The course will be held on Monday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 8AM to 4:30PM. Lunch will be 30 minutes long, so bring your own lunch. Meet on the first day at the BLM office on 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM. MAP There will be a 2-hours in-class introduction. The rest of the course will be at Dripping Springs Natural Area and surrounding areas.
You will hike on relatively easy trails and in off-trail settings. Come prepared with hiking shoes, water, snacks, lunch, sun protection, and appropriate clothing. Keep an eye on the weather. In April, we are transitioning into summer, so the temperatures might be wildly different.
There will be an option to camp overnight. There is no tuition fee for this course.
For more information, contact the course leader, Daniella Barraza, Park Ranger, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and Prehistoric Trackways National Monument at the BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, 575-525-4487.