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Tortugas Mountain full moon stroll

Tortugas Mountain (aka "A Mountain", because it has a big "A" on it as seen from NMSU/Interstate 25) is an urban mountain with many, many hiking trails to explore.

In case you missed wandering around in the dark from Tuesday’s Turtles & ice cream hikes, this is a chance to get to do it one more time!

Planned route is to walk around the base of Tortugas Mountain, counterclockwise, climb the “rock slide” maintenance road up, then take the road down back to our cars.

Please bring a flashlight/headlamp and good shoes.

DISTANCE will be ~6 mi.

ELEVATION GAIN will be ~1000 ft

FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!

DURATION: 2–3 hours.

PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a proper leash).

SKILL LEVEL is intermediate, because we'll be going up the "rockslide".

TERRAIN is up-and-down loose, rocky trail as well as steep mountainside.

WEATHER should be clear.

AFTERWARDS Baskin Robbins does not have it's dollar scoop night on Monday, but we may think of something.

MEET at:

  • Las Cruces: 6:00 pm at Tortugas Mountain's Sunset Parking lot. See map.

MORE information:

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  • Raena

    A beautiful night. The sunset was very colorful, and we got to see the moon rise three times, once over the Organs and twice over different areas of the Tortugas. The moon was amazing as it first came over the Organs. The company was also very nice.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun, i won't be back until tuesday. Thanks for being such great welcoming bunch :)

    October 24, 2012

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  • Samat
    Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Raena
    Co-Organizer
  • Yubao
    Co-Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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