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Achenbach Canyon and/or Las Cruces Tour de Beers

I am changing the hike for this Meetup to Achenbach canyon, instead of Mars Canyon, as with the amount of rain we have had, it will be difficult to climb parts of the trail in Mars Canyon. Achenbach canyon, also has a couple of normally dry waterfall, so hopefully we will get to see some running water  (and not on the trail). This will be an out and back hike on a moderate trail. 

The road to Achenbach trailhead can be very rocky, I recommend a higher clearance vehicle (can be made with lower just take it slow). Afterwards,I am heading to the Las Cruces Tour de Beer at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. You can choose to only hike, to hike and attend beer festival, or just attend beerfest. If you are no planning on attending both the hike and beerfest, please comment on which event you will attend.  

When: Sun, Aug 17

Where: Milagro coffee for a carpool at 8:00, or at the trail head for Achenbach canyon at 8:30. (if you carpool please compensate your driver.) Please comment on where you will be meeting the group.

Distance: ~4-6miles

Duration: ~2-3 hours. The pace will not be too fast, and the group will take short breaks as necessary.

Elevation gain: ~[masked]ft

Terrain: Rocky trail with some scree, but most of hike will be on maintained trails. 

Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate. 

Pets: Pets are allowed in this area. Please check with others before unleashing you dog, as some hiker can be uncomfortable with dogs off leash.

Please Bring: Water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, gloves, hiking poles (for areas with scree), etc.

Afterwards: I am heading to the Las Cruces Tour de Beer. Advance tickets can be purchased (and I have been told they have sold out in years past), see website for more information: http://www.lascrucestourdebeer.com/.

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  • Raena

    Was a good day! Please post any pictures you would like to share!

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am new here, i dont knok if you are going to the tour beer too! please could you let me know where is the meeting to go there if you are going? , i live in campus! Many thanks.

    August 17, 2014

    • Raena

      Omar, I have already left. the festival. there are a couple people still there, but might be hard to find them. Next time call or text my number below, on the day of.

      August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    we did mars canyon anyway, incoming photos

    August 17, 2014

  • Bert V.

    about 130 several of us will b there

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am heading over in the next hour...I will just randomly ask people if they belong to the hiking group. :-)

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will miss the hike, but will make the tour de Beer. Any specifics on meet up, time. TIA

    August 16, 2014

    • Raena

      I am planning on heading directly to beer fest, hoping to get there at opening (noon) or soon there after.

      August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope I can carpool w/ someone? My Civic isn't so good off road.

    1 · August 16, 2014

    • Raena

      We'll figure out carpooling at milagros. If not enough higher clearance vehicles, we can park on the road and walk to trailhead.

      August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to exploring this area...will be bringing my dog. He's my faithful hiking companion

    August 16, 2014

  • Raena

    I will have limited internet access this week, so if you have any questions or comments, please phone/text me at[masked]

    August 15, 2014

  • Raena

    I'm probably going to change the location of this hike to Achenbach canyon (same trail head, same meeting times and places) because of all the rain I believe the two usually dry waterfalls in Mars canyon will be difficult to climb. Will update later.

    August 15, 2014

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