New Mexico Outdoors
Calendar of Events
Sunday September 14 Rio Grande Bike Trail Ride Join NMO for a Sunday morning bike ride along the Rio Grande. Meet no later than 9 AM at the Alameda Open Space parking lot on the southeast side of the bridge at Alameda (just west of Rio Grande Blvd). We'll ride south along the Rio Grande State Park trail for a while, return, and then have lunch at Flying Star. Call T.J. for any questions at 453-2621.
Saturday September 20 Barbecue, Games and Movie Night at Freds Come and hang out and play some Bocce Ball or other games then partake in a fun barbecue potluck then stay for a movie with the group. Bring something to grill or an entrée, salad or dessert to share. Sodas will be provided. Games at 5 pm, Potluck at 6:30 pm and Movie at 8 pm. Call Fred at 822-1093 for any other details. Directions: from Montgomery and Wyoming in the NE Heights proceed north on Wyoming until Spain (just north of Osuna). Make a right turn onto Spain and proceed 1/2 mile east to Moon. Make a left turn onto Moon then an immediate right turn onto Lona Lane. Proceed a block or so east to 9604 Lona Lane (light tan succo house with lava rock front yard; my own personal lava flow!).
Friday-Sunday September 19-21 Backpack Trip in the Pecos, New Mexico Join TJ for another excursion into the wilderness. Destination, route, and entry point yet to be arranged, but most likely we will backpack somewhere in the Pecos Wilderness. The days should be pleasant and the nights brisk. Depending on our elevation, we may even see a few aspen starting to change color. We will try to camp out Friday night at the trailhead so as to get an early start Saturday morning. Contact TJ for more information at 453-2621.
Friday September 26 NMO does the Southwest Gay/Lesbian Film Festival !!! Come join us for dinner at 5 pm in the uptown area followed by one of the gay films being presented at the Winrock heater at 7 pm (Were the World Mine). See link below for the film synopsis. Some of us may stay for the 9:30 pm showing of the following film also being presented at the Winrock Theater (Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!) (see next link for synopsis of that film). See third link for listing of all the films being presented at the festival from Sept. 26 Oct.2). Call Fred at 822-1093 for all the details. http://closetcinema.bside.com/2008/films/weretheworldmine_closetcinema2008 http://closetcinema.bside.com/2008/films/anothergaysequelgaysgonewild_closetcinema2008 http://closetcinema.bside.com/2008/films
Saturday October 4 Pino Trail Clean-up Some us will be joining a local volunteer group to clean-up the Pino Trail of the Sandias. If interested in joining us then call Fred at 822-1093 for all the details.
Tuesday October 7 NMO Fall Potluck Meeting Potluck at 7 pm and Meeting at 8 pm Bring entrée, salad or dessert to share or something to grill. Directions below. If you would like to volunteer to host this meeting then please contact Fred. Call Fred for any other details at 822-1093.
Saturday Oct. 25 Horseback ride in Placitas Come join us for a beginners lesson and ride in the Placitas area. Cost around $40. Call Tom at 797-1403 for all the details and reservations.
Notice: a member of the club is interested if there are any runners out there. If so then reply to this email and I will forward your email to her.
Think Snow!! Ski/snowboard season is right around the corner. The way to get the best deals on lift tickets and lodging is to plan ahead.
Online Backpacker Website
Interested in backpacking? The Gay New Mexico Backpacking online site through Yahoo Groups keeps you connected with other backpacking enthusiasts in the state. Join trips posted by other members, post your own ideas for trips (even last-minute trips), and share stories and pictures from group outings. Check out the group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gaynmbackpacker
Because the website is an age-restricted group, you will need a Yahoo ID in order to visit it. Yahoo accounts are easy and free to obtain, or use your existing Yahoo ID. Also, all members and messages for the website have to be approved. This helps us eliminate SPAM on the website. For more information, you can also call TJ at 453-2621.
Rollerblading or Biking the Rio Grande Trail Come join Ron Pico and roller-blade or biking south from the Alameda parking lot (just west of Rio Grande Blvd) starting at 9:30 am. You may want to call Ron at 771-1037 and be sure he will be there that day.
Tennis Anyone ??? If anyone is interested in playing tennis, preferably at level 3 or better, then call Chris at 238-9364.
Weekday Enthusiates??? I am looking for somebody that is interested in hiking, biking or a good workout in the pool. i am available any day of the week. I have a fairly interesting website. if you can, it would be nice to let people see my website. You are more then welcome to give out my phone number. Thanks again Wayne phone 268-1172 website whiteram.net/wayne
Come join us for a wonderful adventure into the Grand Canyon in November 2008. On Wednesday, November 12, 2008 we car pool to the Grand Canyon and stay at a hotel of one's own choosing. On Thursday we take a mule train to Phantom Ranch which is located at the bottom of the canyon near the confluence of the Bright Angel River and the Colorado River. There our accommodations will be in rustic cabins with beds and linen service. We will eat in the main building. Friday we will spend hiking about in the canyon. Perhaps we will hike the six or so miles to Ribbon Falls or wherever we choose. On Saturday we take the mules back up to the South Rim. The lunches on the way in and out of the canyon and meals at Phantom Ranch are part of the package. We again stay overnight and then come home Sunday.
These mule rides fill up fast so as soon as I have a check from interested parties I will make the reservations. The cost for the mule rides in and out of the canyon and the included nights and meals at Phantom Ranch will cost on the order of $440 per person. The more we get the cheaper will be the price. The hotels in the park cost from $89 to $175 for a room with 2 double beds. November is a good time to see the canyon as it is not hellishly hot. It is always warmer at the bottom than on the rim.
To join us call Tom Seamon at 797-1403 or 620-6260
Notice: if anyone is interested in getting together for GOLF then contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: if you wish to volunteer to lead a last-minute activity (at least 2 days before) feel free to email me with the details. I will send out a special email to the members announcing the activity for you.
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