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Organ Needle 9012Southwest, NM
Southwest, NM
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2015
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking7.50 Miles 4,150 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   1.98 mph
4,150 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Wicked Cool is the best way to describe this hike. This was my third trip to the summit and it won't be my last.

I had to make a quick emergency run to Hatch for some Pequin Peppers that I use in one of my salsas. It was the perfect excuse to hike the Needle again. Only problem was when I rolled into town the skies were dark and there was lightning in the distance. I knew this one wasn't one to mess with during a storm. It is simply too steep. Ah what the heck, I couldn't resist and went for it. Luck was on my side and I didn't get hit with rain until I exited the park.

I will say that it was as windy as can be and at one point I thought I might blow right off the mountain. A big thanks goes out to who ever trimmed the brush on the way up. The path was as good as I have seen it. I made it to the top in 1:52. Not very impressive for 4 miles but on this terrain I doubt I could go much quicker. I was watching the elevation gain on the Fenix and at one point I went up 2000 feet in just 1.1 miles. :o

Maybe next time I will make a go at square top? It looks awfully cool as well.
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