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Sagecrest Park Trail is an easy urban paved trail almost 2 miles long that follows the north fork of the Las Cruces Arroyo and the dam. Desert landscape with bat houses and burrowing owl habitat marked along the path. It ends near Veterans Memorial Park. Parking is on the street alongside Sagecrest. Will walk to end of trail, then return. Total distance about 3 miles. Optional 1 mile extension on dirt path. Bring the usual you may want: hat, sunglasses, water, sunscreen, bug spray. It is open, sunny, no shade. Meet at the trailhead at the back of the park. Be ready to mask if this urban trail is busy. Otherwise keep a mindful distance from each other. Robert will be co-hosting this and lead the walk in my absence
A morning beat-the-heat hike! Come meet us at Tortugas Mountain (aka "A Mountain", because it has a big "A" on it). It's an urban mountain with many, many hiking trails to explore. Imagine the refreshing moment of overviewing the city with cool morning breeze in the shade at the mountain top. It's a nice and quick workout to begin a day, and we will hike mostly in the shade (because we are early enough:)
We will hike "Straight up" - This is the northern of the two trails on the west side of the mountain facing the city. It medium rocky terrain, medium incline. It is the quickest way up the mountain and reaches the observatory at the top.
Distance - About 2 miles
Elevation Gain - Approximately 800 ft to the top of Tortugas Mountain.
Fees - None
Duration - 1 hour
Pet Friendly - Yes, if your dog(s) follow the rules and the pace of the group.
Skill Level - moderate
Terrain - loose, steep mountainside
Weather - Nice
What You Should Bring--Water, sunscreen, snacks, etc.
Medical Concerns - This hike might be strenuous at times. If you are unsure for any reason please consult your physician before attempting any of our hikes.
Late Arrival -- Expect arrival 5 minutes early (6:55). We will start the hike on time.
See you soon!
***Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating in Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club activities. The organizers of Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club and the Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity.***