I am on the fence about going to the stampede. But right now I am leaning toward going out there for the weekend (just not 100% sure yet).
It seems March 17th(Saturday) is the only day this month that my wife will give me a "kitchen pass".....since it's only that one day, there won't be enough time for me to go to the "Stampede"......I really want to make that trip sometime, but not this year.
I've talked to Rattlesnake and he said if I'll post it, he "will come". Sooo...
I will lead a scout trip/trail ride to Caballo Peak, Apache Gap, and Palomas Gap on Saturday March 17th. I call it a scout trip because I have never been/seen the actual trail, but I know where it starts and will rely on my sense of direction and sun/moon alignment, Native American heritage and just stumble around the mesa until I find the trail. How hard can it be?
Just kiddin', I'm not Native American, but this trip may take the full day so be prepared for a long day/night drive home.
Let's plan to meet at the Chevron station in Williamsburg NM (South of TorC) AT EXIT #75 at 9:00 AM Saturday March 17th. There is a small city park right there if you have a trailer and tow vehicle and need to park it for the day.
We will drive down the old hiway to Arrey NM where we will cross the Rio Grande and I-25 and proceed to the start of the trail. I plan to be on the trail by 10:00am as again I don't know how long we'll be out there. If my calculations are correct the trail will bring us back to Williamsburg/TorC.
Bring ALL TRAIL EQUIPMENT,LUNCH,SNACKS, AND EXTRA WATER. And have a plan if you have a break-down. We will not leave anyone on the trail but will not tow your vehicle back to Albuquerque.
Again this could be an all-day deal so be prepared.(sunscreen,food,phone,water)