The Albuquerque Hiking and Outdoor Meetup
The Albuquerque Hiking and Outdoor Meetup caters to experienced hikers in good physical condition. One week backpacking hikes as well as day hikes are scheduled every month. The skill level is detailed in the description. Evening cardio hikes are a favorite meetup for members of this group.
New Mexico Mountain Club
New Mexico Mountain Club organizes travel excursions around outdoor activities and natural attractions. Common travel club activities include mountain climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking, cycling and kayaking. Club members also routinely volunteer for trail upkeep in the South Crest Trail and Sandra Mountain Wilderness Preserve. This Albuquerque travel club was started in 1952. To reach the Meetup page to find scheduled hikes, go to the "Outings" tab on their website and choose "View Hiking Outings". Membership is $10/year for hiking and $30/year for hiking + climbing.
Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter
The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter has over 600 members in their Meetup group. The group is an active and fun environmental organization. Most hikes are at the begginer level.
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Tara Dodrill began writing professionally in 1990. She is a travel writer and photographer working for print and online media, primarily covering Florida, ecotourism and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her writing credits include RUMBUM, Yahoo News, Visit South magazine,and North Carolina Coastal Guide. She studied journalism and education at Ohio University and real estate at Hondros College.