Meet at 8 am at the Fairacres Post Office Parking lot on W Picacho Ave for carpooling.
This is a beginner hike because we will hike part of the loop trail around the mountain so we can take the gentle trail to the peak. This hike is dependent on high clearance car to get to the trailhead. Please let me know if you have this type of car.
Total climb approx 1000 feet and round trip distance is approx 6 miles.
Please bring plenty of water and a snack.
Dress appropriately for the weather and hiking shoes are preferred for the terrain.
DISTANCE is is ~6 mi round-trip
ELEVATION GAIN is ~1000 ft gained.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: Finish by late morning/early afternoon.
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, low-end of intermediate.
TERRAIN rocky, but established trail.
WEATHER is TBA.
AFTERWARDS is TBA.
MEET for carpool at:
Las Cruces: 8:00 am, Fairacres US Post Office on West Picacho Avenue. See map [masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/111196912/geo:32.307971,-106.837224) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.307971,-106.837224&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.307971&mlon=-106.837224&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.307971,-106.837224&marker0=32.307971,-106.837224&z=18))). MORE information:
Map of area (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=32.33082&lon=-106.88457&zoom=15&layers=M)