In Santa Fe, our hotel had an outdoor pool. We were so geared up for warm that we attempted a swim outside in 28 degrees F! Brrrr.... Las Cruces was hot, dry and 80 degrees F. Our hotel had a fantastic outdoor pool. None of us wanted to leave the pool but we had a backpacking adventure to conquer next.
We stopped for a quick lunch and headed off to camp in the White Sands.