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Organ Needle 9012Southwest, NM
Southwest, NM
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2013
Jim_H
Hiking8.00 Miles 4,150 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   1.81 mph
4,150 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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I was going back today alone or with people. Met Yubao and headed out of the parking lot at 1011. Even with a 10 minute break at Juniper Saddle I was on the summit in 2 hours 30 minutes. I flew up the hardest part and was running above the last saddle. It felt good. Been a long time since my heart pumped at 160 BPM. Well, since I counted. Yubao got to the top shortly after.

The summit wasn't cold like last time, but it was windy and the views were reduced by blowing dusty and haze. Oh well. It is a shame the weather we had the last 3 days couldn't have held one more day, but it is only early February. Couldn't see very far at all with the conditions, but it was still a great hike.

Half an hour on the summit for me, and began to descend at 1:06. While still being careful on the way down, we made excellent time and with a 5 minute break back at Juniper Saddle, we were at the trailhead by 3:19. I think we did rather well, but I think I could have done better in milder, drier, calm sunny weather. We'll see how the weather is for this next time. I want to summit the nearby peak Square top, which has more scrambling.
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