Cross post w/ the El Paso Ridgewalkers.
In and out of the canyon is relatively easy, difficult is moderate if you climb up the canyon and hike down the ridgeline.
DISTANCE is ~4 mi round-trip.
ELEVATION GAIN is TBA.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: Finish by lunch.
PET FRIENDLY? Yes, if you don't climb. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a leash).
SKILL LEVEL is unknown.
TERRAIN includes sand, rock, and an ankle-high crossing of the Rio Grande. If you have water shoes, bring them.
WEATHER should be clear.
AFTERWARDS we may stop by Blue Moon Bar (Radium Springs, NM). Cash only.
MEET for carpool (leaving sharp at the times posted) at:
Las Cruces: 7:40 am, 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)). El Paso: 7:00 am, I-10 and Transmountain Road Shell. Meet and park at the gravel parking lot to the west of the gas station. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=31.907703&mlon=-106.581483&zoom=18&layers=M) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=31.907703,-106.581483&aq=&sll=31.907128,-106.581379&sspn=0.001874,0.001261&ie=UTF8&ll=31.9077,-106.581931&spn=0.001874,0.002693&t=h&z=19)). Note: your organizer is not meeting here, please self-organize! Interstate 10, Doña Ana exit 9, 7:55 am.