• Tortugas Mountain Wake-up Hike

    Sunset Parking Lot

    A morning beat-the-heat hike! Come meet us at Tortugas Mountain (aka "A Mountain", because it has a big "A" on it). It's an urban mountain with many, many hiking trails to explore. Imagine the refreshing moment of overviewing the city with cool morning breeze in the shade at the mountain top. It's a nice and quick workout to begin a day, and we will hike mostly in the shade (because we are early enough:)

    Route
    We will hike "Straight up" - This is the northern of the two trails on the west side of the mountain facing the city. It medium rocky terrain, medium incline. It is the quickest way up the mountain and reaches the observatory at the top.

    QUICK REFERENCE

    Distance - About 2 miles

    Elevation Gain - Approximately 800 ft to the top of Tortugas Mountain.

    Fees - None

    Duration - 1 hour

    Pet Friendly - Yes, if your dog(s) follow the rules and the pace of the group.

    Skill Level - moderate

    Terrain - loose, steep mountainside

    Weather - Nice

    What You Should Bring--Water, sunscreen, snacks, etc.

    Miscellaneous

    Medical Concerns - This hike might be strenuous at times. If you are unsure for any reason please consult your physician before attempting any of our hikes.

    Late Arrival -- Expect arrival 5 minutes early (6:55). We will start the hike on time.

    See you soon!

    ***Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating in Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club activities. The organizers of Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club and the Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity.***

  • Sagecrest Park Trail Walk

    Location visible to members

    Sagecrest Park Trail is an easy urban paved trail almost 2 miles long that follows the north fork of the Las Cruces Arroyo and the dam. Desert landscape with bat houses and burrowing owl habitat marked along the path. It ends near Veterans Memorial Park. Parking is on the street alongside Sagecrest. Will walk to end of trail, then return. Total distance about 3 miles. Optional 1 mile extension on dirt path. Bring the usual you may want: hat, sunglasses, water, sunscreen, bug spray. It is open, sunny, no shade. Meet at the trailhead at the back of the park. Be ready to mask if this urban trail is busy. Otherwise keep a mindful distance from each other. Robert will be co-hosting this and lead the walk in my absence

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  • Stull salolek park

    Stull/Solapek park

    The park is on the left.

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  • Sapillo Campground, Gila National Forest

    Milagro Coffee Y Espresso

    We will drive to the campground, hike the surrounding trails, and do a picnic/barbeque afterwards. Please dress to the weather, bring a raincoat(in case of passing shower), and anything you would like for the outing. If you are carpooling, please compensate the driver for gas, wear and tear of the vehicle. Feature of the hike: cool air and nice time with nature lovers. Looking forward to meeting you!
    For reference of the area:
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=1987

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  • Tortugas Mountain Wake-up Hike

    Sunset Parking Lot

    A morning beat-the-heat hike! Come meet us at Tortugas Mountain (aka "A Mountain", because it has a big "A" on it). It's an urban mountain with many, many hiking trails to explore. Imagine the refreshing moment of overviewing the city with cool morning breeze in the shade at the mountain top. It's a nice and quick workout to begin a day, and we will hike mostly in the shade (because we are early enough:)

    Route
    We will hike "Straight up" - This is the northern of the two trails on the west side of the mountain facing the city. It medium rocky terrain, medium incline. It is the quickest way up the mountain and reaches the observatory at the top.

    QUICK REFERENCE

    Distance - About 2 miles

    Elevation Gain - Approximately 800 ft to the top of Tortugas Mountain.

    Fees - None

    Duration - 1 hour

    Pet Friendly - Yes, if your dog(s) follow the rules and the pace of the group.

    Skill Level - moderate

    Terrain - loose, steep mountainside

    Weather - Nice

    What You Should Bring--Water, sunscreen, snacks, etc.

    Miscellaneous

    Medical Concerns - This hike might be strenuous at times. If you are unsure for any reason please consult your physician before attempting any of our hikes.

    Late Arrival -- Expect arrival 5 minutes early (6:55). We will start the hike on time.

    See you soon!

    ***Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating in Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club activities. The organizers of Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club and the Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity.***

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  • Sagecrest Park Trail Walk

    Location visible to members

    Sagecrest Park Trail is an easy urban paved trail almost 2 miles long that follows the north fork of the Las Cruces Arroyo and the dam. Desert landscape with bat houses and burrowing owl habitat marked along the path. It ends near Veterans Memorial Park. Parking is on the street alongside Sagecrest. Will walk to end of trail, then return. Total distance about 3 miles. Optional 1 mile extension on dirt path. Bring the usual you may want: hat, sunglasses, water, sunscreen, bug spray. It is open, sunny, no shade. Meet at the trailhead at the back of the park. Be ready to mask if this urban trail is busy. Otherwise keep a mindful distance from each other. Robert will be co-hosting this and lead the walk in my absence

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  • Stull salolek park

    Stull/Solapek park

    The park is on the left.

  • Railroad canyon in the Gila mountains

    Old Kmart Parking Lot

    The trail starts out as a road, but large rocks at the trailhead prevents cars from driving on it. This trail is relatively flat and flanked by lots of tall trees. The trail has several easy stream crossings; whether or not there is water depends on the season and precipitation over the last several months. After about 1.75 miles, you come to a junction with trail #129 through Gallinas canyon. Remaining on the trail other canyons join the one you are in as you continue your slow pace up the hill. We can decide how far we want to go at each point on the trail.
    THERE IS POISON IVEY ALONG SOME PARTS OF THE TRAIL SO PLEASE WHERE LONG PANTS, OR HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    This about a 3 to 4 hour hike.
    Bring a lunch and plenty of water.
    There is a paved road to the trailhead.
    PLEASE HELP THE DRIVER WITH GAS.
    Approx. 100 miles and about 1-1/2 drive.
    Please have a full tank of gas before you meet us at K-mart eat breakfast and coffee before you arrive.

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  • Tortugas Mountain Wake-up Hike

    Sunset Parking Lot

    A morning beat-the-heat hike! Come meet us at Tortugas Mountain (aka "A Mountain", because it has a big "A" on it). It's an urban mountain with many, many hiking trails to explore. Imagine the refreshing moment of overviewing the city with cool morning breeze in the shade at the mountain top. It's a nice and quick workout to begin a day, and we will hike mostly in the shade (because we are early enough:)

    Route
    We will hike "Straight up" - This is the northern of the two trails on the west side of the mountain facing the city. It medium rocky terrain, medium incline. It is the quickest way up the mountain and reaches the observatory at the top.

    QUICK REFERENCE

    Distance - About 2 miles

    Elevation Gain - Approximately 800 ft to the top of Tortugas Mountain.

    Fees - None

    Duration - 1 hour

    Pet Friendly - Yes, if your dog(s) follow the rules and the pace of the group.

    Skill Level - moderate

    Terrain - loose, steep mountainside

    Weather - Nice

    What You Should Bring--Water, sunscreen, snacks, etc.

    Miscellaneous

    Medical Concerns - This hike might be strenuous at times. If you are unsure for any reason please consult your physician before attempting any of our hikes.

    Late Arrival -- Expect arrival 5 minutes early (6:55). We will start the hike on time.

    See you soon!

    ***Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating in Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club activities. The organizers of Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club and the Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity.***

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  • Sagecrest Park Trail Walk

    Location visible to members

    Sagecrest Park Trail is an easy urban paved trail almost 2 miles long that follows the north fork of the Las Cruces Arroyo and the dam. Desert landscape with bat houses and burrowing owl habitat marked along the path. It ends near Veterans Memorial Park. Parking is on the street alongside Sagecrest. Will walk to end of trail, then return. Total distance about 3 miles. Optional 1 mile extension on dirt path. Bring the usual you may want: hat, sunglasses, water, sunscreen, bug spray. It is open, sunny, no shade. Meet at the trailhead at the back of the park. Be ready to mask if this urban trail is busy. Otherwise keep a mindful distance from each other. Robert will be co-hosting this and lead the walk in my absence