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 Meetup group, this is what they have to say:
"Open to All! I have received a bunch of requests from the gentleman and so we are opening this to everyone who wants to attend .
After meeting within the park (which does charge a $5 entry fee per car) we will head over to the Lawson Springs drainage and gently ascend. At the top, we will circle over to the Lawson Steppes that some of you became acquainted with on the introduction to canyoneering and use that as our descent. And if that's not enough for you, we'll head over to the main Canyon and play in there for a while.
Lawson Spring is not much more difficult than the Steppes but it is longer and remember you will be coming down the Steppes rather than the trail. Bring plenty of fluids.. long pants and long sleeves are advised as well as gloves.
As always, each event is at attended at your own risk. By signing up you are proclaiming that you promise to blame no one for anything.
Questions? fling me a text or call[masked] or contact me through Meetup. Mary T"
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.***