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Cookes Peak Day Hike, Cookes Range, NM

Western Outdoor Adventures
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Apr 14 6:30AM - 5:00PM

What we'll do
Cooks Peak 8,408 feet, is an unforgettable landmark peak located northeast of Deming, NM in Luna County. Visible for miles along I-10, the peak is noted for its spite summit.

What to bring
Day-hike gear, water, high energy snacks, hiking poles, gloves, long pants and shirt recommended. There are no water sources along the route. Always take the 10 essentials: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-dWiUFgVP/pages/23821057/The_10_Hiking_Essentials/ Check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly.

Important to know
Hike Rating: Strenuous, the last 1/8 mile before reaching the summit consists of rock scrambling on an exposed steep slope that you must be able to negotiate.

Length: 5 mile round-trip, in and out along the same trail

Elevation Gain/Loss: 2,300 feet

A high clearance or 4-wheel drive vehicle is needed for this hike. There are 14 miles of dirt road with the last 3 miles being extremely rocky.

There are no fees associated with this outing.

Participants should be in good physical condition to attend this outing. Folks with an underlying medical condition should avoid moderate and strenuous outings. Participants who RSVP yes also agree to the Release of Liability statement: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-dWiUFgVP/about/

On all outings we hike together and support each-other as a group/team, with the leader in control and making the decisions. We stop, rest, eat, etc. together. No one will be allowed to hike ahead at any time. If you are unwilling to comply with this please do not sign up for any outings within this meetup group.

How to find us:Meetup at 6:30 at the west EP Starbucks/Kohls parking lot. We will leave EP at 7 and drive to LC to pick-up any hikers at the Ramada Inn rear parking lot off of I-10. If you carpool with someone please contribute to the gas expense.

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