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Indian Hollow Trail is the little-known trail at Aguirre Springs. While it has official BLM trail markers, it is not otherwise maintained by them. The well-trod part of this trail will take you to the base of Sugarloaf Peak; if you continue, it turns into a hearty bushwhack up and over the ridge line.

The plan for this hike is to stay on the well-trod portion, going out and back as far as the group feels comfortable. Please plan for 5–6 mi, bring WATER (it's sad I need to remind people), appropriate footwear (boots; please leave the sandals at home), etc.

We're starting this hike at a relatively late 9 am—if you've been complaining about hikes being too early, then stop complaining and come to this one!

DISTANCE is ~5–6 mi out and back (you can turn around at your option), possibly further if people are up to it.

ELEVATION GAIN is ~1000–1500 ft gained.

FEES: $5/vehicle, paid at the trailhead If you have a Federal Lands Pass, please bring them; they are accepted here.

DURATION: Finish by 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 *NOT* beginner friendly. No whiners! But if you're new to hiking you can handle it.

TERRAIN is relatively well-maintained dirt and gravel trail. There may be some wash-outs from the heavy rains of the past summer.

WEATHER is TBA.

AFTERWARDS is TBA.

MEET for carpool at:

• Las Cruces: 9:00 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.35083,-106.76538&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.35083&mlon=-106.76538&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.35083,-106.76538&marker0=32.35083,-106.76538&z=18)).

• Aguirre Springs Group Picnic area: 9:30 am. Please don't meet here unless you know where it is.

MORE information:

• GPS track (coming soon)