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That Dam stroll

While out of Daylight Saving Times, it's too dark to hike Tortguas Mountain, Picacho Mountain, or elsewhere during the week. But we should do something anyway!

The Las Cruces Dam, running north to south from Del Rey Boulevard to East Lohman, is frequently used as a walking path in the city that, unlike other walking paths, is sufficiently away from any motor routes.

The route is absolutely level (no elevation gain/loss), so you are encouraged to make the hike more difficult by carrying weights, a backpack, etc. The city live surrounding the dam is a good view, and usually lets you do this hike without a light. Hikers are encouraged to bring a light anyway, just in case.

DISTANCE is 5.3 mi round-trip.

ELEVATION GAIN is absolutely zero.

FEES: None.

DURATION: about 2 hours.

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 unbelievably beginner friendly. Please find a way to make it more difficult (weights, etc).

TERRAIN sandy/rocky path.

WEATHER typically doesn't matter; we hike rain or shine. Check the weather report from the NWS for the forecast at that location.

AFTERWARDS we may go get dinner and/or drinks. The usual location is Farley's on Nacho and Foothills.

MEET at:

• Las Cruces: 6:00 pm, south end of Las Cruces Dam near East Lohman Ave. GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map)

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  • Sasha

    Yes, beautiful night and great company. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend everyone!

    2 · February 20, 2015

  • Trina H.

    It was a fun stroll! Thank you Sasha for keeping these going. It was a beautiful night!

    3 · February 20, 2015

  • Ines G.

    Thank you everyone for the fun walk. Thanks Sasha for all your help. Hope to see everybody again. Have a great weekend!

    2 · February 19, 2015

  • Andy S.

    Leg hurting. I'm gonna ride my bike.

    February 19, 2015

    • Andy S.

      Need to rest my leg up for Sunday Needle hike.

      February 19, 2015

    • Sasha

      Good idea! Get better... :)

      February 19, 2015

  • Ines G.

    I'm from El Paso and I'd love to hike with you guys. I'm not really familiar with Las Cruces. Would anyone be willing to meet me somewhere else so I can just follow to the hike place? Thanks!

    February 18, 2015

    • Ines G.

      Hi Sasha. I messaged you. Hopefully you got my message. Either way, if you still up, I'll meet you at Starbucks at 540. Thanks so much

      February 19, 2015

    • Sasha

      Hi! I didn't get it but I messaged you my #

      February 19, 2015

  • Andy S.

    Running as usual.

    1 · February 16, 2015

  • Andy S.

    I can lead.

    February 12, 2015

  • Chris

    Thank you Sasha!! Have fun in ABQ.

    February 12, 2015

    • Sasha

      Thanks! :)

      February 12, 2015

  • Chris

    No Dam Stroll tonight - February 12th? Thank you.

    February 12, 2015

    • Sasha

      No sorry! Swamped w/ work & driving to ABQ tonight. Next week though yes :)

      February 12, 2015

  • Andy S.

    Anyone want to run with me? I'll be running from North gate to meet with group, run back to N gate then catch up with the group, walking the rest.

    February 10, 2015

    • Trina H.

      I would run on days other than Tues and Thurs. Right niw those are intense workout days for me with 230 class.

      February 10, 2015

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