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Ridge Behind Prehistoric Trackways Exploratory

Many of you may have been to the Prehistoric Trackways, now part of the Organ Mountains and Desert Peaks National Monument. But for most of you, the rolling hills behind that area has yet to be explored.

Sometime yesteryear, a couple of us ventured into that area. We found a cave, and there were signs of ancient human dwelling. We found some fossils. We climbed to the ridge.

This time we would like to go back there again, do some more exploring.

Expect around 1000' of elevation gain, total distance of 4-5 miles. As the nature of the hike is off trail and exploratory, the difficulty level would be somewhere moderate leaning towards difficult.

The hike is expected to end in early afternoon.

It should make an interesting weekend outing.


DISTANCE 4~5 miles

ELEVATION GAIN less than 1000'

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

DURATION: Finish by late morning/early afternoon.

PET FRIENDLY? yes

SKILL LEVEL average.

TERRAIN  - a little rocky so hiking boots are preferred.

WEATHER is sunny with bit clouds, high in the mid 40s.

AFTERWARDS  up for a vote

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great meeting you all. I had a lot if fun!

    1 · January 25, 2015

  • Liz

    Sorry not going to make it.

    January 23, 2015

  • steven

    will it be ok if I change the meeting time to 9:00 let me know,thanks, steve

    1 · January 23, 2015

    • allen d.

      Good for me, also

      January 23, 2015

  • steven

    dose any one want to hike in the snow????.

    January 22, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to bow out to attend a memorial service...next time.

    January 23, 2015

  • Victoria W.

    9am for the hike is fine with me.

    January 23, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK with me, Can we still be done by 12 ish?

    January 23, 2015

    • steven

      most likely

      January 23, 2015

  • Richard J.

    Sounds very interesting. Too bad I have to work on Saturdays, maybe later you can have a Sunday trip.

    1 · January 23, 2015

  • Lu H.

    I'd like to bring my maltipoo Bogie. It just takes him a few minutes to adjust to new dogs but he's harmless just has "Napoleon complex"

    January 22, 2015

  • Lu H.

    I'd love to but I fall down enough without adding the snow element but let me know if you do go.

    January 22, 2015

  • Joseph Y.

    At that time I will be taking my son to ELP, on his way to Chicago. However, I would like very much to go to this area sometime.

    January 20, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring Zia dog if no one objects.

    January 20, 2015

    • steven

      no problem

      January 20, 2015

    • Victoria W.

      I don't know--she might be too sweet for us. :)

      January 20, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    this sounds like fun! It will be my first Meetup with the group. So I look forward to meeting you all :)

    January 20, 2015

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