Northern New Mexico Sierra Club Releases Updated Edition Of Popular ‘Day Hike’ Guidebook

The Sierra Club Northern New Mexico Group releases the eighth edition of its best-selling Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area. COurtesy/SCNNM

SIERRA CLUB News:

This week, the Sierra Club Northern New Mexico Group published the eighth edition of its best-selling Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area. 

The eighth edition contains 410 pages; 68 hike descriptions that, counting all the options and variations provided, cover more than 125 individual day hikes, 71 maps and 95 photographs; most of which are new to this edition.

“Generations of hikers in northern New Mexico have relied on our guidebook, so we didn’t want to let them down with this eighth edition,” said Day Hikes project coordinator and outings leader Aku. 

All of the writing, editing, field work, cartography, photography, graphic art, design and production for this book were done by Sierra Club volunteers. The first edition of Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area was published in 1981. Sales proved so strong that, after less than a year, the Northern Group did a second printing.

Its ongoing popularity with hikers of northern New Mexico has sustained a run of seven editions. The eighth edition is gratefully dedicated to Norma McCallan and Norbert Sperling — “two who made possible editions 1 through 7.”

Sales of Day Hikes support the Northern New Mexico Group of the Sierra Club and its grassroots efforts to protect the water, climate, wild lands and creatures in and around Santa Fe and New Mexico.

Events at book stores where Day Hikes is sold exclusively, to celebrate the release of this popular guidebook:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9: at REI, 500 Market St, Suite 100, Santa Fe;
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9: at REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE, Albuquerque;
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9: at Collected Works, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe; and
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10: at REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE, Albuquerque.

The Northern New Mexico Group is part of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, which represents more than 7,000 members in New Mexico and West Texas whose mission it is to enjoy, explore and protect the planet.

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