The What: Hiking to the top of Tonuco Meeting Time: 9:am
Length: approx 5 miles
Type: off trail, it will be a loop hike
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Bring: Plenty of water, snacks, sunblock, hat, Sack Lunch to eat on top
We may stop at the Ft Selden winery
Other: We will see a stunning canyon with colorful rocks, an old mining area, and a superb view from the top of the mountain.
This hike is described in Greg Magee's book Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the El Paso-Las Cruces Area.
This hike is off trail, bring good boots and trekking poles. The weather will be hot this Saturday (80 °F), so also bring more than enough water and sunblock. Lots of interesting rocks, petroglpyhs, etc in the area.
Las Cruces: At 9;m, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.35083&mlon=-106.76538&zoom=17&layers=M) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=32.35083,-106.76538&aq=&sll=32.2563,-106.7&sspn=0.015497,0.018582&ie=UTF8&ll=32.351135,-106.768591&spn=0.00774,0.01502&t=h&z=17)).
Tunuco Mountain on SummitPost (http://www.summitpost.org/tonuco-mountain/336278)