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San Andreas Canyon Trail #125
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2016-10-27  
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San Andreas Canyon Trail #125Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2016
imike
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
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With the heat still oppressing here in the Basin, we headed up the hill, hoping for cooler. We found it... and also scored pretty impressive color!

I must have never checked out San Andreas during the Fall colors... it is impressive. Alas, my camera is way off, so I did not fully capture the moments effectively... but did get something of an impression of the settings.

We added in a bit of exploration for an exit route off the top of the ridge... The Topo Maps show an odd straight line trail, labeled San Andreas trail, north of the official trail. Way too straight to be a real route... what we found was a fenceline? Likely, some long ago survey marked that boundary and labeled it. There are game trails following some of the fence... but the better routing tends to stay with the ridgeline. It was a fun descent.

With such a nice day, we also added in an additional exploratory to locate the missing Moonshine trail. We did locate the lower trailhead... hiked some of it, but it is as bad as it looked from the top... so, we turned back early.

All in all... good day out!
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