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Ortega Peak

Cross-post w/ the Alamogordo Trails Meetup Group.

We'll be going up to Ortega Peak via Alamogordo's "A" Trail (Lincoln National Forest T119). I may continue and do the entireity of the T119 myself for a total of 10 mi, depending how I'm feeling…

DISTANCE is 7.5–10 mi

ELEVATION GAIN is ~3100 ft gained.

FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!

DURATION: Finish by early to mid 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!

TERRAIN is (mostly? sort-of?) well-maintained trail. Not much shade.


AFTERWARDS we may get lunch in Alamogordo somewhere.

MEET for carpool at:

• Las Cruces: 7:45 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map).

• Alamogordo: 9:00 am, outside the 10th Street far east fire station in Alamogordo (near the forest trailhead for T119). GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map)

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  • Joe

    See ya at trail. If anyone from El Paso joins in I'd be happy to carpool.

    February 20, 2014

  • frank m w.

    I signed up for a hike with NM Wilderness Alliance last year for this same day. See u next weekend.

    February 19, 2014

  • michal

    This also opens up the chances to explore the caves in the "A" Bluffs... the slot canyon formation: Leah's Lair... and the old Gold Mine, along with the local peak!

    February 19, 2014

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