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  • New Mexico Wild Applauds Introduction of Bill to Enhance and Protect New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monuments

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             New Mexico Wild Applauds Introduction of Bill to Enhance and Protect New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monuments Contact: Tisha Broska, Deputy Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-321-6131, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Albuquerque, NM, July Read More
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             New Mexico Wild Applauds Introduction of Bill to Enhance and Protect New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monuments Contact: Tisha Broska, Deputy Director, New Mexico Wild, 505-321-6131, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Albuquerque, NM, July 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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