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This is a key swap event with El Paso hikers. The idea is: hikers from El Paso group start at Ski Resort, hike along the ridgeline, come down at Three Rivers Campsite. The group from Las Cruces (us) goes up from Three Rivers Campsite, ends up to Ski Resort. The two groups meet in the middle and swap car keys. We drive the cars back to Alamogordo after the hike, meet at "Can't Stop Smoking BBQ", get BBQ and swap keys back.
Again, if you sign up on this event on the Las Cruces site, you are going to start hiking with us at Three Rivers Campsite, and go up the mountains. If you want to come down the mountains, please go on and sign up at El Paso group same event (http://www.meetup.com/El-Paso-Hiking/events/223971057/), and start your hike at Ski Resort at Ruidoso.
This is a one way hike, about 14 miles, with about 6,000' of elevation gain, and the fact that most of the 14 miles is in high altitude certainly does not work to your favor either. It's going to be a hard day. Bring 6 liter of water, headlamp just in case needed.