On Sunday August 3rd we'll be hiking the popular Aspen Vista Trail. We will meet in the St. Bede's parking lot at 8:30am and leave there at 8:45am. Please see the p.s. for details with respect to time, etc.
For those of you who are not familiar with this trail it is actually a service road to the radio, etc. towers on Tesuque Peak. In many ways it is ideal for liturgical hiking because two or three can walk abreast. For the first couple of miles it is a "relatively" easy uphill grade.
My hope is to stop for Eucharist at one of the first places with a good view of the valley below. After that those who wish to continue toward the summit may do so while others may wish to saunter a bit further or simply return.
Please be sure to follow this link to the Santa Fe National Forest page which gives greater detail about this trail, http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/sfe/recreation/districts/espanola/trails/tesuquepeak.html
I look forward to seeing you on August 3rd.
P.S. We should be on the trail by 9:30am and I would expect that we will reach the spot for snack/lunch and Eucharist in about an hour or so. I would expect we will be finished with Eucharist by 11:30am or so and then you're on your own to continue or to return. Be sure to bring plenty of water and at least a snack. Also be prepared for the weather which can change quickly at this altitude.
It appears that dogs are quite welcome on this trail.
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