New Mexico Network for
Women in Science and Engineering
PO Box 51926, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87181 USA
2010 Annual Meeting & Technical Symposium
8-10 Oct 2010, Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM
The Valles Caldera National Preserve was created by Congress in 2000 from a well-known ranch known as “the Baca Ranch” in New Mexico’s volcanic Jemez Mountain Range. This 89,000 acre property is situated inside a collapsed crater and is studded with eruptive domes and large meadows. The scenic solitude of the preserve will leave you refreshed and relaxed.
As the Preserve will be closed for the season during the meeting, activities in the Preserve are limited to walks within 300 meters of the Lodge. However, we will have at least one telescope with us and we recommend leaving plenty of time to just sit on the porch at the Lodge and enjoy the vista. Be aware there can be snow at the Lodge in October, so plan accordingly.
Other area activities include fishing, elk-viewing, hiking, scenic car trips, visting local galleries, soaking in hot springs, etc - the webpage for the Village of Jemez Springs is a good place to start investigating options. You may also be interested in the Science and History Museums in Los Alamos.
If you leave the Preserve during the meeting, please remember you will need to coordinate with the meeting chair to have the gate opened when you leave and when you return, as the gate to the preserve is otherwise locked.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for the convenience of AM2010 attendees in finding area attractions, and does not imply NMNWSE endorsement.