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Ortega CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jan 07 2017
Canyoneering6.10 Miles 1,900 AEG
Canyoneering6.10 Miles
1,900 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
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Second Saturday monthly group hike... bit more difficult route, yet worked nicely. Oddly enough, the group split into six groups before it was all said and done. The large dryfall turned a few hikers around. A second group exited to the side ridge at the top of the dryfall. Sal routed off to explore the upper north side cliff edges solo. At the upper dryfall, the group split up with some climbing the perilous cleft... and others exiting the south cut wall. Somehow, Josephine wandered back down the canyon at that point???

Luster and Clint volunteered to descend the canyon to pick up Josephine... yet never caught up to her. Fortunately, Sal spotted her from the cliff tops... walked her out.... in a way.

oddly, the huge group all finished the day back at the cars around the same time! Groups are not my thing... but I'll continue with this Series for a few more months.

It is a great canyon!
Ageless Mind... Timeless Body... No Way! Use It and Lose It. Just the way it is...
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
prehydrate & stay hydrated
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