The Las Cruces group will be departing from Kmart at 7:30. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to arrange carpooling. If you are not meeting the group at Kmart please state in the comments where you will be meeting the group.
This is a cross post with the Alamogordo Hiking group:
Rain date adjustment!
We'll try again for this exceptional drainage!
Plan on a longer, harder hike.
It is possible to stop short of the top... wait for the group to return back down the canyon...
Not for beginners...
Off trail ...Class ll Canyoneering..
Bring lots of food and drink...
...gloves are handy...
Oliver Lee charges a fee to park ...
Folks should read the hike Descriptions carefully... make sure you are on a hike you will enjoy!
So... a blend of easier... and Difficult!
In general, most of our hikes tend to be harder than the norm... off trail... steep... but using going some great places!
Feel free to inquire about specifics...
Afterwards: We may go to lunch somewhere in Alamogordo.
Please do not apply perfume, colognes, scents of any kind or you will be asked to hike 30 feet to the rear of the group.
If you are a guest of the United States (i.e. non-citizen), there is a US Customs & Border Patrol checkpoint demarcating passage to/from what the ACLU calls a "Constitution-Free Zone" (http://www.aclu.org/national-security_technology-and-liberty/are-you-living-constitution-free-zone). If this bothers you, please donate to the ACLU (https://www.aclu.org/donate/join-renew-give) and harass your congress critters (http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml); otherwise please bring appropriate documentation of your entry into the US (passports, visas, etc—you know better what you need than we do). Group hikes are not the place to make a stand for your civil liberties.
***Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating in Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club activities. The organizers of Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club and the Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity.***