Albuquerque, NM: Albuquerque Chapter Autumn Equinox Walk, Los Poblanos Open Space

Sep 22, 2021 7:30AM—11:00AM


Los Poblanos Open Space. Parking off Montano Rd. NW

Event Contact Suzanne Blazier or Linnea Hendrickson | Email


Wednesday, September 22nd, 7:30 AM.

1) Meet at 7:30 AM at Los Poblanos Open Space on Montaño Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

2) The walking route will be approximately 4.16 miles in length. This walk is on gravel and dirt pathways through wildlife habitats and an active farming area.

3) We will wind through Los Poblanos fields, go along the irrigation ditches, and through Grecian Park. There is a Porta Potty in the parking lot, and one at the community garden.

4) No need for hiking poles. Elevation gain is 93 feet. Dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water, snacks if desired, hat and sunscreen.

5) Suzanne's mobile number is 505-967-8610. Please respond to if you would like to participate.

6) Carpool to Los Poblanos if you like. Typically there is adequate parking available in a large parking area.

7) Approximate time allowed for the walk depends on how fast or leisurely everyone is walking. Allow a minimum of 1.5 hours.

On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it’s called an "equinox," derived from Latin, meaning "equal night." However, even if this is widely accepted, it isn’t entirely true. In reality, equinoxes don’t have exactly 12 hours of daylight. In Albuquerque on September 22nd, sunrise is at 6:54 AM, and sunset is at 7:02 PM.

Each season has its own light, temperature and weather pattern that influence vegetation and plant growth. Join us on the first day of each of the four seasons at Los Poblanos Open Space. We will note how the landscape has changed on each of these four significant days. Our first pilgrim walk on June 20th was well attended with 18 pilgrims coming out for the journey!

Dates for the remaining walks are Wednesday, September 22nd, Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, and Sunday, March 20th, 2022.