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Muleshoe North, NM
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Muleshoe North, NM 
Muleshoe North, NM
 
Canyoneering avatar Dec 01 2016
imike
Canyoneering6.00 Miles 2,400 AEG
Canyoneering6.00 Miles   8 Hrs      0.75 mph
2,400 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
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Plan was to use the cleft south of the cave to access the upper canyon. Instead, we hiked up one of the north side spur canyon close to the mouth of the canyon... then alternately did ridges and cuts to move ever higher, finally moving into the North Canyon along the bottom of the upper cliffs. Not a bad route, but not for everyone?

Conclusively, there is no route through the upper cliffs!

Exit route was down the main canyon... one monster jumble of giant rocks! This was likely the longest, largest assortment of Rock Garden in the area, yet not in any way a maze... just lots of down scrambling.

We had spotted an odd shiny object cross canyon... upper mid peninsula... so, once down to the blocking Dryfall, we moved around on to the upper bench. Moving south, we crossed the cleft (didn't check if it was accessible) and on over to discover an old corrugated metal water tank! It was way out of place... most likely came from 1,000' above, off the upper Burlison Ridge area?

From there... used the great stairway exit into Muleshoe South... down and out.

Oddly difficult route... oddly uneventful for what we covered, Muleshoe is pretty much done. We need to repeat the South Canyon for Mary, then do the small Spur that heads off North at the mouth of the canyon... looks like it might access the west side canyon for an interesting loop?

Good day!
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