This is an intermediate hike because there will be some bouldering. Steve will lead us up behind the brick house and walk the ridgeline where we will see scenic vistas of the central Organ Mountains and the southern Mesilla Valley.
Bring water, snack, sunscreen, hat, hiking boots are recommended and gloves.
DISTANCE is is ~6 mi round-trip
ELEVATION GAIN is is a few hundred feet.
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 beginner/intermediate.
TERRAIN maintained trail, followed by bush whack/primitive trail up to a ridge
WEATHER is TBA.
AFTERWARDS is TBA.
MEET for carpool at:
Las Cruces: 8:00 am, in/outside Milagro Coffee at Pan Am Plaza. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/116974752/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)) Soledad Canyon Day Use Area trail head: 8:20 am. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/116974752/geo:32.30435,-106.59356) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.30435,-106.59356&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.30435&mlon=-106.59356&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.30435,-106.59356&marker0=32.30435,-106.59356&z=18))