This is a cross posting of El Paso Hiking Group event hosted by Carol Brown. The cross posting is for the convenience of hikers from Las Cruces. The description followed is a direct copy-n-paste from Carol's original posting on El Paso Hiking Group Website.
From I-10 take exit #162 Anthony/Chaparral/NM404 drive east for 4.2 miles; and turn left and drive thru a gate (open and close it); go 2/10th mile and pull into a flat parking area on the left.
We will start out on the Sierra Vista Trail North and then go off trail and hike to the top of North Anthony Peak. (Not to be confused with Anthoy's Nose which is in Tom Mays Park area.)
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult Distance: Six to seven miles round trip
Hike time: around five hours
Bring: gloves, long pants, recommended, gaiters helpful, at least three liters of water, snacks, sturdy hiking boots, sunblock, hat
Other: The hike starts on an old jeep trail for about two miles, then we take off to the west and head off trail thru a drainage canyon up to a saddle, and hike the ridge north up to the top. We will be dodging cacti and stickery plants, some rock scrambling.
Interesting fact: North Anthony Peak is the highest peak in the Franklin Mountains in New Mexico. There is a panoramic view from the top.
Contact Person: Carol Brown[masked]
Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating with EP Hiking Group activities. The organizers of EP Hiking Group and EP Hiking Group are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated with any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity