Lodging & Weather
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Rock Hound State Park
Rock Hound State Park is unusual in that visitors are encouraged to search for rocks and minerals and allowed to take up to 15 pounds of their findings away with them.
Deming, NM Weather
Even if the weather is cool, it's important to remember to drink plenty of water because the climate is quite dry. One can easily become dehydrated even if the temperature isn't in the 100's.
February does get some rain but usually only averages about 1/2 an inch for the entire month. It's a good idea to have rain gear with you just in case.
Changes in elevation can also cause dramatic temperature changes. It may be quite warm in the valleys while mountain areas could easily have snow. Be prepared to use layers to effectively navigate the different regions as well as times of day. Once the sun sets, expect the temperature to drop rapidly. Figure that the typical sunrise will be a little before 7 a.m. while 6:15 p.m. is the typical sunset.
DesertSTOC 2 Deming, NM February 15-18, 2008