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White Sands Balloon Festival

  • Sep 15, 2012 · 6:00 AM
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Early morning drive to White Sands to see liftoff of hot air balloons. Liftoff is at 7 am. Meet at Kmart at 6 am. Meet at Backpacker Loop Trailhead at 7:00 am, if not coming from Las Cruces. I think dogs are allowed but they need to be on a leash.

Plan on hiking Backpacker's Loop, 2 miles while watching the balloons lift off across the park. Dependent on time maybe do another short hike in the park or some sledding. Be back to Las Cruces by 11 or 12.

http://www.white-sands-new-mexico.com/hot_air_balloon_invitational.htm

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  • A former member
    A former member

    AAnyone planning on going tomorrow where and when do you want to meet

    September 15, 2012

  • renee s.

    i'd rather go sunday and see the balloons lift off at /over white sands. if anyone else is interested let me know so we can coordinate. thanks.

    September 14, 2012

  • Raena

    We saw the balloons from the distance this morning and did two of the hiking loops this morning. Was cool (~45 degrees) at 7 am. Hope y'all see more balloons tomorrow. Park opens at 6am tomorrow.

    September 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan on going on sunday too so we should meet up on sunday let me knoe

    September 14, 2012

  • Raena

    Well that sucks. I can't go on Sunday. So I am going to leave everything the way it is. I am sure that we will see be able to see the balloons from the park and we will get a short hike in.

    September 14, 2012

    • Raena

      I can't go on Sunday, but if someone else want to organize maybe other people might want to go on Sunday instead.

      September 14, 2012

    • Samat

      Hrm, I was going to go myself, alone, on Sunday… guess I'll schedule another event in case anyone else wants to come.

      September 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saturday the balloon take off isn't scheduled at white sands anymore. http://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm

    I'll be there, hopefully I'll see you all there. There's the Tularosa Wine & Music festival happening afterwards.

    September 14, 2012

  • Raena

    No, we are meeting at the Kmart on Hyw 70 and Del Ray. I think if you click on the blue link above (Kmart parking lot) it will take you to a map.

    September 13, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thanks see you then

      September 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which k mart lot are we meeting at is it off paseo dr. ?

    September 13, 2012

  • Raena­ changed the location for this Meetup

    September 11, 2012

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