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Sep 01 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Canyon Rim Park, TX 
Canyon Rim Park, TX
 
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking2.61 Miles 157 AEG
Hiking2.61 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.57 mph
157 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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markthurman53
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We did another short section in Yellow House Canyon along the North Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River. The name is longer than the river. This is another urban trail. We went here to check out the two wooden train trestles that cross the creek. This hike is partially on a user trail and partially find your own route. Nice overcast day and the temps in the mid 70's. Saw another Black Crowned Night Heron (saw one the other day while hiking). Wild Sunflowers were plentiful and few purple morning glories also some 4 O'clocks.
Aug 29 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Canyon Lake Lubbock, TX 
Canyon Lake Lubbock, TX
 
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking3.54 Miles 165 AEG
Hiking3.54 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.83 mph
165 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Mark and I hiked around Canyon Lake. Not a hard hike at all. Mostly paved with a dirt walkway in a few places. This is inside the Lubbock City Limits. Lots of families were out this morning. There were ducks, geese, red winged black birds, and swallows to see.
Aug 07 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Rim Trail Cloudcroft, NM 
Rim Trail Cloudcroft, NM
 
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking6.71 Miles 1,686 AEG
Hiking6.71 Miles   5 Hrs   40 Mns   1.78 mph
1,686 ft AEG   1 Hour   54 Mns Break
 
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This trail was more of an old Jeep Road that was rocky and steep. It was a beautiful day and there were tiny Horned Toads all along the way. A hawk landed in a dead tree top to watch me while I took a break and Mark went a bit further. For the first time on a hike I had to say UNCLE and stop to rest.

The views of the Tularosa Basin, White Sands, and the Organ Pipe Mountains were very nice. The views were not as spectacular as on some other parts of the rim trail but they are still very nice.
Aug 06 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Rim Trail, NM 
Rim Trail, NM
 
Hiking avatar Aug 06 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking9.37 Miles 1,816 AEG
Hiking9.37 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   2.04 mph
1,816 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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Today was a beautiful hike along the Rim Trail 105 in the Lincoln National Forest. The weather was perfect for our hike as it was highs in the 70s. The views of White Sands, the Tularosa Basin, and scenery in the forest was awesome! There were cows scattered throughout this area. There were so many little Horned Toads along the way. We encountered several other hikers who were interesting to visit with. This area was not hard to get to. Parts of it were rocky and steep. There were areas of barbed wire fence to watch out for. All in all it was a very nice hike.
Jun 10 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Rim Trail Karr Rd South, NM 
Rim Trail Karr Rd South, NM
 
Hiking avatar Jun 10 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,291 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs   21 Mns   2.34 mph
1,291 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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This was a great hike with trails that were easy to follow. There are some rocky areas but not too much. It is very dry in this area but rain is predicted the next two days. We saw a few squirrels, birds, and some horned toads. We also had a better view of White Sands from this part of the hike.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Wild Roses and Indian Paintbrush
Jun 09 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Rim Trail Karr Canyon, NM 
Rim Trail Karr Canyon, NM
 
Hiking avatar Jun 09 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles   3 Hrs   14 Mns   2.15 mph
1,200 ft AEG      24 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
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Went from Karr Canyon Road to 3 miles North. Turned around and came back but the GPS only showed one way. This my first time to log a hike. The trails were in good condition. The mountain air was clean and pine scented. It was a beautiful day for a hike.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Wild Roses, Indian Paintbrush
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Jun 08 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Rim Trail Parking 3 Trailhead, NM 
Rim Trail Parking 3 Trailhead, NM
 
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking8.75 Miles 1,134 AEG
Hiking8.75 Miles   4 Hrs   49 Mns   2.12 mph
1,134 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
 
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Mark and I spent 5 days in Cloudcroft on a vacation/honeymoon/hiking trip. We hiked 30 miles over 4 days on the first 15 miles of the 30 mile Rim Trail T105. The weather was dry, cool in the mornings, and perfect for hiking. The air was pine scented and the scenery was beautiful. Afternoons were in the mid 60s so it got warm in the sunshine. Cloudcroft is much less commercialized than Ruidoso so it is right up our alley. This is a great place to hike during the Summer to escape the heat.

On day 2 we did an in and back hike along the Rim Trail mile 4-8 for a total of an 8.8 mile hike. We started at Rim Trailhead 3 which is not marked along the Sunspot Highway. The trailhead is marked about 100 yards down a dirt road. We hiked North to where we had turned around the day before then back tracked and headed south for about 2.5 miles. We turned around near the Rim Trail Parking 4.

Today was windy so the visibility over the Tularosa Basin was not very good due to blowing dust. This was a very pleasant walk through pine/fir trees and the occasional meadow where we crossed over a couple of dry creeks.
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New Mexico Locust
Jun 07 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Rim Trail Slide Group Trailhead, NM 
Rim Trail Slide Group Trailhead, NM
 
Hiking avatar Jun 07 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking7.23 Miles 877 AEG
Hiking7.23 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   2.19 mph
877 ft AEG
 
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Mark and I spent 5 days in Cloudcroft on a vacation/honeymoon/hiking trip. We hiked 30 miles over 4 days on the first 15 miles of the 30 mile Rim Trail T105. The weather was dry, cool in the mornings, and perfect for hiking. The air was pine scented and the scenery was beautiful. Afternoons were in the mid 60s so it got warm in the sunshine. Cloudcroft is much less commercialized than Ruidoso so it is right up our alley. This is a great place to hike during the Summer to escape the heat.

All our hikes were in and back hikes. Day one of our hiking was 7.7 miles covering the first 4 miles of the trail. The trail started at the Slide Group Campground area on a marked area along the Sunspot Highway. It was dry and there were not many flowers. We did see some wild roses and Indian Paintbrush. There were some small horned toads along the way and they had a steady diet of various kinds of ants. We heard hummingbirds and a few other birds so the music was excellent. Some areas had views of the Sierra Blanca Peak at Ruidoso and White Sands in the Tularosa Basin.
Jun 02 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Wild Horse Trail Loop, TX 
Wild Horse Trail Loop, TX
 
Hiking avatar Jun 02 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking7.67 Miles 630 AEG
Hiking7.67 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   2.24 mph
630 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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This is a beautiful area to hike and not difficult at all. The heat of the afternoon was in the 90s so that it got a bit warm. Sunscreen is a must! We were enjoying the beautiful scenery and were amused to be watched by the Bison at Caprock Canyon. We had previously hiked the upper North and South Prong Trails which were a little more scenic than this section of trails but it was great to be outside. The trails were not difficult and the company was great! Take plenty of water for this one. With the exception of the upper portion of the south Prong Trail there was no water. Most of the wildlife was hidden from view, likely taking their afternoon siesta. There were lots of wildflowers blooming, mostly firewheel, black eyed susans with a scattering of Mexican hats, sun drops, basket flowers, and silver leaf night shade. And a couple of red prickly poppies.

At this time entrance into the park is by on line reservation. Not sure how much longer this will go on. Check their website.
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Flora
Blackeyed Susan
May 20 2020
mamakatt22
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 Routes 4
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 Triplogs 16

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 Joined Feb 02 2020
 Texas
Lighthouse Trail, TX 
Lighthouse Trail, TX
 
Hiking avatar May 20 2020
mamakatt22
Hiking6.69 Miles 599 AEG
Hiking6.69 Miles   4 Hrs   27 Mns   2.35 mph
599 ft AEG   1 Hour   36 Mns Break
 
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This is my second time to hike to the Lighthouse at Palo Duro Canyon with Mark. I was especially looking forward to this hike because after Mark proposed and we discussed where…this was perfect. It was my idea to hike somewhere beautiful to marry since we both love hiking and each other. Mark’s Sister is an experienced hiker but my cousins aren’t. The only issue for my cousins is the last part because the youngest in our group of six is afraid of heights (There is no rock climbing or exposure along this trail). Climbing up to the plateau seemed mush easier this time since I knew what to expect. The weather was overcast and cool. God provided the flowers all along the trail. There were a lot of people on the plateau and several delayed leaving to stay for our ceremony. It was a sweet, sincere, simple service that we will always cherish.
The Lighthouse trail is an easy 3 mile one way hike in Palo Duro Canyon outside of Canyon, TX which is south of Amarillo. In the summer they have a wonderful play in an amphitheater called TEXAS. It is delightful. Many people like to camp at Palo Duro Canyon to hike, horseback ride, relax, and enjoy nature. There are usually rattlers when it is warm. It can get very hot in the area so it’s a must to prepare and carry enough water. The town of Canyon has a wonderful Museum on the West Texas Campus. Amarillo has things to see and do also. To really see part of Texas beauty, one must get off I-40 or I-27.
At this time entrance into the park is by on line reservation. Not sure how much longer this will go on. Check their website
Flora
Flora
Firewheel
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Firewheel, Black Eyed Susan, Mexican Hats, Sun Drops, Basket Flowers, and Silver Leaf Night Shade.
average hiking speed 2.26 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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