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Sotol Forest Loop Hike

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Join hiking legend, Carol Brown, on a 7-miles loop hike beginning at the Roundhouse off MLK Jr. Blvd. You will walk the Roundhouse, Boulder Dash, Sotol Forest, Rock Shock and Mad Cow trails. While on the Sotol trail, you will see a “Cyclone”, a special piece of mining equipment used to separate fine and coarse rock materials. These trails are some of the most beautiful in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains. Bring 3 to 4 liters of water, snacks and a sack lunch to eat on the trail. Meet at the Roundhouse trailhead 3-miles north of the Patriot Freeway on MLK Jr. Blvd. (MAP) For more information, contact Carol Brown, 915-630-1424.

A “Hydrocyclone”

A “Hydrocyclone”

Cyclones are used in mineral applications such as in hard rock and precious metals processing because they control what size of ore exit a grinder called a ball mill. They operate on the principle of centrifugal force.

Learn more about hydrocyclones:

Hydrocyclone working principle

“Hydrocyclone” on Wikipedia

Earlier Event: October 26
Chamizal Cultural Festival
Later Event: November 2
Kilbourne Hole Volcanic Crater

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