The outdoor life is hopping throughout the year. Hikers are out and about in the fall on the various trails that Los Alamos has to offer, and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting Hiking 102. The first Hiking 101 was presented in June.
Classroom instruction begins with Craig Martin on Tuesday. Martin is the Open Space and Trails Specialist for Los Alamos County and author of the book “Los Alamos Trails.”
“I have either built or rebuilt many of the trails in the area,” Martin said. “I hike about 1,500 miles a year, ride a mountain bike and cross-country ski.”
Martin continues to maintain and/or build trails on county open space. He is also a coordinate volunteer for projects in Santa Fe National Forest.
Martin taught the introduction session of Hiking 101 in June. “My purpose is to convince people to take advantage of trail opportunities that living in Los Alamos provides. Hiking is such a simple, easy pleasure,” he said. “I also try to find ways to eliminate the fears that people have that keep them from getting outdoors. This class, I will include several ways to figure out which way is north.”