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Rough and Ready hike

The area is behind Picacho Mountain – south west of the Robledo Mountains. It’s a small range of volcanic hills about 15 miles west of Las Cruces in Dona Ana County. It is BLM land accessible by a well-maintained county road that passes through the Corralitos Ranch. It is well known for rock climbing the deposits of rhyolite tuffs and flows.

The hike is about 3 miles, takes about 3 hours, with about 600 feet of climbing. Besides that part of the hike is off trail, desert terrain traverse, it is a beginner level hike. So, if you can call yourself a hiker, you can probably do this hike. 

Meet us at Fairacres Post Office at 8:00am.


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  • Patti

    Thanks Steve for the beautiful hike. Had fun : )

    1 · November 22, 2014

  • Joseph Y.

    As usual, I do not upload all the photos here. The whole set will be at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jyaroch/sets/72157649425574385/ Note that it takes a couple of hours for them all to upload.

    November 22, 2014

  • Kefaya

    Great hike and joyful company!

    Thanks Steve for organizing this, and thank you Joseph and Jody for the photos :)

    1 · November 22, 2014

    • Joseph Y.

      There will be more photos.

      1 · November 22, 2014

  • Joseph Y.

    Very nice

    November 22, 2014

  • Lu H.

    It was very nice to meet all of you and thank you for helping when I fell (6 times) but who's counting! You'll probably see me again after the new year. Going to MN for the holidays.

    1 · November 22, 2014

  • jody M.

    Fun Hike, Steve. Such a pretty area... Thanks!

    November 22, 2014

  • Lu H.

    It was a good hike and just like its title rough and ready.

    1 · November 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My part time employee to fill in for me could not be here Sat. So, I can't be there.
    Next time

    November 22, 2014

  • Trina H.

    Have to bail, gang. Swollen glands, cough, sore throat . . .Can't do it. Have a great time.

    November 22, 2014

  • Kefaya

    is anybody interested in car pool to the post office?

    November 21, 2014

    • Lu H.

      I'll pick you up shortly after 7:30 am at the corner of Missouri and triviz. I'll be in a grey Nissan Altima

      November 21, 2014

    • Kefaya

      Thank you Lu, I'll be wearing a hat and my back bag :), see you then.

      November 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to cancel. I'm. Sick have fun everyone. :-(

    November 21, 2014

  • steven

    do you want to meet me at milgo

    November 21, 2014

    • Kefaya

      Muchas gracias amigo, I said si to Lu :)

      November 21, 2014

    • Lu H.

      I'll pick you up shortly after 7:30 am at the corner of Missouri and triviz. I'll be in a grey Nissan Altima

      November 21, 2014

  • Trina H.

    Having just removed the last stickers from my hiking tennies worn for the Soledad, off trail hike, would you suggest my less porous, but heavier and stiffer hiking boots or the lighter, but more mesh and porous surface ones for this hike? (NM Ned's a "sticker rating" for hikes. Ha!) Thx. Steve!

    November 21, 2014

  • Trina H.

    Steve .

    November 21, 2014

  • Kathy

    Sorry, I'm not going to be able to go tomorrow after all. Something just came up. Next time. Thanks Steve for organizing.

    November 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will also be meeting on a bike there is it ok tojoin in someones car?

    November 20, 2014

  • Kefaya

    I call myself "Once a year hiker" is that good enough?

    November 19, 2014

    • Kefaya

      Trina... yaaaaaaaaaaaay, show them women power and solidarity :)

      1 · November 20, 2014

    • Trina H.

      Now if our women power can just get us up the hill...ha! Especially since I haven't been working out. . . yikes!

      1 · November 20, 2014

  • Erik T.

    I want to attend this hike. I can bike to the post office but I am hoping someone can let me tag along to the hike.

    November 17, 2014

    • steven

      that should not e a problem

      November 17, 2014

    • steven

      sorry I spelled (be) incorrect

      November 18, 2014

  • Lu H.

    Should I wear boots or are regular hiking shoes ok? What is the downhill portion like

    November 17, 2014

    • Lu H.

      My shoes are pretty sturdy

      November 17, 2014

    • steven

      ok see you saturday

      November 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Climbing?

    November 17, 2014

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