Cross post w/ the El Paso Ridgewalkers.
What: A hike at Three Rivers
When: Saturday April 28, 2012
Type: on trail, an out and back hike
Difficulty: moderate to difficult
Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Distance: 6-8 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:[masked] feet
Meeting time: 6:45 AM leaving promptly at 7 AM
Meeting place: Northeast Walmart--Patriot Freeway and Transmountain Road.
Meet in front of the garden center but out by transmountain road.
Fee: there is no fee, but if you carpool help with gas.
Bring: water, snacks, sack lunch, dry shoes-sock-clothes to change into after the hike if you should fall into the stream.
Contact Person: Carol Brown[masked]
Other: It is about a two and a half to three hour drive from El Paso to the trail head. We will plan to hike the first 3-4 miles of the trail and return. There will be a lot of stream crossings. Three Rivers is located off Hwy[masked] miles north of Tularosa, NM and then 13.5 miles east on a well maintained gravel road.
Las Cruces: 7:30 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: 6:45 am, Walmart at Transmountain/US 54 at the west-most parking lot towards US 54. See map (Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=31.897292,+-106.439618&aq=&sll=31.897353,-106.435947&sspn=0.001806,0.001269&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16)). Note: your organizer is not meeting here, please self-organize! Trailhead: Three Rivers Campground. See directions above and map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=33.40203&mlon=-105.88291&zoom=17&layers=M) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.40203,-105.88291&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=60.246331,42.626953&t=w&z=17)).