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by Coronado Bob & Berie
May 3, 2004
But the big treat was the 4.6-mile hike to Alkali Flat, the lake basin where this all began 250 million years ago. The trail is extremely well marked leading across giant pure white dunes in the Heart of the Sands. If you are near Alamagordo (15 miles away)or Las Cruces (50 miles away), this is well worth a stop long enough to make this hike. It took us 1.5 hours, but it says that it takes up to three hours for those not used to hiking. JUST DO IT!
From journal Cinco de Mayo in Las Cruces
December 10, 2000
This trip can be combined with a visit to the Lincoln National Forest and Ruidoso/Cloudcroft for an alpine mountain relief from the desert heat. It might be wise, however, to spend the night in the mountains to avoid a longer drive back to Las Cruces.
From journal Las Cruces: Bridging the Old West to the Space Ag