The city of Las Cruces has built a walking path from Triviz Path (along Interstate 25) to the La Lorna Trail (along the Rio Grande). This Tuesday, we'll walk along this hiking path.
We did this earlier in December, and it worked well. I'd like to aim this as an exercise to keep a 4 mph pace, but in reality we didn't go much faster than 3.5 mph.
The path is a paved asphalt path, so please leave your hiking boots at home and bring your walking/running shoes instead. Your knees will thank you.
Instead of getting ice cream after, we'll get it before. We'll meet at Baskin Robbins at 5:30 pm, and head over to the Kohl's parking lot around 6:00 pm. From Kohl's, we'll hike the connector trail to the Rio Grande. It's some 10–11 mi to the river at this point along a paved trail (it is unlighted, so bring a flashlight. There's some ambient light so it is likely you do not need it.)
DISTANCE is 10 mi, out and back.
ELEVATION GAIN is negligible.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: Finish by late night, 8–9 pm.
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 reasonably beginner friendly.
TERRAIN is a level, paved cycleway/walkway. You can walk it in the dark w/ your eyes closed!
WEATHER is mid-40s, cloudy. Please dress warmly (you can always take things off).
AFTERWARDS Nothing. We'll meet for ice cream beforehand.
MEET for carpool at:
5:45 pm, Kohl's (Triviz and US 70), parking lot south of store. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.344362&mlon=-106.768538&zoom=18&layers=M) or Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/rgw6c)).