Field Trips to La Tierra Trails in October and November

Thanks to support from Partners in Education to cover transportation costs, we are bringing hundreds more schoolchildren to city trails this October!   This season, 4th and 5th Graders from El Camino Real Academy and Nina Otero Community School are visiting La Tierra Trails.

El Camino Real Academy, Fourth Graders

Mr. Gorman’s Class, Oct. 3, 2017

25 kids plus 7 parents and one teacher = a capacity crowd!

Coming back down from the ridgetop

Snake on the trail!

Long and scary, but harmless (not a rattler!!!!)
























Ms. Osuna’s Class, Oct. 18, 2017

La Cuchara Trailhead

Northeast, or bust









Playing in the sand









Miss Gersh’s Class, Oct. 19, 2017

Lunch in the shade (Junction 21)

Bug shells!






Coming down easy street, back to the trailhead












El Camino Real Academy, Fifth Graders

Mr. Perez’s Class, Oct. 11, 2017

Class Picture at the pipeline, Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the backgrouind







Learning about erosion control by volunteer trail workers








Nina Otero Community School, Fourth Graders

Mr. Norris’s Class, Oct. 17, 2017

Class Picture at the pipeline: 27 kids! Jemez Mountains in the background

You are here!









Ms. Walter’s Class, Oct. 19, 2017

Watching the trail volunteers in action

Greetings from Junction 11, the bellybutton of La Tierra Trails













Arroyo Frijoles: Some fine sand








Ms. Martinez-Ortiz’s Class, Nov. 6, 2017

Starting off across the meadow

Catching air!


The class opted for the “crazy way” back






Planting pinon branches in the arroyo (not sure it’ll grow)




Nina Otero Community School, Fifth Graders

Mr. King’s Class, Oct. 25, 2017

Ready to go at La Cuchara Trailhead

Coming up the ridge!


Previously uncharted territory







Hasta la vista, and thanks to Partners in Education for the bus













Miss Meghan’s Class, Oct. 26, 2017

A sixth-grader shows off the hydration pack he earned last year

Group photo on the ridge


Airborne! (Doesn’t end well)














Ms. Flores’ Class, Oct. 26, 2017

Ramp down



Shelter at Frijoles Trailhead

Arroyo shelter