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Caballero Upper Canyon Traverse
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Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering Mar 04 2010
imike
Canyoneering14.00 Miles 3,450 AEG
Canyoneering14.00 Miles   8 Hrs   30 Mns   1.65 mph
3,450 ft AEG
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1st trip
I headed out to check out a little trail that I've always felt would be disappointing. It was. Fortunately, on the way over to it I hiked Ortega Peak and scored a nice outing. Then, standing on the ridge looking across and down into Caballero Canyon I noticed that the drainage below me was headed towards the upper meadows area of Caballero trail... and if it really would connect around that point would provide a great traversing route, avoiding the normal forest road walk to connect the frontal range trails.

I headed on down.

The way was strangely eroded, as if the mine activity and diverted water and the wash was gorged out as if placer mined... too deeply cut. Not natural. But, it stayed open with just minor over growth here and there. The dirt and loose rock gave way to slabs and mini-falls, then to sections for flat bottoms, broken by more mini-falls. It turned into it's own little canyon, complete with running springs, then stream. Vistas opened up, sculptured rock formations... interesting vegetation...and, more mini-falls. I was really just looking for a navigable pathway, but was delighted to discover an area worth hiking just for itself.

It did make it down and into Caballero (not anywhere near where I was thinking) and now I have a great traversing path to connect some of the great frontal range hikes...

a good day.
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