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Tonuco Mountain Hike; Lunch at Sparky's after

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The hike is 6 miles, with about 800 'elevation gain, takes about 5 hours, it's an easy to moderate hike. Getting to the trailhead needs four wheel drive cars. If you have a four wheel drive car and willing to drive, please comment so.

What: Hiking to the top of Tonuco Mountain

When: Sunday March 30, 2014

Meeting Place: KMart: Del Rey and Telshore

Meeting Time: 7:00 am

Difficulty: moderate, ~800 ft elevation gain

Length: 6 miles

Type: off trail, it will be a loop hike

Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Bring: Plenty of water, snacks, sunblock, hat (if needed documentation for border patrol checkpoint on I-25)

Cost: None for hike, but bring money for food, and if you carpool please remember to compensate your driver.

Pets: Yes. Please bring leash and check with other people before unleashing.

After: Lunch at Sparky's in Hatch-Burgers and BBQ ( )

Other: This hike is described in Greg Magee's book Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the El Paso-Las Cruces Area. According to the book and multiple sources, we will see petroglyphs and get to explore a old fluorite mine.

Las Cruces: At 7:00 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. See map (OpenStreetMap ( or Google Maps (,-106.76538&aq=&sll=32.2563,-106.7&sspn=0.015497,0.018582&ie=UTF8&ll=32.351135,-106.768591&spn=0.00774,0.01502&t=h&z=17))

Tunuco Mountain on SummitPost (
Kmart Parking Lot
Hwy 70 & Telshor Blvd, Take I-25, Exit 6 · Las Cruces, NM
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