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Sep 23 2017
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Sep 23 2017
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Canyoneering5.60 Miles 750 AEG
Canyoneering5.60 Miles
750 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Rock Hounding hike with six other hikers (four no shows... rainy weather!?). Crinoid Heaven! Explored a new cut access... fun stuff! Gotta go back with a larger pack... very nice rock.
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Aug 10 2017
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Aug 10 2017
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Canyoneering6.00 Miles 900 AEG
Canyoneering6.00 Miles
900 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Ross and Darrel along to explore the south side cleft. It did allow access out the top, but the top access, while better climbing than in the cleft proper, was too exposed for safe access? I need to go over and set a rope from the top and then check out the final bit of the climb. Fun stuff!

Hot day... dead air. We cut the outing short. I walked to/from the hike... most of the mileage came from that!
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Mar 06 2016
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Mar 06 2016
imike
Canyoneering5.80 Miles 1,650 AEG
Canyoneering5.80 Miles
1,650 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Larry, Mary, William, Will, Terri along for semi exploratory hike to El Gordo..across and down Goat Springs trail. Really nice out...
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Jun 28 2015
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jun 28 2015
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Canyoneering4.50 Miles 950 AEG
Canyoneering4.50 Miles
950 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
15 Beginner+ hikers started out... three turned back before the plus portion of the loop... and missed out on El Gordo, our largest cave structure in the area. The group did well...
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May 03 2015
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar May 03 2015
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Canyoneering4.00 Miles 450 AEG
Canyoneering4.00 Miles
450 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
11 hikers out to catch the nice cloud cover... so far, the Sunday afternoon Beginners hikes have been lucky with the heat!
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Jan 08 2015
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Dome Ridge, NM 
Dome Ridge, NM
 
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2015
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Hiking5.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Exploratory up Ocotillo Ledges...very nice cut! Who knew? Exited down the ridge and into Quiet Canyon... nice short hit before all the food bank work...
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Nov 10 2014
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Nov 10 2014
imike
Canyoneering4.00 Miles 450 AEG
Canyoneering4.00 Miles
450 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Sunday Beginner's hike...

Full photo set over on google+:

https://plus.google.com/photos/117485542878819214456/albums/6080003772077220081
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Nov 09 2014
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62 female
 Joined Oct 14 2012
 nm
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Nov 09 2014
tarryon
Canyoneering1.50 Miles 450 AEG
Canyoneering1.50 Miles   2 Hrs      0.75 mph
450 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice and simple.
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Oct 16 2014
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Goat Springs CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Oct 16 2014
imike
Canyoneering5.00 Miles 1,690 AEG
Canyoneering5.00 Miles
1,690 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
 no routes
Partners none no partners
alternate route to El Gordo... Ross wanted to see new areas... so, up Goat Springs South... across the Goat Basin... into Quiet Canyon to catch The Big Cave... then along the Quiet Cliffs to enjoy the side canyon... the Crinoid Falls... the Slot... and then down to the lower ridge along the north side of Quiet Canyon.

Lots of good stuff... exceptional fossil details... still trying to decide on the optimum route to enjoy the highlights.

A few interesting falls... rocks breaking away.

Ross cleaned the blockage in the Slot... we need to go back with some safety (rope/board)... but he was up!

Warmer out! Where's the cold!!!
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Oct 11 2014
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Oct 11 2014
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Canyoneering4.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
Canyoneering4.00 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
 no routes
Linked linked
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DJ the only hiker to sign on for the hike up to El Gordo... but Ross caught up with us before we made it over to the Canyon. We did the Beginner section then went off trail up to the small cave... cliff edge around to the big Cave...then, we checked out yet another possible looping route for the upper Mesa Basin trail. I think we are getting close to deciding.

After Goat Springs we angled off and up towards Goat Peak... Ross and Dj opted for a break while I tagged the peak... but after dropping back down to them I decided to go backup. I'd spotted a concentration of mollusk fossils; seemed worth checking out.

Once back up towards the top I did score a variety of shells... and finally thought I was getting into a very interesting section of Crinoid crown fossils... until I noticed they were not cross sectioned discs... but textured... looking like cellulose. So... ancient sea plant life... not animal? The strata was full of cross and longitudinal pieces.

As I hit the peak I was back to wanting a great mollusk to top of the day... got a pic of one half shell. I'll have to see what it looks like in editing.

Back down to the trail... and I decided to drop into the upper Dryfall. Acrophobia reacted acutely, but I made it down into the cut above the upper lip edge. Water accents... nice.

All in all... very good eight hours!
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Sep 12 2014
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
El Gordo, NM 
El Gordo, NM
 
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2014
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Hiking7.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Met Ross early for hike up to The Cave... opted for some route finding up and to the Slot first. Wow... it turned out to be exceptional, and too challenging for us to climb on our own. I'll come back with Kim to get up into the next level, or I'll carry in a climbing pole.

The Cave turns out to be nice, but not a feature we will need to protect. It is hard enough to get up and in to discourage most folks... and the drama is all out in the entry and first 100 feet. It deadends soon after on the main branch... and climbing up to the side branch 40-60 feet to the back of the upper shelf... all crawling. Lots of crystal structure, but no huge drama.

It is a great intermediate level hike destination.

Looks like Cabrito Canyon may make a nice exit loop... if some issues can be resolved on the route along the Cliff bases.

Need to haul out a ton of trash... someone was living up in under one of the cliff overhangs for awhile.

A good day, and finished just as the floods begin!
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Aug 20 2014
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Aug 20 2014
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Canyoneering14.00 Miles 4,100 AEG
Canyoneering14.00 Miles
4,100 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
 no routes
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Partners none no partners
late start... hiked light. trying to decide how to close out month... begin the four day hiking weeks, or go long daily? Cloudy and stormy out... but cooler.
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Apr 06 2014
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Apr 06 2014
imike
Canyoneering3.50 Miles 450 AEG
Canyoneering3.50 Miles
450 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
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Jan 24 2014
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jan 24 2014
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Canyoneering10.00 Miles 3,100 AEG
Canyoneering10.00 Miles
3,100 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
I - Short 1-2 hours
 no routes
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Cold temp reduced the numbers on Terri's Friday hike... nice to be back up into Quiet Canyon after so many years.

Quiet Canyon Photo Set on Google+:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11748554 ... 4331555617


The Fissure was impressive! See the full photo set over on Google+:

https://plus.google.com/photos/11748554 ... 8198873073
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Apr 10 2012
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Apr 10 2012
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Canyoneering4.00 Miles 450 AEG
Canyoneering4.00 Miles
450 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
first time my back went out from sleeping in the wrong position... or, might it have been the setup program? Hit 175 the evening before and they felt fine. Odd to turn around mid hike; usually activity makes the back better, at least during the activity. Oh, well...
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Oct 14 2010
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Oct 14 2010
imike
Canyoneering5.00 Miles 450 AEG
Canyoneering5.00 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.73 mph
450 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
I - Short 1-2 hours
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
easy walk over and up... recuperated from long weekend outing... looking forward to this weekend for a double hit
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Oct 14 2010
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 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Dome RockSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Oct 14 2010
imike
Canyoneering1.50 Miles 650 AEG
Canyoneering1.50 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   0.98 mph
650 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
I - Short 1-2 hours
 no routes
1st trip
Linked linked
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looped from Quiet Canyon, up to Dome Rock, looped entirely around the base, then topped out... returned down Prominent Point, checking out the secondary trail off it's west face. As great as the rock looks, jutting out below the Mesa cliffs, it is nicer to look at than climb up on top... still, nice outing. Legs needed the hit.
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Sep 20 2010
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Cabrito CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Sep 20 2010
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Canyoneering4.20 Miles 325 AEG
Canyoneering4.20 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   1.52 mph
325 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
I - Short 1-2 hours
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
out playing around, checking out some local canyon drainages... energy off, need that extra motivation that exploring offers!
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average hiking speed 1.49 mph

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