I reserved a group campsite at Elephant Butte State Park, overlooking the lake, for 9/12-9/13.
Saturday morning is the Balloon Regatta over the lake. I plan to get up for that, break camp, and then head up into the Black Range in the afternoon to hike a part of the Crest Trail. I've never done this before, and I know no one in the hiking group, but thought I'd invite others along. If anyone is interested, send me an email at [masked] I'd ask that you chip in for the campsite ($30 total for the night) and bring food to share.