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PEEC and LAM to offer guided hike to Pajarito Mountain on Uller Fest

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 Pajarito Environmental Education Center is working with the Los Alamos Mountaineers to offer a 10-mile hike with Evan Rose from town to the Pajarito Mountain ski area on Sept. 23 starting at 7:45 a.m.

Since space is limited, registration is required for this free hike.

The 10-mile trek with Evan Rose offers spectacular views of Los Alamos and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the option to enjoy Ullr Fest after the hike, and a ride back to your vehicle via Atomic City Transit.

Hikers should expect is expected to take about six hours with more time for the bus and festival (optional). Along the way, hikers will have spectacular views of Los Alamos and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the option to enjoy Ullr Fest after the hike, and a ride back to your vehicle via Atomic City Transit.

The hike is considered strenuous due to the steep and rocky terrain, long distance, and lack of bail-out points.

The route will follow Quemazon Trail, connect with Pipeline Trail and finish by way of the Canada Bonita Trail in the parking lot of Pajarito Mountain ski hill.

Participants must be capable of the full hike distance (10 miles), high elevation (from 7,300-9,800 feet), and altitude gain (2,500 feet).

Rose is the program coordinator and past president of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.

To hike to Pajarito Mountain with Evan Rose, register online at peecnature.org or call 662-0460. Afterward, meet Rose and other hikers at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 23, at the nature center.

Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a backpack containing three liters of water, food for the day, rain gear, sunscreen, and a hat.

A camera and GPS are optional. Attendance is free and registration is required for this hike.