Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Celebration of Our Mountains Kicks Off this Weekend

"Hike our mountains. Explore our desert. Discover our wetlands."
The Annual Celebration of Our Mountains begins this weekend with four exciting hikes. 

"For 21 years, we’ve been hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the natural wonders of the Borderland." This year's line-up of Fall events will continue that tradition of numerous and diverse events.

For a list of events go to either or, simply, Celebration volunteer events along with Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park events are listed under "Events". But that isn't all! Check out the pages of events in the Franklin Mountains State Park and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park as well as "Back by Noon" events sponsored by the Southwest Environmental Center.  

Want to begin mountain biking, see nocturnal slitherers or bats, take some spectacular hikes, stroll with the kids and the family dog, learn about wolves, climb the highest peak in Texas, enter an old copper prospecting mine, go inside a flourite mine, see petroglyphs and 280 million-year-old footrpints, take a tour of El  Paso geology, look at a real dark sky full of stars - all these and more are part of the line-up of this year's events. 

Four events headline this first weekend:

Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Hike Loop

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Palisades Loop

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 6:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Early Birds Loop

Sundays, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 26, 2015, 7:00 AM
Last Sunday Hike

Again, for more information about these events, visit Follow Celebration on Twitter. Visit and like the Facebook page. Spread the word. Tell family and friends.

Fall weather in El Paso is great. So, go hike your mountains, explore your desert, and discover your wetlands.

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