If you haven't joined us before this is the perfect hike to begin your liturgical hiking career.
On Sunday July 6th we will hike the Norski Trail, which is 14 miles up Hyde Park Road (Hwy. 475) just before you reach the Santa Fe Ski Basin parking lot.
Norski Trail is truly an easy hike with very gentle hills and is relatively short too, only about two miles. The trail itself is very "soft" and easy to walk on and goes through beautiful Aspen and Fir stands with lovely wildflowers all around. Because this trail is shorter and easier (and we are leaving earlier, see below) I would think you can be finished by noon if you wish.
We will meet in the St. Bede's parking lot at 8:30am (note the earlier time) and leave there at 8:45am.
Here is a link to the Forest Service web page about the trail -
Blessings and I look forward to seeing you on the 6th,
P.S. Please be sure to bring your own water and a snack or lunch. Also, I'm not sure this is the best hike for some of our more energetic canine friends and ask that if you bring your dog you be prepared to keep him/her on a leash and/or well controlled.
A hardy baker's dozen of us hiked the Chamisa Trail on Sunday, June 1st. It was a little warm but we had a great time anyway. There were a few cool mountain breezes and shade and beautiful butterflies and flowers. We ate our lunches and had Eucharist in the shade of a great pine tree in the meadow by Tesuque Creek.
The only real "problem" was that I inadvertently left my camera in the back of a pickup truck at the trail head and didn't realize it until it was much too late to go back for it. So no photos from this liturgical hiking adventure - I hope I never do that again! The beautiful blooming cactus above is in my "yard" and will have to suffice for this month.
We will meet again on Sunday July 6th so stay tuned for details. I'll post where we'll be hiking by June 22nd so you'll have plenty of time to check it out.We will probably leave a little earlier in the morning in order to beat the heat. We may also go up a bit in elevation for the same reason so be sure that you are up for that (no pun intended).
Please feel free to e-mail me about your favorite hikes if you wish and be sure to include links to any online information about your hike.
P.S. The camera was right where I left it. ☺
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