Let’s beat the heat and meet at 7:30 am in the Kmart parking lot for carpooling. We’ll hike this two mile discovery loop and a more difficult trail to the top of the hill. The Chihuahuan Desert is largest of the North American deserts. It spreads over a vast area of over 200, 000 square miles. Join us and explore a small part of the Chihuahuan Desert here in Las Cruces – 935 acre desert park. This site is topographically and biologically diverse. The Park encompasses a small section of the Doña Ana Mountains. We’ll have spectacular views of the Organ Mountains, San Andres Mountains and the Jornada Basin. We’ll see desert plants, an array of invertebrates and perhaps some animals.