Join PEEC Black Friday to Opt Outside! Evan Rose of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will lead a hike on the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop trails. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC
Here is an opportunity to spend time outside on Black Friday instead of fighting crowds in stores. PEEC is offering a guided hike to help people enjoy the outdoors and spend time in nature.
This outing was inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign. The hike meets at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Space is limited and registration is required.
The location for this hike is the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop. This moderate hike takes about four hours. The route follows the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail past the airport, across N.M. 502 near the Los Alamos Co+Op Market, up to Smith’s, past Ashley Pond, down Bathtub Row and back to the nature center.
The group stops around noon to enjoy lunch at the Co+Op Market. The total length of the hike is about 5.5 miles.
Hikers meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center and start hiking at 10 a.m. … bring water, a lunch (or money for food at the Co+Op), snacks, hat, sunscreen, good hiking shoes or boots, warm clothing and a waterproof shell.
The group returns by about 2 p.m. to the nature center where they may partake in a hot chocolate social.
The outing is limited to 15 participants and registration is required, so sign up today to save your spot! Admission is free for PEEC and Los Alamos Mountaineer members and $5 for non-members.
Los Alamos Mountaineers member Evan Rose will lead this outing. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2012 and now spends much of his time hiking, camping and canyoneering.
Don’t forget that PEEC is also celebrating Small Business Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center! On Saturday, Nov. 30 all merchandise will be 10 percent off for all shoppers and PEEC members will receive 15 percent off in the gift shop this day only! The nature center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
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.