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Aug 22 2017
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Aug 22 2017
imike
Canyoneering5.70 Miles 1,650 AEG
Canyoneering5.70 Miles
1,650 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
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Luster, Jason, Darrel... did the North Fork... then spent some time checking out trail potentials. Heat on the upper ridge exit hit... not ideal, but great canyon, and it was in the shade. We need to finish that trail!
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Jul 18 2017
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jul 18 2017
imike
Canyoneering4.70 Miles 1,600 AEG
Canyoneering4.70 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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Mary, Ross, Darrel, Jason up the main canyon of Not. Very nice!
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Jul 12 2017
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jul 12 2017
imike
Canyoneering4.70 Miles 1,300 AEG
Canyoneering4.70 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
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Continuing our Summer, Early morning Black Rocks Series... this time, cut just south of Black Rock Not... very nice small cut. Exited along lower side hill route... provided nice shade! I think this may be our final choice for the new North South trail. This section will be Black Trak! Need to audit all these Black Cuts... and name the smaller canyons.

Ross, Mary and Teresa along today...
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Jul 04 2017
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jul 04 2017
imike
Canyoneering4.70 Miles 1,300 AEG
Canyoneering4.70 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
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We started out the new Series, hiking Black Rock Not... North Fork. This was the first of the five main canyons. There will also be six or seven minor cuts in this series. Hopefully, these days will include some trail work on the new exit route...?
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Apr 02 2017
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Apr 02 2017
imike
Canyoneering6.80 Miles 1,900 AEG
Canyoneering6.80 Miles
1,900 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
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Ross and Mary enjoying this exceptional cut. Route up north fork then along the bench trail back across Black Faces and Black Rock Not...then down the new ridge trail route. Great hike.
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Apr 18 2015
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Apr 18 2015
imike
Canyoneering5.30 Miles 600 AEG
Canyoneering5.30 Miles
600 ft AEG
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I let Ross take the canyon group on up and out the top of the North Fork... then down and around through the Black Gap. My back still recovering from the fall on Thursday. May be time to take a recuperating break... then build back up slowly. I never reached a high point day in 2014... might be nice to do it right and at least score a 12K day this Fall?

Couple of 9-10 year olds on todays outing...nice to see. One final canyon to do in this Series... think we'll repeat Ortega South next month... close out where we started!!
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Mar 24 2015
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Mar 24 2015
imike
Canyoneering5.90 Miles 1,100 AEG
Canyoneering5.90 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
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explored the very nice Black Rock North... then explored and routed a descent exit through Black Rock Gap... very nice easier level looping. I may make it the Canyon for the 3rd Saturday Meetup in April!!
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Feb 26 2015
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Feb 26 2015
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Canyoneering7.90 Miles 2,900 AEG
Canyoneering7.90 Miles
2,900 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
 no routes
early start... long day. Made our way up the correct canyon this time... and it was nice. the Upper regions did not offer much other than overviews into future routes... and access easily up to the Steamboat formation. We encounter the site of a plan wreck with most of the plane long gone.

We exited below the Steamboat... down upper Deadman... into middle Dead... and that provided a great descent. We hit the Spur trail over to Roundup Ground trail... and down and out.

We worked our way at various points around to see 4-6 more routes to check out.. the most dramatic will likely be BlackFace... the canyon immediately north of Black Rock. It appears to be cut off low down with a towering Face of Black rock. We could not see all the crevices... maybe there will be access???

Steamboat access from the west end is not going to happen... need to loop the south side (Mule Canyon north) to check for routes... but more likely it will be from upper Deadman to the far east saddle.

Sunny with breezes... 50's... very nice out!!
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Feb 12 2015
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Feb 12 2015
imike
Canyoneering5.80 Miles 2,300 AEG
Canyoneering5.80 Miles
2,300 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
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made a wrong turn... the plan was to check out the upper reaches of Black Rock, but instead did a full on exploratory of the cut to the north. More demanding and more difficult than Black Rock, but exceptional hike. Checked out upper ranges of the west cut of Rock Springs for the descent. Now, need to go back out and up the real Black Rock next week!
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Mar 04 2013
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Mar 04 2013
imike
Canyoneering4.70 Miles 300 AEG
Canyoneering4.70 Miles
300 ft AEG
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Really just walked the approach route over to the canyon area... afternoon stroll with Jim in the high wind, dust filled air. Slow pace... but nice to be out.
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Mar 13 2012
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Black Rock Canyon, NM 
Black Rock Canyon, NM
 
Canyoneering avatar Mar 13 2012
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Canyoneering12.00 Miles 2,200 AEG
Canyoneering12.00 Miles   6 Hrs      2.00 mph
2,200 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
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With my recent loss of conditioning (three weeks of no real hikes!) I ventured out for a slow pace, cross country exploration of the canyons south of my house. The first drainage did not look promising, but the next two both appeared to have potential. I chose the one furthest south and trekked over to the wash, then on up into the canyon... I was pleasantly surprised to discover yet another great canyon adventure. The formations are similar to Pock Rock Canyon, just more falls and a longer total climb. I did not make it all the way into the upper section. It splits and appears to suggest a potential to loop up one fork and descend the other.

The approach was also interesting... an old jeep path across BLM land. Might make for nice trail running and mountain bike adventuring. It also provides a direct access to Mule Canyon, the biggy canyon down that way (one drainage further south).

I was really slow... really weak. Light headed and dizzy, but still managed to do the climbs.

I guess the training begins anew... again!
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