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Organ Needle 9012Southwest, NM
Southwest, NM
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2016
fricknaley
Hiking7.38 Miles 4,335 AEG
Hiking7.38 Miles   5 Hrs   18 Mns   1.60 mph
4,335 ft AEG      42 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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this was a hoot :y:

made the long drive with The Count to check out Organ Needle. Really fun hike with some pretty outstanding scenery and terrain, especially up high. all the way going up all i could think was how bad coming down was going to be. :stretch:

the ruggedness of the peaks and formations up high is really something to see up close.

we slipped and slid our way down. i only fell once but managed to impale both hands on rocks. JJ pulled off the most impressive move of fast twitch reflexes i have ever seen in my life at one point. his feet shot out in front of him on a very steep descent...and somehow he managed to shoot his arms out to the sides and grab tree branches on either side to essentially suspend himself horizontally 3-4 inches from the ground. i'd give anything to have recorded that :o

afterwards we got some surprisingly good food on a whim at Nopolitos. The drive there and back was actually quite pleasant.

absolutely excellent day, thanks JJ :)

btw this gps track could serve as the official route, i think, as it starts inside the park at the formal trailhead. the numbers are questionable, as i don't see how you get ever get the same thing twice considering how steep this is, and often hugging huge sheer rock walls, etc
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