Wheeler Peak

Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
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Wheeler Peak is the highest point in New Mexico (13,161 ft).

Both the drive (5 hours one way) and trail (~16 mi roundtrip) are far, so the tentative plan is to leave Las Cruces by 2 pm on Friday, car camp (free) at the trailhead at ~7 pm, and start the hike the next morning (Saturday) by 6 am. A few people will head home immediately after the hike, the rest will stay the Saturday night and head home Sunday morning. Please specify what you'll be doing.

The trail climbs some 3700 ft, and scenic over mountain ridges. Other hikers have suggested it takes 7 hours, and the trails are well-traveled. The trail is not as strenuous as it is long.

Meet at:

Las Cruces: FRIDAY at 2:00 pm at K-Mart on US 70. El Paso: FRIDAY at 1:15 pm at [Unsure: where's a good place to park vehicles overnight?]. From there, head to Las Cruces—we'll figure out the remaining carpool issues there to minimize the number of vehicles going. Note: your organizer is not meeting here, please self-organize! More information: http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=593... (http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=5937), and maps of the area are here http://www.summitpost.org/wheeler-peak-nm/1... (http://www.summitpost.org/wheeler-peak-nm/150429).