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 (http://sparkysburgers.com/)
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)
Tunuco Mountain on SummitPost