Take A Day Hike With Expert Doug Scott And Discover Hidden Waterfalls

New Mexico waterfall. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Unknown to many is that there are a number of beautiful waterfalls in New Mexico, and Doug Scott is the expert on the topic.

Scott will be offering a tour of waterfalls through PEEC on Saturday, May 16 for a small group limited to 10 people. The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7:30 a.m. and will return around 5 p.m. Scott will introduce tour participants to his secret access passages and vantage points for eight beautiful waterfalls within a two-mile radius in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.

Among the waterfalls the group will discover is Rio Puerco, which cuts a deep, narrow slot canyon through a massive pink granite mastiff as it descends the eastern slopes of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness. Resumadero Falls is a 90-foot waterfall with three separate tiers, while 60-foot Lichen Falls is known as the “Queen” of this land. The group will also visit 50-foot Echo Falls and 30-foot Double Falls in this amazing canyon.

This is a class 3 hike with a few class 4 spots. The group will navigate through and within sheer granite walls but will climb no class 5 sheer walls. No ropes or belaying will be necessary. This is a safe but thrilling adventure, covering as much as six miles with about 900 feet in vertical elevation gain.

Scott has been exploring New Mexico since he was a young child. He started the Taos Mountain Outfitters in 1972 and was a commercial whitewater rafting guide and ski touring guide for many years, besides being a successful artist. Scott loves discovering waterfalls and sharing them with others, and he is the author of four books on the topic.

A donation of $20 or $16 for PEEC members is requested, and advance registration required.

For more information and to register, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

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