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Hermit's PeakNortheast, NM
Northeast, NM
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2010
juliachaos
Hiking8.84 Miles 4,682 AEG
Hiking8.84 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   1.43 mph
4,682 ft AEG
 
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After a little confusion as to where I was to meet Randy in Globe (who knew there was more than one Taco Bell there?) we headed up into New Mexico, camping for just a few hours in the El Malpais area. There looks to be some interesting caves and other areas right around there in the El Calderon area. We woke up early enough to catch the eclipse and then set off for Santa Fe, stopping for a delicious (and QUITE large) breakfast at the Owl Cafe. Got to Hermit's a little after noon and started up the trail. The temps were around low 80's and slightly uncomfortable at times, but the tree cover gets thicker after heading up for a little while. There have been efforts to thin out the trees in that area in order to prevent possible future fire spreading to the Christian Camp there. The trail itself starts out nice, but for the majority of it it's large rocks and small boulders. We started out at a good pace, but the elevation and lack of sleep from the previous night took its toll on us. Once at the top, the views just go for miles. We were treated to blue skies and very nice white fluffy clouds in all directions. After a quick nap for recovery, we headed down to see the cave area where the Hermit himself had lived for a while. The trail on the way up had had crosses on it in honor of him, and when we got to the cave area, the crosses were everywhere along with candles and icons. For the route down, we decided to take the old rim trail (this trail was signed on the way up, but overgrowth was clear and the straight shot to the top on the Jeep road was quicker and in better condition) for some different views. Lots of fallen trees covering that trail. The route down was as challenging as on the way up, as the rocks were pretty loose. After getting back to the trailhead, we were both very worn out but very satisfied with our journey on the peak.

I had lots of fun on this part of my trip; great company and great conversation! Thank you Randy for suggesting this hike, and accompanying me on it. I look forward to future hikes with you!

(PS - THANK YOU for lending me that CD.. it's pretty much all I listened to all the way into Dillon. Yes I drove thru the night because I'm crazy like that. :D )
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