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Meet other local hiking and outdoor enthusiasts. All those who are interested in outdoor excursions near and far and meeting new people to do things around home. New to the area? The group is a great way to get to know the area.

We hike in the area of Las Cruces, New Mexico (including Gila Wilderness, Deming, Alamogordo, Ruidoso, and Silver City), and El Paso, Texas.

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Copper Canyon Races 10k, 21k/half marathon, 63k, 100k in Guachochi, Chihuahua

The Ultramarathon of the Canyons will be July 10-12 in Guachochi, Chihuahua. It is high up in the Sierra of Chihuahua and overlooks the Barrancas Sinforosa, one of the most scenic locales in all of Mexico. The 10 km race will all be up top. The half marathon will all be up top. The 63 km and 100 km races both descend the Copper Canyon and run along the canyon bottom before climbing up. The descent is steep and rocky and has amazing views. The climb up is not as steep, but is hot (104F/40C) and goes past some waterfalls. Then, you have a run along the top to get back into Guachochi. There could be afternoon thunderstorms. We can talk about how to stay cool in the heat later. This race is a cultural celebration for the Raramuri tribe (Tarumahara) of Chihuahua. You will easily recognize them by their dress. Hello/Hola is pronounced as Kweera. Keep going/Fuerte is pronounced as Waypama. You could drive there. Or, you can get there by bus. Get to the main bus station in Juarez and catch a bus to Chihuahua City. If you buy roundtrip online with ODM, you get a 20% discount. Then, you have to catch another bus from Chihuahua City up to Guachochi. You could go through Creel. But, that is the long way. The other way goes through Delicias. I will have to look up that bus line and get back to you if you want to go. Staying in Guachochi: You won’t find anything on Kayak/Expedia/Travelocity, etc. I do have an e-mail contact for one of the motels there and have booked a room. The Guachochi Tourism web page has not yet listed hotels information on their hotels tab on the page. I am e-mailing them to try and get more information. I will share as I get more info. Do not delay in reserving a room. I have heard of people staying on cots in a community center or something like that. I don’t have details. My plan: spend the Wednesday night in Juarez, July 8. I also have to get a pre-race physical from one of the doctors at a pharmacy there. 100 pesos. Pre-race physicals are mandatory. July 9, go on to Chihuahua City. Explore and spend a night. July 10, go from Chihuahua City to Guachochi on an early bus. Check in, do mandatory gear checks, relax. Saturday 11 July, race the 63 km. Sunday, catch the bus back to Chihuahua. It is possible to continue on to Juarez or spend a night in Chihuahua and on to Juarez first thing Monday morning. Registration is at: http://ultramaratondeloscanones.com.mx/. A very well done race video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mge-GmXLaw4. A shorter video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLvpFJQFgcg. A great race to help you prepare is the Don Rayo in the mountains outside of Juarez on May 3. You can register at Up and Running sports in El Paso or at a number of locations in Juarez. I already posted details in a separate event listing. Places to train: Franklin Mountains, Dog Canyon Trail at Oliver Lee, Organ Mountains. This is your chance to race one of the most spectacular areas in all of Mexico. It doesn’t hurt if you speak Spanish. But, you could probably get by even if you don't speak Spanish.

Tortugas Mountain Wake-up Hike

Sunset Parking Lot

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:) Route 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. QUICK REFERENCE 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. Miscellaneous 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.***

Tortugas Mountain Wake-up Hike

Sunset Parking Lot

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:) Route 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. QUICK REFERENCE 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. Miscellaneous 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.***

Tortugas Mountain Wake-up Hike

Sunset Parking Lot

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:) Route 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. QUICK REFERENCE 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. Miscellaneous 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.***

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