Lonely Mountain Defender

description:
Lonely Mountain Defender draws nigh and the Shire of Drygestan invites one and all to the green, cool meadows of Drygestan.

Location:
Graduation Flats
Forest Road 289,
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Site Times:
Site opens Thursday at 12:00 pm and closes 5:00 pm Sunday

Site Fee:
$20.00 for adults (ages 17+)
(+$3.00 non-member surcharge, if applicable)
$5.00 for children ages 3 to 16.
Please make checks payable to "SCA, Inc. Shire of Drygestan."

Site is Wet.

Autocrat:
THLady Maimuna al-Bukhariyya (Katie Daniel), thlmaimuna@gmail.com

Deputy Autocrat:
THLady Renee Nix of Livingstone (Renee Nix), Rnix@sfcfire.org

Greetings, all good Gentles and be of good cheer for the great Lonely Mountain Defender draws nigh! Enjoy days of frivolity, fighting and fun in the lovely high mountain meadow. Lonely Mountain is at an elevation of approximately 9,500 feet. Be prepared for hot afternoons, occasional rains, and cold nights. There is no water on site so be sure to bring plenty. The US Forest Service will set fire restrictions, if any, at the time of the event. As in years past, please stay updated on the Forest closures and event news on our website (www.drygestan.outlands.org ). Our camping is restricted to the meadow-side of the road (as in years past). There will be no merchanting. As in years past, the back-road is permanently closed.

Go through a gauntlet of armored combat, archery, arm-wrestling, chess, and bardic competitions to become the next Defender of Dragons! Impress the hungry Shirelings with your feats of siege cooking. Armored combatants, participate in tournaments and melees! Rapier combatants, partake in a torchlight tourney of a special ilk and melees galore! Bards, entertain, around the bardic circle, with stories or songs of feats of valor and chivalry! Stay hale and healthy so that the chirurgeonate is bored!

Directions From al-Barran and Points South: Take your best route to the northern-most Bernalillo exit (NM 550 to Cuba and Farmington) off of the King's Highway (I-25). Take NM 550 to San Ysidro. Turn right (east) onto NM 4 (heading to Jemez Springs). Travel on NM 4 (through Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs) until you see the turn-off for Forest Road 289 (a right marked with an SCA sign, about 30-35 miles). Follow Forest Road 289 until you see the site (about 4 miles).

Directions from Fontaine dans Sable: Take your best route to US550 in Bloomfield. Follow US550 south 125 miles to San Ysidro. Turn left (east) onto NM 4 (heading to Jemez Springs). Travel on NM 4 (through Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs) until you see the turn-off for Forest Road 289 (a right marked with an SCA sign, about 30-35 miles). Follow Forest Road 289 until you see the site (about 4 miles).

Directions from Drygestan and Points North: Take your best route to the middle Santa Fe exit (St. Francis Drive) off of the King's Highway (I-25). Take US 285 (St. Francis Drive) through Santa Fe to NM 502 (in Pojoaque). After 15 miles, take the exit for NM 4, through White Rock. Continue on NM 4 until you see a turn-off for Forest Road 289 (a left marked with an SCA sign). Follow Forest Road 289 until you see the site (about 4 miles). Please note that these directions (above) add about 10-15 minutes to your trip, but don't require you to travel through LANL property.

If you miss the exit for White Rock (NM 4), you can either travel on the White Rock truck-route or through Los Alamos. Please note that the following sets of directions have you traveling through Lab property and any vehicles (especially covered/enclosed trucks or trucks with trailers) are subject to search. Please be mindful that the guards consider prohibited items to include, but not be limited to, cameras, weapons, drugs, and alcohol.

If you want to drive through Los Alamos, continue up the mesa on NM 502. Once you get to Los Alamos, NM 502 becomes Trinity Drive. Turn left on Diamond Drive and then turn right on NM 501 (West Jemez Road). The intersection of Diamond Drive and West Jemez Road is the location of the guard station. Continue on NM 501 until you come to the T-section of NM 501 and NM 4. Turn right on NM 4 and continue on NM 4 until you see a turn-off for Forest Road 289 (a left). Follow Forest Road 289 until you see the site (about 4 miles).

If you want to drive through the truck-route, take the White Rock exit off of NM 502. Take a right at the first light (approximately one mile) on East Jemez Road/Truck Route. After about four miles (and climbing one mesa), take a left at the light and pass through the guard station. After exiting the station, travel about five miles, to the T-intersection of NM 501 and NM 4. Turn right onto NM 4, continuing on NM 4 until you see a turn-off for Forest Road 289 (a left marked with an SCA sign). Follow Forest Road 289 until you see the site (about 4 miles). Location:
Shire of Drygestan (Los Alamos, New Mexico)