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Downtown Not-The-Dam Stroll
October 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Jornada Hikers traditional (for about 7 years) “flagship weekday hike” is at Tortugas when the day lasts long enough, and we used to shift to the flood control dam when sunset occurs earlier than 7PM. Enough of us are bored with The Dam Stroll that we decided to stop doing that. Instead, we are going to walk in town where there is good lighting and there are good gathering places. We will start the series in the old downtown area. There is a big (free) parking lot at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Adjacent to that is Albert Johnson Park. In the park, there are four large murals depicting the early history of the region. That is where we will meet. There is no formal route. If we circle the downtown area that will be about a mile and a half, which would take 30 minutes if we go 3 mph (a casual sidewalk pace). It’d make sense to plan for an hour, which means venturing into the historic Mesquite Street and Alameda neighborhoods.
Obviously, no special gear or expertise is needed. You might want to bring $2.75 to buy a paleta at Vintage Mercado. You can bring a dog but you will need to keep it on a leash.
Depending on what people want, we could repeat this every week, or we could alternate a downtown walk one week, with an NMSU campus walk the next.