Sandia Picnic Areas Closed to to Bear Activity

The Sandia Ranger District, Cibola National Forest has closed the following picnic areas due to bear activity for the next two weeks: Cienega, Sulphur, and Doc Long

Many of the black bears frequenting and living in and around the Sandia and Mountainair Ranger Districts have become habituated to human food and have become a nuisance and safety concern. An ongoing education program has been aimed at informing the public about proper food storage and disposal of garbage; however, not all Forest visitors have cooperated.

Los Alamos Meet Accommodations

When attending a Los Alamos meet, if you need to find a local place to stay, here are some links:
Juniper Campground at Bandelier National Monument
Camp May County Campground

Regular Meet

Meet Time: 
Saturday, July 25, 2009 (All day)

Location: East side of the Sandias, east of Albuquerque

Director: Jerry Boyd

Notes: White, Yellow, Orange, Green & Red courses

Start finish in horse parking area area on Cienega canyon map(see parking map)(Driving map to location). Plan to have White, Yellow, Orange, Green and Red. Start/End times TBA.

For info contact Jerry Boyd, email: (or) 505-821-4780.


From Club Presiden, Jerry Boyd:

Recently I have had some email conversations regarding USOF and something has been identified that I would like to bring to the attention of our group.

USOF has been providing LOTS of support to our club ( mapping loans , grants and low cost insurance). Currently there are only 3 members of our club that are members of USOF.

There are advantages to join USOF

1. USOF puts out a publication (ONA) that is part of your membership. This is a good way to get news about other events and what is going on.
2. USOF have provided our club lots of support.

June 6, 2009 - Pajarito Trailhead, Regular Meet


Regular Meet

Meet Time: 
Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 10:00am

Location: Los Alamos, Pajarito Trailhead parking lot

Director: Judy Opsahl

Notes: Full range of courses

The next meet in the Los Alamos area will be a regular meet on June 6th from 10 AM to 2 PM (starts 10 Am to 1 PM). Judy Opsahl will be meet director. The start and finish will be at the Pajarito Trailhead parking lot (just west of the Gun Club), and we will use (mostly) the new Lower Rendija map.

2009 O' at the Caldera

Check out our Blog with photos from last Winter's O' at the Valles Caldera.

Street O

Robi Mulford set a couple of interesting and fun to do courses for the Street O on last Saturday. Unfortunately only one person (Don Siebe) went out of the long course (and proclaimed it a great course). Three parties, all newcomers to the sport, did the short course and enjoyed it (despite the fact that it wasn't specifically a beginners course). It was a beautiful day, and having the start/finish at the PEEC during their Earth Day celebration meant you could easily come, spend the day, and enjoy both activities.

Street Orienteering

Meet Time: 
Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 10:00am

Los Alamos: Los Alamos

Director: Robi Mulford

Notes: Earth Day

Ski/Snowshoe orienteering

Meet Time: 
Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 10:00am

Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve

Director: Judy Opsahl

Notes: pre-register on the Valles Caldera website or by e-mailing Judy Opsahl

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