For up to date changes to the schedule, please refer to the calendar in the right column. Thanks.
Sunday, September 2nd, Mummy Springs Loop via Deer Creek- This signature trek will take you up through the heart of the Deer Creek area, a special place of deep woods, springs, and remnants of history from the 1920s. Great views of Mummy’s Tummy, surrounding peaks, and jagged rock formations. Rated moderately strenuous given total distance of 5.5 miles, some steep scree in places to negotiate, and the elevation gain of 2,023 FT. We’ll return via the North Loop Trail to complete the loop. TH- Deer Creek pull-off with the vaulted toilets. We’ll depart the Santa Fe by 7:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray
Monday, September 3rd, South Sister O/L Ridge- This is a moderately strenuous trek to a long somewhat barren ridge just below the SS Peak that offers 360 views of the Lower Bristlecone area, ridge area of the Bonanza Trail, McFarland Peak, Macks Peak, and the north Sister area. Total distance of some 6-7 miles and an elevation gain of 1500 FT. TH- Lower Bristlecone Trail parking lot. Depart the Santa Fe by 7:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray
Monday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 8th, Bishop Basecamp Club Trip – Coordinator – Kay Blackwell
Tuesday, September 11, Bonanza Peak (10,397’) - Another primo 10k peak that ABF has yet to visit this summer. Let's give it a whirl. From the Cold Creek trailhead, it’s a 10-mile slog with just under 3k vertical. Throw in some 70-odd switchbacks and it makes for a grueling day. Color it strenuous. Depart the Santa Fe at 7:00 AM. Coordinator - Michael O'Connor
Wednesday, September 12th, Acastus to Stanley B Mine - A moderate hike of 5-6 miles and 700 feet of elevation begins at the Fletcher Canyon parking lot. We walk by the campground and make our way on a trail that parallels the highway. We turn at the Stanley B parking area and hike up to the mine and springs. This is where we take our break. Then it’s back to the cars but we will use a forest road to get back down to the trail that will take us back to our cars. A slow to moderate and steady pace will be our goal. Depart the Santa Fe at 7:00 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez
Sunday, September 30th, Rattlesnake Canyon/Red Rock Canyon- This is a moderately strenuous trek located across the broad Red Rock Canyon Wash at the south side of the Willow Springs Parking Lot. Named by the famous trekking group known as the Buffett Boys, the out-and-back route is a fun and challenging time in bouldering up into this small, beautiful canyon until we top the 30 to 40-foot waterfall, terrace area which is somewhat at the base of the ridge leading to the sandstone North Peak on the escarpment, north wall of Icebox Canyon. Meet the coordinator at the Red Rock Casino by 7:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray
Sunday, September 30th, Cottonwood Pass Loop - The moderate trek will start from the gravel parking area south of Highway 160 also used for Badger Pass. It will follow a combination of dirt roads and trails toward Mount Potosi and loop past Cottonwood Pass on the Goodsprings Road before heading back to the vehicles on the Deadhorse Trail in Red Valley. We will meet the coordinator and leave from the gas station on Highways 159 and 160 at 7:00 AM, and drive to the gravel lot for a 7:15 AM start of hike. Elevation change 1000 ft. and 6 miles. Coordinator - David Hardy.