Directions to Valles Caldera National Preserve

~3 hour drive from Socorro

I25 North
2nd exit of Bernalillo on 550 N
In San Ysidro (after milemarker 23) take right turn onto HWY 4 towards Jemez Pueblo / Jemez Springs
Enter Valle Grande at milemarker 39.2 (San Ysidro = milemarker 0)
If gate is open stop at welcome center to sign in.

In the following, all milages are referenced to the VCNP entrance gate. For access to all sites drive on VC01 and turn right at T onto VC02.

VCNP map

RECEIVER:
Drive 6.7 miles. Receiver is in wide clearing to the left.
TRANSMITTER
At driving distance of 2.6 miles from transmitter. at ~ 1 mile from receiver need to turn nearly 180 degree right up onto VC04.
EDDY COVARIANCE STATION
Turn right after 5.7 miles onto VC0204 towards barn. Go around barn and continue on this road until you reach gate. Drive slowly - bumpy road.
HOBO LOGGERS IN VCNP
The uppermost and 2nd uppermost HOBOs are in VCNP. Turn left after 6.1 miles onto VC0201. First HOBO logger is after 1.4 miles just above U-turn in the road. Second HOBO is after additional 2.9 miles in clearing to the left. At some point turn onto VC0301.
HOBO LOGGERS ON HIGHWAY 4
3rd HOBO is at milemarker 28.3, ~ .1 miles south of Redondo campground.
4th HOBO is near milemarker 24.4, below a parking lot
5th HOBO is between milemarkers 19 and 20, at the north end of Jemez Spring. From Jemez Springs take left onto dirtroad 'Eagle Dr', then right onto Talon Lane. From the end of Talon Lane it is ~300ft diagonally up the hill to HOBO.

HOBO waypoints (WGS 84, UTM13):

z AGL [m
9/20/2006
Jan's WAAS waypoints 6/28/2006 and 11/8/2006 Jesus' waypoints Aug 27 2006 USE THESE ALTITUDES Sept 20 2006, 1339 - 1554 h: always ~ 16 m lower than 8/27
  Alt MSL [m] Easting [m] Northing [m] Alt MSL [m] Easting [m] Northing [m] Alt. MSL [m] Easting [m] Northing [m]
1.33 2965.7 363513 3973785 2968 363508 3973778 2955 363514 3973781
1.13 2793.4
2804.8
363717
363711
3972300
3972300
? ? ? 2816 363716 3972289
1.50 2542.0 352957 3969912 2499 352941 3969899 2480 352941 3969906
1.46 2214.4 352430 3968281 2247 352425 3968284 2232 352430 3968288
1.51 -- -- -- 2029 347659 3963133 2013 347658 3963136

VCNP met station:
z = 2658, Easting: 362649, Northing: 3969278, z_U = 3.25 m


Sign out at welcome center when you leave.
 

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