Past Meetup

Franklin Mountains Ridge Hike, Scenic Drive to Transmountain

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Franklin Mountains

Scenic and Transmountain · El Paso, TX

How to find us

Meet-up spot will be at the east side parking lot of Smugglers Pass at 6:15am

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Details

This will be a difficult and strenuous day hike starting at Scenic Drive and hiking along the mountain ridge all the way to Transmountain Drive, a hike of about 8 miles over a rocky, sometimes narrow, and lechuguilla strewn ridge both on and off trail. There is a lot of rock scrambling on this hike. We will set up a car shuttle between Scenic and Transmountain.

This outing is limited to eight hikers in good physical condition who are not afraid of heights and able to maintain a reasonable hiking pace. We will have to carry a minimum of 1 gallon of both water and sports drinks as well as our food and energy snacks for the hike. I will cancel and reschedule the hike if there are high winds or rain. Call or text me for approval. [masked]

Agave lechuguilla......"shin daggers"

MEET-UP AT 6:15 AM ON SATURDAY MORNING AT SMUGGLERS PASS ON TRANSMOUNTAIN. WE WILL LEAVE SEVERAL CARS THERE AND THEN CARPOOL TO SCENIC DRIVE FOR THE START OF THE HIKE.