Schedule > August 12th

Sunday August 12, 2007

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12:00 noon Camp Site Closed

PECOS CONFERENCE SITE TOURS

TOUR REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS (Santa Fe National Forest Site Stewards)
FRIDAY, August 10th: Gary & Eleanor Gossen Bob McCarthy & Rich Cunningham Gary Hein & Dean Williamson Jeff Straight & Will Dearholt
SATURDAY, August 11th: Pat & Walter Farr Bill & Nancy Cella John & Diane Lenssen

Please Note: Conference Attendees who pre-registered for tours must confirm their tour reservation in person before noon on Saturday. If they don't, they will be taken off the list and their slot will be filled by someone else on the waiting lists. People who were unable to pre-register for a tour can sign up on a waiting list at the conference in case things open up.

TOUR 1: LAMY JUNCTION - COLINA VERDE PUEBLOS (CVP) (SORRY, THIS TOUR IS FILLED UP)
TOUR TO:
LAMY JUNCTION SITE - COLINA VERDE PUEBLO
TIME: 9:00 - 17:00
BRING: Lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, rain gear
DIFFICULTY: moderate. Both sites are near major roads and, weather permitting, should be accessible after brief hikes
MINIMUM and/or MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Maximum 30. Limited to 10 vehicles
APPROVED ACCESS?: Yes
MEETING PLACE: Lamy Amtrak Station [limited services at Lamy] [take Lamy exit off US 285 south]
DIRECTIONS: See attached directions/map
4x4 REQUIRED?: No
PETS ALLOWED?: No
FEE: None; Wavier required
NOTE: This is a tour of two important 13th century communities in the western Galisteo Basin that are rarely seen by visitors. Lamy Junction is a cluster of small roomblocks centered on LA 27, the Lamy Site, a prominent roomblock overlooking the Galisteo floodplain. Lamy Junction is owned by the County of Santa Fe. Colina Verde (LA 309: AKA Piedra Lumbre) is a major architectural complex on a low hill overlooking Piedra Lumbre Arroyo. This site had a notably long-term occupation and probably was one of the central places of the Galisteo Basin during the Coalition Period. It is owned by the San Cristobal Ranch and almost never open to the public. Lamy Junction and Colina Verde provide excellent examples of settlement in the basin prior to the development of the more familiar Classic Period villages and are also good case studies for the new preservation partnerships evolving in the Galisteo today
TRIP LEADER: Coordinators; Joe Sneed, Bill Baxter, (Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition); Guide/Interpreter: James Snead (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University)
SPONSORED BY: Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition, County of Santa Fe Open Space and Trails Division, San Cristobal Ranch

TOUR 2: GALISTEO & SAN MARCOS PUEBLOS (GSM) (SORRY, THIS TOUR IS FILLED UP)
TOUR TO:
Galisteo Pueblo: about 1600 rooms around 12 plazas. The earliest component, Las Madres, (ca. 1350); the main Tano ruin has nearly continuous occupation (ca.1400-1680) and includes 17th century mission and convento complex; a small reoccupation followed the Reconquest;. San Marcos Pueblo: (ca.1300-1680) roomblocks and plazas overlooking San Marcos Arroyo; associated with Cerrillos mines and significant producer of lead glaze decorated ceramics, the only pueblo in the Galisteo Basin to have a resident Franciscan mission (ca.1630-1680)
TIME: 9:00 - 17:00
BRING: Lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, weather gear
DIFFICULTY: Access to Galisteo depends on the weather--too much rainfall can cut off the road to the parking area. Access to Las Madres can be prevented by the flow of Galisteo Creek even when the main ruin is accessible. Las Madres requires moderately strenuous climbs up and down unstable slopes. Galisteo Pueblo alone is not strenuous and covers flat but occasionally uneven ground. San Marcos has parking at the site and requires walking over flat, occasionally uneven ground
MINIMUM and/or MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Maximum 25. Limited to 10 vehicles. Car pooling from the meeting place will be necessary due to parking limitations at Galisteo
APPROVED ACCESS: Yes, courtesy of The Archaeological Conservancy
TRIP LEADER: Coordinators; Joe Sneed, Bill Baxter, (Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition); Guide/Interpreters: Eric Blinman (Museum of New Mexico, Office of Archaeological Studies, archaeologists); Ann Ramenofsky (UNM Department of Anthropology. professor)
MEETING PLACE: East end, Agora Shopping Center, El Dorado. Arrive 8:45 for carpooling; departure 9:00 sharp
DIRECTIONS: See attached directions/map
4x4 REQUIRED?: No, but Galisteo roads are rutted
PETS ALLOWED: No
FEE: None
SPONSORED BY: Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition Archaeological Conservancy

TOUR 3: MT. CHALCHIHUITL - TIFFANY MINE (CTM) (SORRY, THIS TOUR IS FILLED UP)
TOUR TO: Mount Chalchihuitl, the largest know pre-historic turquoise pit in North America and the Tiffany Mine another important pre-historic turquoise mine modified by extensive U.S. Territorial Period turquoise mining

TIME: 9:00 - 17:00
MEETING PLACE: Cerrillos, NM (Note: NEW MEETING LOCATION -- Meet at Mining Museum and Petting Zoo which is two streets further back, on 3rd street. Just follow the signs to the Mining museum when you arrive in town. Everyone will be grouped together into trucks and 4-wheel drives. Tour members will leave their vehicles at the Museum instead of downtown. This provides more privacy and the vehicles can be watched. Departure 9:00 sharp
BRING: Lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, rain gear, flashlight and protective headgear (a bicycle helmet or equivalent will do)
DIFFICULTY: Mt. Chalchihuitl requires about a half-mile walk over somewhat uneven, rocky ground with moderate elevation changes; may be accessed with a high clearance vehicle if necessary. Tiffany Access is unproblematic
MINIMUM and/or MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Maximum 30. Limited to 10 vehicles
APPROVED ACCESS: Pending
TRIP LEADER: Coordinators; Joe Sneed, Bill Baxter, (Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition); Guide/Interpreters: Joan Mathien (retired NPS archaeologist ); Homer Milford (retired NM Abandoned Mine Land Bureau)
DIRECTIONS: See attached directions/map (CTM Map 1 & CTM Map 2)
4x4 REQUIRED?: No. High clearance desirable, but not essential. If in doubt, check with coordinators
PETS ALLOWED?: No
FEE: $3-5 depending on size of group; wavier required
SPONSORED BY: Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition, Archaeological Conservancy, Santa Fe County Open Space and Trails with the cooperation of Mr. Doug Magnus

TOUR 4: LA CIENEGUILLA PUEBLO AND PETROGLYPH SITE (LCP) (SORRY, THIS TOUR IS FILLED UP)
TOUR TO: La Cieneguilla Pueblo and petroglyphs located southwest of Santa Fe along the Santa Fe River. The Pueblo, inhabited by ancestral Keresan Pueblo people, dates from the 14th century AD into Spanish Colonial times. Excavations were carried out by Nels Nelson of the American Museum of Natural History in 1915. Nelson estimated that the Pueblo covered about 60 acres of land. The Cieneguilla Petroglyph site contains thousands of Rio Grande Style images made by the ancestral Keresan people on basalt escarpments near the Santa Fe River. An unusually large number of humpbacked flute players and other fertility symbolism, as well as birds and animal figures are represented
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
BRING: Lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sturdy hiking boots, jacket, camera, and raingear
DIFFICULTY: One hour travel from the conference. Driveable access to each site, no developed trails, sites involve steep slopes and rocky terrain, with the possibility of meeting snakes. Afternoon thunderstorms are common
MINIMUM and/or MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 5/25, no limit on number of vehicles
TRIP LEADER: Paul Williams, BLM Taos Area Archeologist
MEETING PLACE: Intersection of I-25 and NM 14 (Cerrillos Road). There is an outlet mall (Santa Fe Premium Outlets) at the northeast corner of this intersection—meet in the parking lot in front of the entrance gate to the mall
DIRECTIONS: Go south on I-25 towards Santa Fe. At Santa Fe, exit at Cerrillos Road (NM 14) North, and turn right at the first light (Beckner Road), then right into the mall parking lot
4x4 REQUIRED?: No
PETS ALLOWED?: On leash
SPONSORED BY: Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office

TOUR 5: ARROYO HONDO PUEBLO TOUR (AHP) (SORRY, THIS TOUR IS FILLED UP)
TOUR TO: Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, a 1000 room 14th century pueblo excavated in the 1970's under the direction of Doug Schwartz. Results of this research were published in nine volumes by the School of American Research. The tour will involve a discussion of the ecology of the region, a review of the excavation and research process, the origins of the occupants, the culture history of the site, and Arroyo Hondo's relationship to other settlements in the surrounding area. Larger issues concerning 14th century ancestral pueblo archaeology will also be covered during the discussion. Ownership of Arroyo Hondo Pueblo was transferred by The School of American Research to The Archaeological Conservancy in 2003 and dedicated as a permanent archaeological research preserve
TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
BRING: Water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, jacket, camera. Since the site is brushy, it would be best to wear long pants and shoes or boots. Bring lunch if you would like to stay after the tour and enjoy the great view of the area and the larger Rio Grande Valley
DIFFICULTY: Site accessible by road. The weather is almost certain to be very hot with a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms
MINIMUM and/or MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 5/25 – limit of 12 vehicles
TRIP LEADER: To Be Announced prior to the tour
MEETING PLACE: Junction of Old Taos Highway and Arroyo Hondo Road, meet at 9:45 AM and then follow the tour leader into the site, about 1/4 mile down well maintained Arroyo Hondo Road.Map will be available at Pecos Conference Registration Desk
DIRECTIONS: See attached map with directions
4x4 REQUIRED?: No
PETS ALLOWED?: Yes, if on leash
SPONSORED BY: The Archaeological Conservancy

TOUR 6: KUAPA TOUR, LA 3443 and LA 3444 (KT) (SORRY, THIS TOUR IS FILLED UP)
TOUR TO: Kuapa. Patrick H. Lyons, New Mexico Commissioner Public Lands, has authorized the Pecos Conference to lead a trip to the village of Kuapa, LA 3443 and LA 3444, a State Register site preserving an immense Rio Grande Classic Period village dating from A.D. 1325 to A.D. 1600 and early Spanish Colonial plaza compounds occupied in the 1700’s.
TIME: 10:00 AM Start, should be finished by 2:00 PM

BRING: Water (3 quarts), lunch, sunscreen, hat, hiking boots, and rain gear
DIFFICULTY: The hike is moderate and some scrambling up gravel terraces is necessary to reach the site. Total walking will be about two miles. Hot weather is the norm, rattlesnakes are common and afternoon thundershowers are to be expected
MINIMUM and/or MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Minimum of 5 people, maximum of 20 people. Please carpool. Only 8 cars are permitted
APPROVED ACCESS?: Yes. We have received permission from the State Land Office, the honorable Patrick H. Lyons, New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
TRIP LEADER: Rory Gauthier, Bandelier National Monument and Mike Bremer, Santa Fe National Forest
MEETING PLACE: Meet in the parking lot at the C store at Cochiti Lake Estates. The C store is a convenience store located approximately one mile past the Cochiti Dam Administrative Offices. Continue past the turn off to Cochiti Pueblo and continue past the turn off to the offices until you see the C store. If you reach the Cochiti Golf Course, you have gone too far
DIRECTIONS: See above
4x4 REQUIRED?: Yes
PETS ALLOWED?: No
FEE: none