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Is any of new mexico hikealble during nov/dec?

Postby barryjones335 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:54 pm

for now i can only afford 2.5 weeks in july/august and the same in nov/dec to do any real hiking. ive heard that parts of new mexico are hikeable on the cdt in winter. what do you all know? my grandparents live in deming near columbus and could probably help me with water caches. thanks -Barry Bones
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Re: Is any of new mexico hikealble during nov/dec?

Postby skimaxpower » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:57 pm

The area around Deming would probably be the best candidate for NM winter hiking. It's the lowest elevation section of the CDT. You have family support, and weather is warmer there than other northern parts of NM. Just know that the cold and short days will slow you down, so don't expect to make fantastic mileage.

Here's DEC2016 weather data for Deming so you know what to prepare for.
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