• 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.***

  • Backpacking to Jordan hot spring/Excursion con mochilla al Agua Calientes Jordan

    This will be a full weekend trip to Jordan Hotspring. Let’s meet by Sprouts on the west side between Sprouts and the gym at 1730 Friday. From there, we take off and can go to I-10 and head west to Silver City. We can meet up again at the Walmart in Silver City to make sure everyone is still with us. From there, we’ll head north into the Gilas. We will lose phone reception a little outside of Silver City. It’s a slow and winding road. We can pick a campsite along the way. There’s one by MP 32 on the Military Road trailhead. In the morning, we can continue on to the TJ Corral Trailhead at[masked]’ N and[masked]’W. It will be a 7 mile hike to the spring: 4.5 miles on Little Bear and 2.5 miles along the Middle Fork. The hike into Little Bear has a small 1400 ft climb in 2.25 miles and then descends. The Middle Fork will be a very gentle uphill following the river and having 15-16 river crossings. There is some poison ivy on the trail. There is plentiful camping just 1/10 mile upstream of the hotspring. I will use hiking boots for Little Bear and my river hiking shoes with neoprene socks for the river hike. You will need to carry all your gear, food, etc. Sunday, we can enjoy the hotspring, or a cool dip in the river. Then, we hike back out the way we came in. We will need the means to treat water. The canyon views are spectacular. Eso seria toda fin de semana excursion al manantial caliente Jordan. Nos encuentremos al lado oeste de Sprouts entre Sprouts y gymnasio al 1730 viernes. Desde alla, iramos al I-10 para Silver City. Nos encuentraramos en Walmart en Silver City ver que no perdamos nadas gentes. Desde alla, nos iramos norte en las Gilas. Nos perdiramos recepcion telefonico un poco fuera de Silver. El camino es muy despacio. Podemos buscar un lugar de campamento en la via, possiblemente milla 32 al inicio de Sendero Military Road. En la manana, Podemos continuar a TJ Corral inicio de sendero. La caminata seria 11.5 km al manantial caliente: 7.5 km sendero Little Bear y 4 km sendero Middle Fork. La caminata en Little Bear hay una subidita de 430 m en 3.6 km y bajando despues. Sendero Middle Fork seria subiendo muy poco siguiendo el rio y cruzando 15-16 veces. Cuidate, hay un poco de hiedra venenosa aqui. Seria mucho lugares de campamento solomente 200 metros despues de aguas calientes. Yo voy usar mis botas para Little Bear y mis zapatos del rio con medias neoprena en Middle Fork. Debes cargar todos tus equipmentos, comidas, etc. Domingo, Podemos disfrutar la manantial algun mas o relajar en el rio. Despues, vamos regressar la misma ruta. Debes la abilidad tratar agua. Las vistas son incredible. https://www.discovernewmexico.com/nmhotsprings/#Jordan_Hot_Springs. Contact me if you need info on what to pack. Escribe mi si necessitas informacion sobre que tipos de equipmentos necessitas. My recommendation is to drive individually and maintain a social distance. Mi recommendacion es manejar solo y maintenga distancia. ***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.***

  • Solo full moon hike, walk, run, stroll

    Your neighborhood

    Since we can't hike WS for the June 5th full moon, let's 'get' together and enjoy some time in the outdoors and watch the moon rise. Take a hike, walk, stroll, bike ride, whatever is your fancy, and watch the May full moon rise around 8:45ish. Please post pictures of your 'moon.' All while keeping your physical distance from everyone else in the world.

  • Soledad Canyon

    Milagro Coffee

    Starting at the Soledad Canyon Trailhead, we'll make a clockwise loop passing by the Rock House, taking a quick detour to the Bar Canyon waterfall, and then finish the clockwise loop back to the cars. We should finish around noon. If you've been complaining that we get up too early for hikes, or that we drive too far, or what have you— this is a hike for you! We'll meet at 7:30 am in town and within 15–20 min we'll be at the trail head. DISTANCE is ~3–4 mi round-trip ELEVATION GAIN is ~1000 ft gained. FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas! DURATION: ~ 4 hr PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a proper leash), and if you'd like to unleash, ask others before you do so. SKILL LEVEL is reasonably beginner friendly. TERRAIN well-maintained trail, gravel & dirt. WEATHER is SPRING! AFTERWARDS is TBA. MEET for carpool at:7:30am OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?node=630424392) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=32.287422,-106.745166&aq=&sll=32.304328,-106.770802&sspn=0.057166,0.086174&ie=UTF8&ll=32.28755,-106.745288&spn=0.014929,0.021544&t=h&z=16) [masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/geo:32.30458,-106.59335) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.30458,-106.59335&z=18) , OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.30458&mlon=-106.59335&zoom=18) , USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.30458,-106.59335&marker0=32.30458,-106.59335&z=18) )). MORE information: Map of area [OpenStreetMap] (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=32.30324&lon=-106.58142&zoom=15&layers=M)

  • SA Canyon hike in the Gila Mnts

    Milagro Coffee

    Highlights: Narrow scenic canyon with alcoves notched into cliffs Special conditions: moderate off-trail rock scrambling and wading may be required. The hike: This Canyon is a major tributary to the East Fork Gila River just above the Gila forks. It forms part of Gila Wilderness boundary immediately east of NM 15. The canyon mouth is reached from the last Grapevine campsite on the right (south). A small stream is encountered after 0.3 mile with moderate ledge and rock-hopping to a large pool at 0.4 mile. The main branch of SA extends southeast for more than 6 miles to the Copperas Tank adjacent to NM 15. Caves, cliffs, alcoves, and deep pools await us explorers willing to trade wet feet for discovery.

  • 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.***

  • Mountaineering, Glaciers, Caving in Mexico (future ideas)

    I can’t safely plan this trip now. I want to share with you some amazing opportunities for great mountaineering, caving, and cultural trips. Plan at your convenience. I just needed a way to share this with you. Go when it's safe. I did the trilogy climb in January: Nevado Toluca, Iztacchihuatl, and Citlaletepetl (Orizaba). These are the fourth, third, and highest peaks in Mexico. Citlaltepetl is the highest volcano and third highest peak in North America. If you go, you will see amazing views of Mexico that almost no tourist sees, challenge yourself, and get to walk on a tropical glacier. It was quite interesting crossing the Panza Glacier. I just wish for Miguel Cervantes’ sake that there was also a Sancho Glacier. You may also have the opportunity to sleep in a mountaineering hut at roughly the same elevation as Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. The company had very reasonable prices. I did a solo trip. You can get group discounts. The guides were highly professional and had expert international expertise. The guides all speak Spanish and fluent English, were amiable, and highly professional. High Guiding Mexico has extra gear that they can lend to you such as crampons, ice axes, camping equipment, etc. I had my own gear. Crampons must be full mountaineering crampons, not some slip on crampons for dealing with freezing rain. They also have a checklist of what gear you will need to bring. You will want mountaineering glasses or goggles. During your down time between peaks, you will get to see some of the finest indigenous and colonial historical and cultural sites in all of Mexico. Their page is in English and Spanish. http://www.hgmexico.com/. What kind of climbing clientele do they have? Another climber I met was part of a diplomat’s family and had already climbed Everest. Logistics: Get to Mexico City. I parked by the El Paso airport. I caught Sun Metro bus route 33 (50 will also do) to the downtown transfer station http://www.sunmetro.net/routes/routes-and-schedules. I walked across the border and caught the light blue Poniente Sur bus from the Benito Juarez Monument and bus stop at the corner of Vicente Guerrero and Ramon Corona (nearby Lerdo). It will drop you in front of the airport. The airline luggage drop may not be open if you get there early. You will need to check in with Immigration at the airport. They will give you a fee that you must pay at any Bancomer or Banamex in Mexico. You will need to pay this fee before you return to the airport in Juarez. Upon arrival in Mexico City, you can catch a taxi from the airport or you can take the subway network https://mexicometro.org/. The hotel that HG Mexico uses is a nice hotel very close to the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Upon return, the last Transborde Bus leaves the Juarez airport at 1900. I caught the last Transborde bus of the day and was dropped at the El Paso airport. https://www.transborde.com.mx/english/. I will warn you that it took longer to take that bus than did my flight from Juarez to Mexico City. You could also catch the Poniente Sur bus. Luggage: Book your ticket per the luggage you will carry. I went on the Volaris page and booked my ticket to have one carry on and two check in bags up to 25 kg each. Altitude sickness is a serious issue. HG develops a climbing profile that will help you acclimatize. You can also arrive early to allow for more acclimatizing time as Mexico City is a bit higher. I also took a medicine called Diamox. Caution, it is a diuretic and makes you more sensitive to sunlight. Protect yourself from the sun. You will be getting almost double the tropical sun when you are on the glaciers and snow. You will get hit from above and from the reflection below. Questions? Feel free to contact me. I also have some climbing experience and a great contact for climbing in the central Andes in Peru. I climbed in 2008 and 2009 getting up to 6,425 meters/21,079 feet on Coropuna.

  • 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.***