Cross-post w/ Carol and the El Paso Hiking Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/El-Paso-Hiking/events/114217352/) (sorry for the late notice! is late notice the best notice?):
What: We will hike up Mars Canyon to the Ridge, hike south along the ridge and down into Ladera Canyon, then over the saddle into Achenbak Canyon and back out to the cars.
When: Saturday April 20, 2013
Meeting time: 7:00 AM Departing promptly at 7:15 AM
Hiking distance: Six miles +/-
Difficulty: moderate to difficult; uphill climbing, some rock scrambling
Hiking time: 6 hours +/---includes breaks and lunch time
Elevation gain: 800' + feet
Type: half off trail, half on trail This hike is in the Organ mountains
Bring: 4-5 liters of water/other liquids, snacks, sack lunch to eat on the ridge, sturdy hiking boots,
Alternate meeting place: Corner of Dripping Springs Road and Soledad Canyon Road; or at the Achenbak trailhead
MEET for carpool at:
Las Cruces: 7:30 am, in/outside Milagro Coffee at Pan Am Plaza. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/geo:32.287339,-106.745122) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.287339,-106.745122&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.287339&mlon=-106.745122&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.287339,-106.745122&marker0=32.287339,-106.745122&z=18)) El Paso: 7:00 am, I-10 and Redd Road Kohl's, in the south end of the parking lot near Starbucks. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/geo:31.865651,-106.576615) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=31.865651,-106.576615&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=31.865651&mlon=-106.576615&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=31.865651,-106.576615&marker0=31.865651,-106.576615&z=18)).