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Pine Tree Loop

Pine Tree Loop in Aguirre Spring State Park is a well maintained trail. It's 4 miles, 1000' elevation gain. Beautiful trees. The best view spots of Rabbit Ears, Sugar Loaf. It's a hike pretty much for everybody. The hike takes about 3 hours, factor in drive time, we should be back in town by noon.
Meet at the K-mart parking lot on Del Ray, close to I-25 & I-70 at 8:00am. If you are coming from Alamogordo side, meet the group at trail head at 8:30am.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking to join your adventures! I live near T or C and have 3 small dogs that I hike and backpack/camp with and before commiting I wanted to know if your club is pet friendly.

    December 16, 2012

  • Yubao

    Nice snow!

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK, it looks like we're gonna give it a try.

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The weather forcast for Friday morning is Thunderstorms, high winds, and rather cool. The east side of the Organs is notorious for worse weather than the Las Cruces side as well. I am thinking about cancelling the hike, but may wait until morning to re-evaluate and decide if it is worth it. If you are planning on going, check this hiking announcement comment string for any updates in the morning, before leaving home.

    December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yubao, thanks for posting this for me. I did this trail twice in the past week and really enjoyed it. It is easy to moderate. The trail is fairly well maintained, and almost like climbing stairs in some parts. My GPS actually logged it as 4.5 miles from the parking lot, and about 1000 ft elevation gain. The views up close to the back side of the Organ Mountains, as well as the Tularosa Basin below are indeed very nice. We'll go past huge boulders and then get up amongst the pine trees. I have room for a few folks to piggyback on my annual pass to Aguirre Springs, otherwise there is a $5 per vehicle entrance fee. There are actually two entry points for the trail. We will start from the one near the bigger parking area, which is the second entry point as you follow the looping road. It has been a bit chilly, so wear some layers you can peel off as the morning and elevation progress. I also recommend at least 2 liters of water, even in this cooler weather.

    December 12, 2012

    • Yubao

      I have an annual pass also, and can take a 3 in my car.

      December 12, 2012

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