We will park at the trailhead at the west side, and climb to the pass, and come back.
The hike is on well maintained trail. Distance is about 6 mi. in and out.
ELEVATION GAIN is ~800 ft to the top of the pass.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: 3–4 hours. Hopefully finish no later than 1 pm.
PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a leash).LL LEVEL is intermediate. No whiners!
TERRAIN starts in the desert (with no shade), climbs to riparian forest (juniper, etc).
WEATHER call your weatherman before getting into your car.
AFTERWARDS we may get lunch.
MEET for carpool at:
• Las Cruces: 7:30 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/121853462/geo:32.35083,-106.76538) (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)).
• El Paso: Please meet in Las Cruces and/or suggest a location in the comments.
• Baylor Canyon Pass West trailhead: 9:20 am. GPS:[masked]°N,[masked]°W (http://www.meetup.com/las-cruces-hiking/events/121853462/geo:32.39126,-106.61392) (see on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?q=32.39126,-106.61392&z=16), OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.39126&mlon=-106.61392&zoom=16), USGS topo map (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.39126,-106.61392&marker0=32.39126,-106.61392&z=16))