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City of Rocks gets its name from the incredible rock formations found here. The park encompasses a one square mile in the scenic Chilhauhaun desert. the elevation is 5200 ft. The "city " is a geologic formation made up of large, sculptured rock columns or pinnacles rising as high as 40'. Located between Deming and Silver City and is about 240 miles round trip from Las Cruces. if any one is wants to go to the hot springs google faywood hot springs. if you want to do a pot luck please post you interest Day used fee is $5.00 per car also whoever you car pool with help w/the fuel. the mileage is about 240 miles r/t.
Hiking Turtleback Mountain In T or C. If you look it up on USGS, it’s listed as Caballo Cone. The photo is the view from the summit taken back in April of 2018. Easy, quick hike, so be prepared to move fast with only a short break at the top. It’s 4.5 miles round trip, 1,900 feet of elevation gain, and exactly 6,000 false summits (ok, maybe 7 or 8). 1,000 feet in the first mile and 500 the second. We’ll practically run up and be back down in about 3 hours. Maybe afterwards we’ll stop for lunch and decide if we feel like a side trip. We leave the old K-Mart parking lot at 8a. If you’re late, you’re on your own. No shade, so being your sunscreen and water.
Please compensate the drivers for gas and etc. What: Hiking to the top of Tonuco Mountain When: Sunday Difficulty: moderate Length: 5 miles Type: off trail, it will be a loop hike Hiking time: 4-5 hours Bring: Plenty of water, snacks, sunblock, hat, Sack Lunch to eat on t Other: We will see a stunning canyon with colorful rocks, an old mining area, and a superb view from the top of the mountain. This hike is described in Greg Magee's book Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the El Paso-Las Cruces Area. This hike is off trail, bring good boots and trekking poles. The weather will be hot this Saturday (65 °F), so also bring more than enough water and sunblock. Lots of interesting rocks, petroglpyhs, etc in the arroyo. More information: Tunuco Mountain on SummitPost (http://www.summitpost.org/tonuco-mountain/336278)
We're super luck to get to see another Blood Moon so close to the last one in 2018! We will start walking at 7:30pm, around the time the eclipse is set to begin. We will get to watch the start of the eclipse. Totality starts at 9:41 (near the end of our walk) and will last almost an hour. People can stay at the parking lot and watch the entirety , or the group may decide to walk part of the levee again (I may bring a chair and hangout for a while). Check out https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/las-cruces for more details. Many of us will be able to sleep in since Monday, Jan 21 is MLK. The Las Cruces Dam, running north to south from Del Rey Boulevard to East Lohman, is frequently used as a walking path in the city that, unlike other walking paths, is sufficiently away from any motor routes. The dam walk is absolutely level (no elevation gain/loss). Which should be pretty obvious; otherwise, the engineers who built it had a problem. The city light surrounding the dam is quite a view in itself, also, it makes it possible to do this hike without carrying your own light. However, hikers are encouraged to bring a light just in case. This is an easy 5 mile hike suit for all levels of hikers. Lets come out and have some fun! We’ll check out the weather forecast the night before. If it’s cold, I’m still strolling. But, if it’s super cloudy…we might cancel! • What to bring Warm clothing!, water, a flash light (please only use if absolutely necessary) PET FRIENDLY? Yes, have a way to restrain your dog, and if you'd like to unleash (not recommended on night hikes) , ask others before you do so. SKILL LEVEL is unbelievably beginner friendly.