Another cross-post w/ the El Paso Ridgewalkers. Hike up a canyon of waterfalls, walking along the ridgeline, and coming back down a yellow rock formation.
DISTANCE is ~6–8 miles loop.
ELEVATION GAIN is ~1000–1200 ft.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: Finish by early afternoon.
PET FRIENDLY? Not particularly; be able to host your pet up waterfalls. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a leash).
SKILL LEVEL is NOT beginner friendly. No whiners!
TERRAIN is off-terrain with high desert brush, with some rock scrambling.Please bring appropriate gear.
WEATHER may be windy,
AFTERWARDS we may get lunch; unknown where. Please bring cash.
MEET for carpool at:
Las Cruces: 7:30 am, east of NMSU's Pan Am Center. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.285463&mlon=-106.740997&zoom=18&layers=M) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=32.285463,-106.740997&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=57.772232,39.726562&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16)). 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! Mesquite exit 151 on Interstate 10, on east side of freeway at 7:40 am. Mossman Arroyo Trailhead: ~8 am.