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Hiking

Sign-up for September hikes begins Wednesday, November 1st, 8:00 AM at Frank O'Brien Papen Center, 304 Bell Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001. See you then!


December 7th, Thursday
Baylor Pass to Aguirre Springs campground.

Moderate +. 6.5 miles 1000+ elevation gain. Start at Baylor climb 3.5 mi. to pass, then descend 3mi to Aguirre Springs. This hike must be completed, as we will be dropped off at one side of the mountains, and picked up on the other. Pack a lunch and two liters of water. Departing Meerscheidt at 8:00 am pick up at Aguirre 2:30 pm. Cost $5.00


December 14th, Thursday
Aden Crater

Easy + up to 3 miles little elevation gain. Sharp surfaces, careful footing and good balance. More exploratory than hiking. Departing Meerscheidt at 8:00 am, pack a lunch and at least two liters of water, NO guaranteed return time. Cost $15.00


December 21st, Thursday
Our Christmas Annual! Picacho Peak

Difficult. 4 miles up and back- 1400 foot elevation gain. Some walking through sandy arroyos. This is a short but harder hike. Quick steep climbs. Let’s do a White Elephant exchange at the top! Keep gifts under $15.00 and hiking related. The exchange is NOT required, but should be fun! Pack a snack/lunch and two liters of water. Departs from Meerscheidt at 8:00 am. NO guaranteed return time. Cost $5.00


December 28th, Thursday
New Hike! Cox Peak

Difficult + hike due to length, rough footing steep ascents and descent. Elevation gain of 1500 ft. You need to have completed difficult hikes with us before to register for this one. Departing Meerscheidt at 8:00 am, pack a lunch and at least one liter of water, NO guaranteed return time. Cost $15.00