This is a beginner/intermediate hike. It’s approximately 6 miles. Bring water, snack, sunscreen, hat, hiking boots are recommended and gloves. Dripping Springs area does not allow pets. $5 fee/car or Federal land pass. 8am at Milargo Cafe for carpooling or 8:30 at the trailhead.
DISTANCE is is ~6 mi round-trip
ELEVATION GAIN is is a few hundred feet.
FEES: $5/vehicle, paid at the trailhead If you have a Federal Lands Pass, please bring them; they are accepted here.
DURATION: Finish by mid to late afternoon.
PET FRIENDLY? No; pets are not allowed in Drippings Springs Natural Area.
SKILL LEVEL is reasonably beginner friendly.
TERRAIN maintained trail.
WEATHER is TBA.
AFTERWARDS potluck at La Cueva Picnic Area. See comments.
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/116975202/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)) Fillmore Trail head: 8:30 am. See map:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/116975202/geo:32.33502,-106.59935) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.33502,-106.59935&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.33502&mlon=-106.59935&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.33502,-106.59935&marker0=32.33502,-106.59935&z=18))