Alamo Peak trail-Atkinson Field trail-Rim trail


Crosspost w/ Carol/El Paso Ridgewalkers:

What: Alamo Peak trail-Atkinson Field trail-Rim trail--a loop hike
When: Saturday August 25, 2012
Where: Cloudcroft area, the Sacramento Mountains
Type: On trail--a 9-10 mile loop
Difficulty: Difficult
Hiking time: 6-7 hours +/-
Meeting place: Walmart Neighborhood Market on Hondo Pass. Meet in the southeast corner of the parking lot.
Meeting time: 6:45 AM Leaving promptly at 7 AM
Fee: no fees, but help with gas if you carpool
Bring: four liters of water, a sack lunch to eat lunch on the trail, other snacks, hat, sunblock, sturdy hiking shoes, a bottle of water to leave in the car to drink after the hike, rain poncho in case of afternoon shower
Other: We start at the top of Ala mo Peak and hike down hill losing 2000 feet in three miles, then we climb
1600 feet in 1.6 miles on the Atkinson Field Trail, the Rim trail is rolling. WEATHER has a 40% chance of thunderstorms. Bring rainwear.

MEET for carpool at:

Las Cruces: 7:00 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. See map (OpenStreetMap ( or Google Maps (,-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 Neighborhood Market at Hondo Pass at the southeast corner of the parking lot. Note: your organizer is not meeting here, please self-organize! Cloudcroft: 8:30 am, outside Alsups convenience store.

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