the canyon, following a major fork of the Rio Nambe.  There are numerous trails and paths in the area, and often there are parrallel trails on both sides of the stream.  This can make it difficult for the hiker who wonders which is the correct trail;  since the stream flows from Nambe Lake, as long as you are hiking up river you are headed in the right direction.  Continue up the steep and braided path and eventually, after a couple of boggy meadows you will reach the shallow lake sitting in a high alpine cirque below Lake Peak and Deception Peak.  There is a large rock scree slope just above the lake, and if it has been a wet winter you may see the actual source of the Rio Nambe flowing out of the scree and into the lake."

Hiking Distance: About 6.6 miles
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Elevations: 10,500'-11,800'
Gain: 1300+ ft.
Rating: Moderate to strenuous  
Driving Time: About 35 minutes each way

Note: The Nambe Lake is only one mile from the Winsor Trail junction, but is rather steep. You must be able to endure steep terrain for one mile.

So, what about the trail stewardship part you ask? Well, I am working on a service project for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, funded in part by a generous grant from REI. The purpose of the service project is to replace downed signs, install a bench and perform trail clearing along the La Vega Loop trails, including the Winsor Trail.

On the way to Nambe Lake, we will:

• Assess and discuss the placement of a bench and possible kiosk along the Winsor trail below the Wilderness Boundary.

• Inspect and discuss the signage at the Wilderness boundary.

• Inspect and measure the downed trail signs at the Winsor Trail + Nambe Lake junction.

• Inspect and measure the downed railing at the Winsor Trail + Nambe Lake trail junction stream crossing.

 
 

All Dates

  • 2017-08-05 08:30 AM

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