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San Antonio Hot Springs - 2.5 Maybe 3 Hour Long Soak
Let's hike to San Antonio Hot springs and have a good 2.5 hour long soak. It will be little bit less than two mile of hiking on an old forest road. Elevation gain is ~650 ft. The last 0.2 miles are very steep. Your knees will hurt. It is very steep and hiking poles would help a lot on this section. This section will probably be icy, so microspikes and hiking poles will help tremendously. We hike at fast pace. We will meet in Rio Rancho at Home Depot at the North-West side of the parking lot and arrange carpool. We will leave at the posted time, so please be on time. It is 80 miles away and several miles are on forest road so vehicles will need car wash. You have to have a normal facial profile photo and profile name unless you already hiked with me before. Required Items to bring: • Swimming suit and big, very big towel. • Some money donation for the driver. • No drugs or any opioids, please. • Food and lots of water. You have to hydrate while in the hot spring. • Hiking shoes and sandals for walking around hot spring. There are sharp and cold rocks. • It will be cold in morning when we start hiking, so bring down jacket, gloves, something to keep your ears warm. Still, it will be sunny, so bring a big hat to keep sun off of your head. • Extremely friendly dogs welcome. It's weekend, so there will be other people with dogs. Some dogs like hot springs, too.

The Home Depot

7700 U.S. 550 · Rio Rancho, Ne

What we're about

Here's a place where you can meet other backpacking enthusiasts! Join us on backpacking trips, meet other backpackers, discuss gear, find those "favorite" trails and have fun out there with others who enjoy the activity as much as you do!

Backpackers of all ability levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. We encourage anyone who's thought about backpacking to give it a try. Our trip descriptions will always include the level of difficulty, so you can decide whether it's the right trip for you or not. And what a great place to get advice if you're just starting out!

During the season (April thru October) we'll schedule 3 or 4 trips per month (and sometimes more) and we'll even work in a few trips during the months of March and November. Out of necessity the majority are weekenders. From time to time we schedule longer trips (3 or 4 days or more). During the winter we'll also plan a few backpacking trips along with some skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing trips. Over this past season we scheduled over 50 backpacking trips and a couple "get to know everyone" cookouts! You can also check our message board for someone who might be planning a trip. So you've got a lot of opportunities to get out there and hit the trail!

Our Waiver & Release Form can be found here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SVvrscIOlutklR39n8ythg6fHYW_rQQR/view?usp=sharing

and a signed copy is required before participating in any of our trips or events.

Please read our RSVP Policy which is found in our "Pages" (http://www.meetup.com/newmexicobackpackers/about/) section, and while you're there why not go ahead and read the entire page. There's a lot of useful information in there that our members should know!

Have any questions? Email the organizer, Bob F!

We hope you decide to join our group!

WHAT'S NEW?

With the continued growth of our group we're looking for additional assistant organizers to plan a few trips or people who just want to organize a single trip during the season. If anyone is interested please contact the group organizer (Bob F) for all the details!

It's been one heck of a trip so far!!!

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