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Purgatory CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Feb 23 2017
Canyoneering12.00 Miles 3,100 AEG
Canyoneering12.00 Miles
3,100 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
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Okay...expecting a less than route. I'd forewarned Mary and Ross a number of times about my initial hike here in 2010. I had not been back...but today the planned route sounded too difficult for them. Instead, we headed up Purgatory to retrieve antlers left up on the adjoining cliffs.

The first hike had been a struggle...overgrown from the get go. All that was now gone! We enjoyed a great bedrock path with vista views of the surrounding cliffs. It got better and better. Small challenging dry falls...interesting rock. Nice.

Oddly, numerous elk and deer carcass...lots of antlers.

I had to check the 2010 pictures to confirm it was the same canyon.

Exit route was semi exploratory...out the cliffs then wrapping over into Roundup Canyon and connecting with t107...then out Roundup Cliffs trial.

Long day in great canyon. I'll need to reevaluate that cut.
Ageless Mind... Timeless Body... No Way! Use It and Lose It. Just the way it is...
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
stay out of the scorching sun
Woodbury Fire - Progressive Perimeter
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