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     When you order
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                                                                              HISTORICAL PARK
     any other offer.       any other offer.            Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic
  One coupon per table                             One coupon per table       Site, is located 32 miles northeast of El
         per visit.                                       per visit.
  Offer expires 8/31/09.                           Offer expires 8/31/09.     Paso in El Paso County. It was obtained
                                                                              from the county by special deed on June
                                                                              12, 1969, and by purchase of 121 addi-
         5.00                                       $
                                                      10.00                   tional acres in 1970. This site was opened
                                                                              to the public in May of 1970. This 860.3-
         OFF                                          OFF                     acre park is named for the large natural
                                                                              rock basins or "huecos" that have fur-
     Your Total                                     Your Total                nished a supply of trapped rain water to
        Bill                                           Bill                   dwellers and travelers in this arid region
                                                                              of west Texas for millennia.
    When you order                                    When you order              A unique legacy of lively and fantastic
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    any other offer.                                  any other offer.        rock paintings greets the visitor at the
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        per visit.                                        per visit.          "tanks." From Archaic hunters and for-
 Offer expires 8/31/09.                            Offer expires 8/31/09.     agers of thousands of years ago to rela-
                                                                              tively recent Mescalero Apaches, Native
                                                                              Americans have drawn strange mytholog-
                                                                              ical designs and human and animal fig-
                             Let our advertisers know                         ures on the rocks of the area. The site's
                                                                              notable pictographs also include more
                                                                                                                              Hueco Tanks is the perfect spot for
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                                                                                                                              The free concerts take place from 6 to 8
55                                                                            home games costs $7 for adults and $5 for       p.m. every Friday through Aug. 28. Held at
                                                                              children. For a schedule of games or more       the Arts Festival Plaza, adjacent to the
                                                                              information, visit www.elpaso-patriots.         Plaza Theater and El Paso Museum of Art,
                                                                              com or call 771-6620.                           Alfresco! Fridays’ seventh season will fea-
                                                                                                                              ture jazz, classic rock, reggae, blues and
                                                                                         MUSIC AND MORE                       more. A free film showing from 8 to 10
                                                                                  Music Under the Stars, now in its 26th      p.m. at Cleveland Square, across from City
                                                                              season, provides the El Paso community          Hall, follows each concert. For a schedule
                                                                              the chance to hear the sounds of the world      of artists and more information, visit
                                                                              without leaving the Borderland. Sponsored
                                                                              by the City of El Paso Museum and               grams.asp or call 541-4481.
                                                                              Cultural Affairs Department, Music Under           Music on the Patio at La Viña Winery
                                                                              the Stars features performances by interna-     in La Union, N.M., gives winery visitors
                                                                              tionally-acclaimed and local artists.           the chance to enjoy live music on select
                                                                              Through Aug. 16, the free concerts take         Saturdays and Sundays through October.
                                                                              place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Sunday        Admission to the shows, which take place
                                                                              at the Chamizal National Memorial. For a        from 1 to 5 p.m., is free. Picnics are
                                                                              schedule of artists and more information,       allowed, but beverages must be purchased
                                                                              visit          from the winery. For a schedule of per-
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HIT THE ROAD Continued from Page 15D                On pictograph tours, guides lead visi-      Sept. 30), 8 a.m. during the winter (Oct. 1-
                                                tors to various areas of the site, showcas-     April 30)
than 200 face designs or "masks" left by        ing examples of pictographs representing           The site includes both self-guided and
the prehistoric Jornada Mogollon culture.       three distinct cultures. Guides also pro-       guided-only areas. Self-guided (North
Hueco Tanks was the site of the last            vide information about the site's geology,      Mountain) access is limited to 70 persons
Indian battle in the county. Apaches,           flora, fauna, and history. All tours subject    at one time. There is an annual orientation
Kiowas, and earlier Indian groups camped        to guide availability.                          program for visitors.
here and left behind pictographs telling of         Pictograph tours: Wednesdays-                  Pets are only permitted in the camping
their adventures. These tanks served as         Sundays by advance request.                     area, picnic area, and main parking lots.
watering places for the Butterfield                 • 9 a.m., 11 a.m. during the summer         Pets are not allowed on backcountry trails
Overland Mail Route.                            (May 1-Sept. 30)                                or on tours. Bikes are permitted on desig-
    The site includes a historic ranch house        • 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the win-     nated paved roads only. Firewood and
that serves as the park's interpretive cen-     ter (Oct. 1-April 30)                           charcoal are prohibited.
ter, and ruins of a stagecoach station.             Bouldering and hiking tours:                   Directions: The park can be reached
Activities include picnicking, camping,         Wednesdays-Sundays by advance request           by traveling 32 miles northeast of El Paso
hiking, rock climbing, birding, nature              • 9 a.m., 11 a.m. during the summer
study, viewing of prehistoric and historic      (May 1-Sept. 30)                                              See Page 17D, HIT THE ROAD
pictographs, stargazing, slide shows, and           • 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. dur-
guided tours.                                   ing the winter (Oct. 1-April 30)                The White Sands National Monument
    Tours are free with paid entry to the           Birding tours: Third Sunday of each         Balloonfest makes for interesting pho-
site.                                           month 7 a.m. during the summer (May 1-          tos.

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                            HIT THE ROAD Continued from Page 16D
                            on Montana Ave. (U.S. Highway 62/180)
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                            CARLSBAD CAVERNS
                            NATIONAL PARK
                               Take a walking tour through the
                            world’s largest underground chambers
                            and see nature’s eeriest creations.
                               The caverns open at 8:30 a.m. daily,
                            and the last elevator down leaves at 5 p.m.
                            Or you can walk to the main caverns
                            through the natural entrance - last walk-in
                            is 3:30 p.m. Plan 3.5 hours for a walk-in
                            tour, 1.5 hours for Big Room tour. Cost is
                            $6 adults, $3 children (ages 6 to 15) and
                            free (ages 5 and under). For an extra fee
                            visitors can go on a ranger-guided tour of    Carlsbad Caverns is acclaimed to be
                            the King’s Palace, Papoose Room,              one of the largest and most beautiful
                                                                          cavern systems in the world.
                            Queen’s Chamber and Green Lake Room;
                            reservations are required for the guided      ile formations on the floor, walls and ceil-
                            tours. call: 1-800-967-2283.                  ing can be damaged by persons straying
                               A restaurant is located at the visitor     from the trails.
                            center and a Lunchroom is located in the          Each evening from about May through
                            cavern by the elevator. You can always        October, visitors can watch the sunset
                            bring your own food as there are picnic       spectacle of clouds of bats flying out of
                            areas. There are restaurants in the local     the cave entrance.
                            communities listed above.                         Directions: The park is about 160
                               Pets are not allowed in the cavern.        miles east of El Paso, off the Carlsbad
                            There is a kennel at the visitor center.      Highway (U.S. 62-180).
                               To ensure that your tour of Carlsbad
                            Cavern is a comfortable, enjoyable and        WHITE SANDS NATIONAL
                            safe one, you are asked to follow some
                            important rules and recommendations.
                                                                              The sparkling white gypsum dunes are
                            Wear low-heeled, non-skid shoes for
                                                                          a popular summer attraction, especially in
                            walking on the paved cave trails, which
                                                                          the evening when the shadows grow long
                            are sometimes steep and slippery. Use
                                                                          and temperatures cool quickly. The sum-
                            handrails where available. Take along a
                                                                          mer park schedule includes a daily Sunset
                            jacket or sweater to keep warm in the con-
                                                                          Stroll at 7 p.m. and an evening program at
                            stant cool 56° F temperature of the cave.
                                                                          8:30 p.m.
                            Stay on trails. Beyond the trails are steep
                                                                              Full moon nights are a special sum-
                            drop offs where you could fall and injure
                                                                          mertime treat because the reflected moon-
                            yourself. There are also unlighted pas-
                                                                          light is so bright. the park stays open a lit-
                            sages where you could get lost. Also, frag-
                                                                          tle later and special ranger programs are
                                                                          scheduled. There are moonlight bicycle
                                                                          tours on these nights. Fee: $5 per person,
                                                                          $2.50 per person for 16 and under and
                                                                          Golden Age Passport holders. Advance
                                                                          registration is required.Call (505) 679-
                                                                              Lake Lucero tour auto caravan leave at
                                                                          6 p.m. to the source of the gypsum that
                                                                          forms the graceful dunes. Only 30 vehi-
                                                                          cles are permitted, so call for reservations.
                                                                          Fee: $3 per person, $1.50 per person for
                                                                          16 and under and Golden Age passport
                                                                              Directions: White Sands is 15 miles
                                                                          southwest of Alamogordo on U.S. 70.
                                                                          Visitors center - open all year from
                                                                          5/25/02 to 9/2/02, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 9/3/02
                                                                          to 5/23/03, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed
                                                                          Christmas day. Fee: $3 per person (17 and
                              SITTING BULL FALLS: A spectacu-             older).
                              lar 38-mile paved and gravel route to
                              a large spring-fed desert waterfall         RUIDOSO
                              and the wooded high country of the             In the summer, it’s a break from the
                              Guadalupe Mountains. In the hot
                              desert foothills around Carlsbad, you
                                                                          heat. In winter, it’s the nation’s southern-
                              don’t expect to find a 100-foot water-      most ski resort. And it’s only two hours
                              fall. However, this drive leads to not      away from El Paso.
                              only such a waterfall but a stream-            Fall is special with its golden aspen,
                              side oasis and pine-covered moun-
                              tains.                                                     See Page 18D, HIT THE ROAD

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     HUBBARD MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST: The Hubbard Museum of the American West, located in Ruidoso, N.M., is one of the most respected museums in the
     state, housing an extensive permanent collection and ever-changing schedule of shows and activities. The Hubbard Museum houses the Museum of the Horse and the Anne
     C. Stradling Collection and is affiliated with the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Featuring a magnificent collection of carriages, wagons, saddles, fine art and Indian artifacts,
     the role of the horse in the American West is highlighted in great detail. The museum is also home to the Ruidoso Downs Race Horse Hall of Fame, a tribute to the people
     and horses who have made Ruidoso Downs Race Track the world's most renowned Quarter Horse track. In the above photo, “Free Spirits at Noisy Water" a landmark Dave
     McGary bronze installation of seven larger-than-life horses graces the entrance to the museum. 505-378-4142.

                                                snowboarding. More than 100 instructors
HIT THE ROAD Continued from Page 17D            for skiing or snowboarding are available.
summer is colorful with abundant wild           There is separate rental shops for ski and
flowers and winter has its sparkling blan-      snowboarding. Snowmaking equipment
ket of snow.                                    keeps the slopes in tip-top form during the
    There are several pleasant picnic           ski season.
places along the route; beside Eagle               Directions: Located about 125 miles
Creek, at Windy Point with a large park-        north of El Paso, take U.S. 54/Patriot
ing area and observation point, or Oak          Freeway and follow signs for Alamogordo
Grove with tables and restrooms. At Oak         and later Ruidoso.
Grove during early mornings, elk may fre-
quently be heard bugling, especially in the     CLOUDCROFT
fall.                                              Playland of the four seasons,
    Ski Apache boasts New Mexico’s only         Cloudcroft is nestled high in the southern
Gondola. Ski Apache’s top elevation is          Rockies, surrounded by more than a mil-
11,500 feet with a 1,900 vertical drop.         lion acres of national forrest.
There are 11 lifts (1 gondola, 2 quads, 5          Here, you can do as much or as little as
triples, 1 double and 2 surface) 55 trails      you like. Activities range from tennis and
(20% beginner, 35% intermediate, 45%            golf (on two of the nation’s most outstand-     A storm develops over the white gypsum dunes at White Sands National
advanced). The entire area is open for                         See Page 19D, HIT THE ROAD       Monument.

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HIT THE ROAD Continued from Page 18D         dations epitomize the Cloudcroft tradition
                                             of open friendliness and warm hospitality.
ing - and highest - courses) to horseback       Directions: Located about 100 miles
riding, hiking, camping and fishing.         north of El Paso. Take U.S. 54/Patriot
Winter activities include snowmobiling,      Freeway and follow signs for Alamogordo
ice skating, cross country and alpine ski-   and later Cloudcroft. Information: (505)
ing or tubing.                               582-2733.
   Entertainment and music, parades and
street dances, arts and crafts fairs round   OLD MESILLA
out a long list of annual events. A wide        The largest town between San Diego
range of shops, restaurants and accommo-     and San Antonio before the railroad
                                             passed it by in 1881, Mesilla, N.M., has
                                             retained its appearance and character as a
                                             19th century center of the Southwest.
                                                The town plaza was the site of the offi-
                                             cial celebration in 1854 of the Gadsden
                                             Purchase. Mesilla also served as a stage-
                                             coach stop on the Butterfield Trail, and
                                             was the place where Billy the Kid was         Step back in history in Old Mesilla. Stroll the tree-lined plaza while browsing the
                                             sentenced to hang. Many of the adobe          quaint shops and galleries.
                                             buildings, some dating back to 1850, have
                                             been exquisitely restored.                    Alamogordo, follow signs to Space             to modern scholars. Why did the Pueblo
                                                Dozens of shops and galleries, scenic      Center. Center hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.        Indians who dug their homes out of the
                                             San Albino Church, the Fountain Theatre       daily. Admission: $2.50 plus tax for          cliff walls in the 13th century abandon
                                             and historic restaurants await visitors.      adults, $2.25 seniors, military $2 youth 6-   them only a few decades later? The
                                                Directions: Take I-10 west to Las          17 years. Free 5 and under. Information:      dwellings are in the middle of the majes-
                                             Cruces, take the Mesilla exit, turn left,     (800) 545-4021 or (505) 437-2840.             tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of
                                             take Avenida de Mesilla (N.M. Highway            IMAX Theater showings are 10 a.m.,         the largest wilderness areas.
                                             28) about a mile.                             12, 2, and 4 p.m. every day. Evening triple       The slow mountain road between
                                                                                           feature Friday-Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets:      Silver City and the dwellings takes about
                                                                                           $5.50 adults, $5 seniors and military;        1.5 hours. Long trailers are advised to
                                             ALAMOGORDO SPACE CENTER                       $4.50 youth 13-17 years; $3.50 youth 6-       come up the back way via N.M. 152 and
                                                Home of the International Space Hall       12 years; free for 5 and under. Evening       35.
                                             of Fame and the Clyde W. Tombaugh             shows are 50 cents extra.                         Directions: The dwellings are located
                                             Space Theater, the Space Center’s attrac-                                                   about 225 miles northwest of El Paso.
                                             tions include a simulated Mars room, the      GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS                          Take I-10 to Deming, N.M., then turn
                                             rocket sled used in early space program                                                     northwest on U.S. 180 to Silver City.
                                             research and various other space exhibits.    NATIONAL MONUMENT                             Information: (505) 536-9461.
The International Space Hall of Fame         The Tombaugh Theater features both              Forty-four miles north of Silver City
includes a simulated Mars room, a            planetarium and Omnimax shows.                on windy N.M. Highway 15, the cliff
                                                                                                                                                       See Page 20D, HIT THE ROAD
rocket sled and other space exhibits.           Directions: Take U.S. 70/54 through        dwellings pose one of the great mysteries

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                                              Cool off in the refreshing waters of
                                           Elephant Butte State Park. A reservoir,
                                           Elephant Butte is operated by the U.S.
                                           Bureau of Reclamation, and covers
                                           38,000 acres. It is the largest body of
                                           water in the El Paso region.
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                                                    DRIVING DISTANCES
                                                      FROM EL PASO IN MILES
                                            Albuquerque, NM............................266
                                            Carlsbad Caverns, NM ...................110
                                            Cloudcroft .......................................100
                                            Hueco Tanks.....................................32
                                            Las Cruces .......................................40
                                            Old Mesilla........................................40
                                            Ruidoso, NM...................................125
The Gila Cliff Dwellings....                Tucson, AZ .....................................327
                                            White Sands
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Take a hike, experience the charms of the high desert
                                         McKITTRICK CANYON                               North McKittrick Canyon, or south into
                                             McKittrick Canyon is one of the most        South McKittrick Canyon. About a mile
                                         diverse ecosystems you'll hope to find. It's    after gaining the top, you'll hike down the
                                         in the southern-most tip of the Guadalupe       canyon, passing the trail that leads to 6
                                         Mountains, in Guadalupe Mountains               wonderful campsites beneath a canopy of
                                         National Park, which is surrounded by the       trees. The trail slowly loses a few hundred
                                         northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert.         feet as it slopes down to the Tejas Trail,
                                         Leaving the McKittrick Canyon Visitor's         which turns north to Dog Canyon (on the
                                         center, the first four miles are an easy        New Mexico border), or south toward
                                         stroll up into the canyon, where the            Pine Canyon, the main campground for
                                         ecosystem begins changing from desert           the park. From simple trails that wander
                                         scrub, to sugar maple, live oaks, a clear       along mountainsides, to near-climbs up
                                         running stream, and well populated by           ridges; to the hike itself up Guadalupe
                                         deer, javalina, turkey, even the occasional     Peak (highest point in Texas); this remote
                                         bear. About four miles in, you'll come to       park offers just about everything – but
                                         the Pratt Cabin, a wonderful stone house        water, which you must tote yourself.
                                         built by the geologist who was instrumen-          Distance: varies
                                         tal in the nation getting the land that's now      Difficulty: easy to strenuous
                                         the park. Less than a mile past the Cabin,         Features: Flowing stream, grotto, cab-
                                         the trail stops meandering and starts           ins and fantastic views.
                                         climbing.                                          Best time of year: Fall, winter, spring.
                                             Over the next two miles, you'll hike up        Directions: From El Paso: 108 miles
                                         more than 2,000 vertical feet, crossing a       on SH 62/180, then left on park road to
Hikers enjoy a stroll through the fall   wind-blown spine to gain, towards the           McKittrick Canyon Visitors Center.            Dogwood Canyon at Oliver Lee State
colors at McKittrick Canyon in the       top, McKittrick Ridge. From this vantage                                                      Park is a scenic hike through the high
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TAKE A HIKE Continued from Page 21D        backs down through scrub oak, white-            BAYLOR PASS WEST                              wise. At 1.5 miles there is a junction
                                           thorn acacia and manzanita, a striking             The sign is the trailhead. Follow the      where the trail divides. You can follow the
AGUIRRE SPRINGS -                          contrast to the plants on the east side of      main trail east. At 1.1 miles you will pass   loop to the left, or continue straight ahead
                                           the mountain. Well into the bowl at 3.3         a series of wooden posts. Beyond this         to the old rock house and the waterfall. At
Baylor Pass East                           miles, you’ll pass a waterless primitive                                                      1.63 miles you reach the old rock house.
   The National Recreation Trail over                                                      point the trail will switchback up the
                                           camp shaded by a single tree.                   canyon. At 3.25 miles you reach Baylor        Continue down this trail to the waterfall.
Baylor Pass roughly follows the route          The trail heads toward the mouth of the                                                   The trail will head to the right, up a small
taken by the Confederate cavalry while                                                     Pass. Return via the reverse route.
                                           canyon. Just before arriving there, at a           Elevation: 4,900 to 6,380 feet             hill, then left into a narrow dead-end
engaging the Union infantry in 1862 dur-   point where a short spur trail leads left to                                                  canyon. The waterfall is all the way back.
ing the Civil War.                                                                            Distance: 6.5 miles round trip
                                           a viewpoint, the trail abruptly turns right        Elevation gain: 1500 ft.                   To finish the loop, return the the junction
   From Baylor Pass, the trail switch-     and descends.                                                                                 where the trail divided. Turn right, and
                                                                                              Difficulty: moderate
                                               Elevation: 4,900 to 6,380 feet                 Features: historic pass, scenic view,      follow the trail back to the trailhead.
                                               Distance: 4 miles round trip                easy shuttle.                                     Distance: 3.96 miles round trip
                                               Difficulty: moderate                           Best time of year: year round                  Difficulty: Easy
                                               Features: historic pass, scenic view,          Directions: Take I-10 West to Las              Features: Hike through a narrowing
                                           easy shuttle.                                   Cruces, from the junction of I-10 and I-25,   canyon to a natural waterfall.
                                               Best time of year: year round               go north on I-25 6 miles to US-70. Turn           Best time of year: fall, spring, winter,
                                               Directions: Take I-10 West to Las           right (east) on US-70. Follow US-70 east          User Groups: hikers, dogs, bikes, horses
                                           Cruces, from the intersection of I-25 and       for 10.1 miles, exit at Baylor Canyon             Directions: Take I-10 West to Las
                                           US-70 in Las Cruces, go east on US-70           Road. Turn right (south) on Baylor            Cruces, from the intersection of I-10 and
                                           about 14.5 miles, through Organ NM,             Canyon road. Follow Baylor Canyon road        I-25, head north on I-25 1 mile to the
                                           over San Agustine Pass, and turn right on       south for about 2 miles to the trailhead on   University Exit. Head east on University.
                                           the Aguirre Springs entrance road.              the left.                                     Travel 4.8 miles to Soledad Canyon Rd.
                                           Proceed about 6 miles into the park. The                                                      Turn south on Soledad Canyon Rd.
                                           trailhead is well marked, about 1/8 mile        BAR CANYON - Soledad Canyon                   Follow pavement left at the fire station. At
Bouldering is a popular activity at        beyond the pay station. Entrance to the            Begin the hike at the trailhead. Stay to   about 4 miles, the pavement ends.
Hueco Tanks State Historical Park.         park is $3 per vehicle.                         the right, follow the trail counter-clock-                     See Page 23D, TAKE A HIKE

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TAKE A HIKE Continued from Page 22D                 Distance: 3.45 miles round trip               The Dog Canyon National Recreation
                                                    Difficulty: Easy                           Trail is only for the serious hiker. Fairly
Continue east on the dirt road - through            Elevation gain: 725 ft.                    strenuous, it climbs 3,100 feet from
the gate and then right to the parking area.        Features: Hike through desert valley to    behind Oliver Lee Memorial State Park's
The trailhead is the sign to the east.           Dripping Springgs waterfall                   visitor Center to an elevation of 7,500 feet
                                                    Best time of year: fall, spring, winter,   at Joplin Ridge. Total length is 5.5 miles
DRIPPING SPRINGS NATURAL                            User Groups: hikers only. No pets.         one-way. Spring and Fall are the recom-
                                                    Directions: In Las Cruces, from the        mended seasons for this hike due to the
AREA - Dripping Springs Trail                    junction of I-10 and I-25, follow I-25        intensity of summer heat.
    From the front of the Visitors Center        north one mile to the University Ave Exit.       Elevation: 4,300 to 7,500 feet
head left to the Dripping Springs Trail          Turn right (east) on University Ave.             Distance: 5.5 miles
Head. Follow the Dripping Springs Trail          University Ave will turn into Dripping           Difficulty: Strenous
to the 3/4 mile point, where you will meet       Springs Rd. Follow Dripping Springs Rd.          Features: historic route, running water,
the junction of the Crawford Trail. Take         east for about 5 miles until the pavement     spectacular scenery.
the right fork, stay on to the Dripping          ends. Continue an additional 2.5 miles to        Best time of year: September to May
Springs Trail. At about 1.3 miles you will       the junction of Dripping Springs Rd. and         User groups: hikers, dogs
find a fork in the trail. Take the right fork.   Baylor Canyon Rd. Just a little further          Directions: From El Paso, Oliver Lee
Keep right at the next junction. You will        ahead on Dripping Springs Rd. you will        State Park is located in the south-central
come to the old Boyd Sanitarium in 0.1           find the paved entrance to Dripping           region of the state, near the Sacramento
miles. When looking at the dining hall,          Springs Natural Area. The entrance fee is     Mountains. It lies just south of
search for a rock stairway on the left side.     $3 per vehicle.                               Alamogordo, N.M. off of Highway 54.            Dripping Springs Trail.
Follow the stairway up and left to the
waterfall above the area. You must return        OLIVER LEE MEMORIAL                           FRANKLIN MOUNTAIN STATE                        again and downhill. When the trail turns
down that same path. Return to the last                                                                                                       left, look for a large rock on the right
junction and go right. 300 feet further on       STATE PARK - Dog Canyon Trail                 PARK - B-36 Crash Hike
                                                    The Dog Canyon National Recreation                                                        (west) of the trail. This is waypoint W-1.
the trail will bring you to the Van Patten                                                        From the parking area, climb the road       Turn left (east) and follow the arroyo up.
Mountain Camp. After exploring the               Trail, located in Oliver Lee Memorial Sate    to the water tank. Follow the trail east
camp, continue around the loop trail to the      Park, is a steep climb from the mouth of      from the tank and up hill. The trail will                      See Page 24D, TAKE A HIKE
main trail and return to the visitor's center.   Dog Canyon to the rim.                        turn right around the arroyo, then right
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TAKE A HIKE Continued from Page 23D                         tion of US-54 and I-10 west, proceed west              sign board is the trailhead.

When the arroyo splits, follow the left
                                                            on I-10 to the downtown exit. Exit I-10,
                                                            and turn right (north) on Stanton Street.
                                                                                                                   El Paso Tin Mines
                                                                                                                       From the trailhead, climb to the top of
side. You will return down the right side.                  Follow Stanton Street north to the end.
See photo one. The red trail is up. The                     Park in the dirt lot. The hike begins on the
                                                                                                                   the concrete dam. Turn south (left) on the                                                 JUAREZ, MEXICO IS OFF LIMITS TO
                                                                                                                   dam and follow the trail right to the bot-                                                    ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL
blue trail is down. The yellow circles are                  trail up to the tan water tank.                        tom of the dam. Turn north and follow the
rock out-crops used as markers. The
                                                                                                                   trail 0.15 miles north until you see a gate
major wreckage is at the south (right) rock                 East Cottonwood Spring                                 directly to your left. Turn west (left), pro-                                                COMMON SPANISH
outcrop.                                                        Follow the main trail. At 0.58 miles               ceed past the gate, pick up the jeep road
   Distance: 2.68 miles round trip                          there is a junction. Follow the main trail             curving northwest, and follow this road all
   Difficulty: Strenuous                                    left. At 1.22 miles there is a wooden                                                                                                              In most places you go in the El Paso
   Elevation gain: 1,292 ft.
                                                                                                                   the way to the junction at 2.75 miles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               area, the people you meet will
   Features: Hike to the 1953 B-36D
                                                            bridge. At 1.68 miles you arrive at                    From the junction, turn south (left) for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               speak at least some English. If you
crash site, great scenery
                                                            Mundys Gap. Continue on the trail to the               south mine and smelter. (Follow the nar-                                                    get off the beaten path or you just
   Best time of year: fall, spring, winter,
                                                            next junction for N. Franklin Peak or the              row trail west past the mine for the                                                        want to try your hand at Spanish.
   User Groups: hikers.
                                                            Tin Mines. Follow the trail to the right               entrance.) Proceed straight ahead and                                                       Here are some standard expres-
   Directions: In El Paso, from the junc-
                                                            about 100 yards, then leave the trail to the           curve north to the north mine. (Follow                                                      sions to help you get around
                                                            left - head south to the trees at East                 stairs down below the mine for the lower                                                    Juarez:
                                                            Cottonwood Spring.                                     entrance.) Bring a flashlight. Register                                                              Good morning · Buenos dias
                                                                Distance: 4.2 miles round trip                     with rangers before hiking.                                                                   Good afternoon/evening · Buenas tardes
                                                                Difficulty: Moderate                                   Distance: 6.5 miles round trip                                                                   Good night · Buenas noches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hello · Hola
                                                                Elevation gain: 1,670 ft.                              Difficulty: Easy                                                                              How are you? · Cómo está usted?
                                                                Features: Hike to East Cottonwood                      Elevation gain: 935 ft.                                                                      Pleased to meet you · Mucho gusto
                                                            Spring over Mundys Gap                                     Features: Hike to the only tin mines in                                                                Good-bye · Adios
                                                                Best time of year: fall, spring, winter,           the U.S.                                                                                                         Yes · Sí
                                                                User Groups: hikers.                                                                                                                                               No · No
                                                                Directions: In El Paso, from the junc-
                                                                                                                       Best time of year: fall, spring, winter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please · Por favor
                                                                                                                       User Groups: hikers.                                                                                  Thank you · Gracias
                                                            tion of I-10 and Trans-Mountain road, go                   Directions: In El Paso, From the                                                          I don't speak Spanish · No hablo español
                                                            east on Trans-Mountain road 3.8 miles.                 Junction of Trans Mountain Rd. and U.S.                                                          I don't understand · No comprendo
                                                            Turn left at the park entrance. Stop and               Hwy 54 go north 1.65 miles to the junc-                                                                      Water · Agua
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Table · Una mesa
                                                            pay the park fee at the gate, or proceed to            tion of Farm Road 3255 (War Hwy.). Turn                                                                       Milk · Leche
                                                            the ranger booth as the signs direct. Once             left on 3255 and go north 0.5 miles to Jon                                                           Black coffee · Un café negro
                                                            past the ranger booth, proceed into the                Cunningham. Turn left on Jon Cunning-                                                                     Beer · Una cerveza
                                                            park and turn right at the first paved road            ham and go to Chuck Heinrich park at the                                                                Coca-Cola · Una Coca
El Paso Tin mines in Franklin Mountain                      going right. Follow the paved road to the              end of the road. Park in the lot. The hike                                                         Chips and salsa · Tostadas y salsa
State Park.                                                 parking lot at the top. The large wooden               starts at the posts.
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