Explore the geology and volcanology of southwestern New Mexico over Veteran’s Day weekend with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Fraser and Cathy Goff.
This exciting three-day tour will take participants from Truth or Consequences to Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings to Glenwood.
The trip begins Saturday, Nov. 9 and ends Monday, Nov. 11 and is perfect for anyone with an interest in geology, archeology or a bit of mining history.
During this trip, participants will compare the young, well preserved Valles Caldera and upper Bandelier Tuff with much larger, highly faulted and eroded calderas and tuffs of Southwestern New Mexico.
The group will meet at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in Truth or Consequences in the Travelodge parking lot a half-mile off Exit 79 on I-25.
Highlights of the tour will include stops at Emory caldera, Chino Pit at Santa Rita, the Gila Cliff Dwellings caldera, Whitewater Canyon and more. The group will return to Los Alamos by about 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. View the full itinerary and sign up here.
Registration is required to participate in this tour and space is limited. Admission is $195 for PEEC members and $240 for non-members. PEEC also can handle hotel accommodations for an additional $240. Visit peecnature.org/events, call the Los Alamos Nature Center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to talk to a staff member to learn more and sign up for this field trip.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.