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Las Cruces Dam stroll

With Daylight Savings Time ending, it's unfortunately too dark to continue hiking Tortugas Mountain. But, there is enough light to keep doing something. The Las Cruces Dam, running north to south from Del Rey Boulevard to East Lohman, is frequently used walking path in the city that, unlike other walking paths, is sufficiently away from any motor routes and gives you a good view of the sunset and the Organs.

This is MUCH, MUCH easier than the Turtles & ice cream hikes we had been doing this summer. To make sure you have a workout, I recommend carrying weights, be them dumbbells, rocks in your backpack, or foot/hand weights. I don't think running would be a good idea, but it'd be nice to aim for a brisk pace at 3.5–4 mi/hour.

Afterwards, Baskin Robbins has dollar scoop night—child-size scoops are $1, and full-size scoops $1.50 for all sorbets and ice creams. Make sure to burn enough calories to earn yourself a cone if you decide to join.

Please bring a flashlight!

This may become, like Turtles & ice cream, a recurring thing if it works out. We can do it till it gets too cold or dark (another 1–1.5 months).

DISTANCE is ~5 mi round-trip.

ELEVATION GAIN is zero, unfortunately

FEES: None.

DURATION: under 2 hours.

PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a proper leash), and if you'd like to unleash, ask others before you do so.

SKILL LEVEL is unbelievably beginner friendly. Please find a way to make it more difficult (weights, etc)!

TERRAIN sandy/rocky path.

WEATHER is TBA.

AFTERWARDS we'll take advantage of Baskin Robbin's Dollar Scoop Night.

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  • Yubao

    A stroll for all levels of hikers.

    November 7, 2012

  • Silvia V. L.

    I don't think I'll be able to make it after all either, but I'll try.

    November 6, 2012

  • Samat

    @Carol Thanks for letting us know! @Jessica Unfortunately when I attempt to change the map for the location, it doesn't stick… I've updated the event post w/ links to maps. Heading west, away from the mountains, there's a cement road BEFORE Albertson's you can turn onto and go up to find the parking lot.

    November 6, 2012

  • Carol E.

    Wanted to let everyone know, I will not be there tonight, something has come up.
    Carol

    November 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone. So we will all park behind albertsons and meet there? Thanks . Sounds like fun tonight.

    November 6, 2012

    • Yubao

      @Jessica, there is a parking lot at the south end of the Dam.

      November 6, 2012

  • Yubao

    Silvia has found out that the map is wrong. The parking lot is behind Albertson's and Office Max, on the EAST side of I-25, instead of on the WEST side. As a matter of fact, if you enlarge the map, you will be able to see the Dam Trail on the map.

    November 1, 2012

  • Silvia V. L.

    An easy evening stroll will be very nice! Looking forward to it.

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad you're getting something for us ols folks. There will be two of us from El Paso. Looking forward to it.

    October 26, 2012

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