Hike the Caja del Rio Trail Saturday, Sept. 17 with Evan Rose. Courtesy photo
The community is invited to join Evan Rose Saturday, Sept. 17 as he leads a beautiful hike on the Caja del Rio Ttrail.
The 8 to 10 mile trek through Santa Fe National Forest offers spectacular views of the Rio Grande, a vast array of wildflowers, and some much-needed fresh air. This outing, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is one of many events to help people get outside and enjoy nature.
This hike is intended as an introduction to the Caja del Rio region. Participants will descend from Frijoles Overlook to the Rio Grande, providing a unique opportunity to access New Mexico’s greatest river from the east. Because the terrain will be steep and rocky, it is important to come prepared. Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring a backpack containing three liters of water, food for the day, rain gear, a fleece layer, sunscreen and a hat.
The group will meet at 8 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center before carpooling to the trailhead. Expect to spend the whole day on this trip. The outing is limited to 12 participants, so register now to reserve a spot. Admission costs $8/member and $10/non-member.
Rose worked on laser and radiography projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory after receiving his Ph.D. in physics. Upon retiring, he began to focus on outdoor activities such as backpacking, canyoneering, climbing and skiing. He is now the president of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, a club that promotes outdoor adventure.