Cross-post w/ the Alamogordo Trails Meetup Group. (http://www.meetup.com/Alamogordo-Trails/events/161590452/)
We'll be going up to Ortega Peak via Alamogordo's "A" Trail (Lincoln National Forest T119 (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lincoln/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=34302&actid=51)). 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.
WEATHER is TBA.
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 (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)).
• 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 (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.89716,-105.91852&z=18), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.89716&mlon=-105.91852&zoom=18), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.89716,-105.91852&marker0=32.89716,-105.91852&z=18))