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Our meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month from April to October (meetings are not held November through March) at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras, featuring an informative presentation on subjects pertinent to our mission.


Next Friends Meeting: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7 pm

Speakers: Mike Coltrin

Topic: “Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide” (new edition)

The classic “Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide” has been completely updated with color photographs, up-to-date trail descriptions, detailed maps, additional GPS data and modified difficulty ratings for many of the featured hikes. Author Mike Coltrin will summarize highlights of the revised and expanded edition of the book, which also include descriptions of new trails, two dozen “Family Friendly” outings for hikers of all ages and abilities, and insightful “Safety First” considerations for moderate-to-difficult trails.

Come for a lively discussion and to ask your questions about the Sandia Mountains that we all love and enjoy.

(Copies will not be available for purchase at the meeting, but it is now available on-line from UNM Press and It should be on the shelves of local bookstores and REI around April 1. Mike would be glad to sign your copy at the meeting, or anytime later.)

Mike Coltrin is a physical chemist by training, and retired two years ago after a long career at Sandia National Labs. He has enjoyed hiking in the Sandia Mountains for more than 35 years, and is on the FOSM Board of Directors.
Space is limited to 50. We recommend you arrive early.
Doors close when we reach capacity or at 7pm.