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Last minute training hike: Sierra Vista Trail

  • Jan 3, 2015 · 12:00 PM

Late notice (the best notice?)! I'll be doing a training hike from 12 pm–6 pm this afternoon.

Goal is to walk the Sierra Vista Trail, starting at the Soledad Canyon trail head, south to the Mesquite/Mossman Arroyo trail head, keeping a brisk 2.5 mph pace. The total distance is 14 mi, so if we start at 12 pm we should finish by 6 pm.

You must be able to keep pace if you're doing this hike. Since it is an out-and-back hike, if you're unable to keep pace, you can turn around at your own leisure.

Please bring: headlamp (if we got stuck out there in the dark), warm jacket, 1 Gal water (or however much you think you need for 14 mi).

DISTANCE is ~14 mi, out-and-back.

ELEVATION GAIN is negligible.

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

DURATION: Finish by early evening.

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 as beginner friendly as walking 14 mi can be.

TERRAIN is relatively well-maintained, rocky/gravel trail. Up and downs as it goes through arroyos.

WEATHER is abundantly sunny. Why are you staying indoors!

ROAD CONDITIONS: is paved the entire route.

AFTERWARDS we may get dinner somewhere.

MEET for carpool at:

• Las Cruces: 12:00 pm, Sierra Vista trail Soledad Canyon trail head. GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map)

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  • Pauline M.

    Yes nice conditioning hike. Enjoyed it.

    January 4, 2015

  • Samat

    Great hike! We need to do events like this more often. We walked near 7 mi w/out significant breaks, keeping a 3 mph pace. It slowed a bit after that, haha. Total: 14.12 mi, 992 ft elevation change http://runkeeper.com/user/tamasrepus/activity/490572391

    January 4, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Hike!! Enjoyed it !!!

    January 3, 2015

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