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Lookout Peak hike to annular eclipse view

I realize this is last-minute, but it occured to me that there is an AWESOME hiking opportunity for Sunday afternoon... as you probably know there is an annular eclipse happening, the path of 'annularity' goes NW to SE through NM and clips the Ruidoso area. To stand on a high mountain at eclipsed sunset and watch a large portion of the 'eclipse shadow' over White Sands would be once-in-a-lifetime view. Realize this venture would require hiking back in the moonless (duh) night and require carrying a good light source (2 to be safe) + GPS for returning.
Anyone interested? Best to contact me directly[masked] Bert Verstraete

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  • David

    Samat, call Bert. We've been coordinating by phone.

    May 20, 2012

  • Samat

    If anyone is meeting in Ruidoso, I recommend meeting at the Shell gas station at the bottom of the mountain (intersection of NM 48 and NM 532); we have cell phone service there, unlike the trailhead. They also have good burritos in case anyone wants to eat dinner on top of the mountain.

    May 20, 2012

  • David

    Meet where in Ruidoso? Any carpooling?

    May 19, 2012

  • Samat

    Just to check the times -- we meet in Ruidoso at 3:30 pm? It takes some 1.5-2 hours to climb from Ski Apache to Lookout Mountain if you're not in fantastic shape.

    May 18, 2012

  • Cesar G

    Ah man... we postponed Mothers day with the in-laws since we were out of town last weekend. If I can get out of getting together with the in-laws, I'm me there.

    May 18, 2012

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