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Soledad Canyon

Whether you call yourself a hiker or not, most likely, you have been to the waterfall in the Soledad Canyon/Bar Canyon day use area.

This is an easy hike that most hikers can handle.

The weather forecast says it's going to be sunny. So, no worries about getting rained on. That's the up side of the desert, which you can count on most of the time.

Bring at least 3 liters of water, sunscreen, hat, and snacks.

DISTANCE is about 4 mi. round-trip

ELEVATION GAIN is ~500'.

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

DURATION: Finish by late morning.

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 beginner/intermediate.

TERRAIN maintained trail.

WEATHER is sunny and hot. It is going to be in the higher 90s as high. So, bring plenty of drinking water

AFTERWARDS LUNCH with alcohol to wash it down? Anyone?

MEET for carpool at:

Las Cruces: 8:00 am, in/outside Milagro Coffee at Pan Am Plaza. GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map)

Soledad Canyon Day Use Area trail head: 8:20 am. GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map)

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  • Karen Snodgrass N.

    Terrific hike! Big thanks to Steve for organizing it. Enjoyed meeting everyone, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of you next Saturday.

    July 20, 2014

  • Traci

    Our fearless leader, Steve, did a fantastic job. Scenery was incredible...fellow hikers super nice...note to self: don't wear red shirt ever again....all winged creatures thought I was a flower...was "dive bombed" the whole hike!:). At least it kept the rest of the group laughing!!

    1 · July 20, 2014

    • Traci

      Aw, jeez, Roberta, and I missed the best part....burgers at the High Desert Brewery! Well, my new family member, 10- week old Alfie, who I had to leave to

      July 20, 2014

    • Traci

      rescue from the animal shelter, are now enjoying our first chilled Chardonnay together. I'll catch you guys next time!!

      2 · July 20, 2014

  • Victoria W.

    Great hike and great group! This was my first hike with the Jornada Hiking Club, and I will definitely do more. Good location, good leader, and super people! Thanks to all!

    July 20, 2014

  • Traci

    Hey guys, sorry for the late RSVP...looking forward to a new adventure!

    July 19, 2014

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