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Las Cruces Dam stroll

With Daylight Savings Time ending, it's unfortunately too dark to continue hiking Picacho Peak/elsewhere. But, there is enough light to keep doing something. The Las Cruces Dam, running north to south from Del Rey Boulevard to East Lohman, is a frequently used walking path in the city that, unlike other walking paths, is sufficiently away from any motor routes.

This is MUCH, MUCH easier than the Turtles & ice cream hikes we had been doing this summer. To make sure you have a workout, I recommend carrying weights, be them dumbbells, rocks in your backpack, or foot/hand weights. I don't think running would be a good idea, but it'd be nice to aim for a brisk pace at 3.5–4 mi/hour.

Started at 6 pm and probably finishing around 8, we'll have a great view of the sunset on the Organ Mountains.

Please bring a flashlight!

DISTANCE is 5.3 mi round-trip.

ELEVATION GAIN is zero, unfortunately

FEES: None.

DURATION: under 2 hours.

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 unbelievably beginner friendly. Please find a way to make it more difficult (weights, etc)!

TERRAIN sandy/rocky path.

WEATHER is TBA.

AFTERWARDS we'll probably get dinner and/or drinks.

MEET at:

Las Cruces: 6:00 pm, south end of Las Cruces Dam near East Lohman Ave. See map (OpenStreetMap or Google Maps).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome, baby and i should be able to hike this with you guys (20lb bagpack with kid shoukd work great for weights right?) way easier than the peaks. But not today, i didn't bring my snickers to work, but I will plan on it for next time.

    October 10, 2013

    • Samat

      @Judith: Yes. I think next week I want to start from the north side (so we actually see the sunset on the organs), and I've yet to figure out where we can park. Will post the event when I figure it out.

      October 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe we can park there next to the eye doctors office, at the tee of del rey and telshore

      October 11, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    We should get a big tree trunk, something around 200 lbs. and 8ft long, and get the group to carry it. I'd be down for that!

    1 · October 10, 2013

    • Ryan C.

      lol, sold!

      October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Stop it bith of you!!! No carrying stuff!!! LOL! ^^

      1 · October 10, 2013

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