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Sep 01 2017
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71 male
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 Cloudcroft, NM
Roundup CliffsSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Hiking5.50 Miles 725 AEG
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Trailwork on the Picnics Traverse. Darrel helped out. We are now fully routed and ready for some real work! 2-3 more days?
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Apr 09 2017
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Roundup CliffsSoutheast, NM
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Hiking5.90 Miles 1,300 AEG
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Easy looping... along the new Alamo T104 Pipeline route... up Arch Canyon... along the Roundup Cliffs Trail... down T107... around and down Alamo Canyon... and, we checked out the potential to extend T104 Pipeline from the Gap up to the Picnics Traverse... Nice loop on stone bruised foot..
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Mar 03 2017
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Hiking4.00 Miles 550 AEG
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Did a shorter morning hike leading students on a bit of Geology rockhounding... good warmup hike!
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Nov 19 2016
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Roundup CliffsSoutheast, NM
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Cub Scouts out (18) with some parents along... first hike! They may repeat monthly... or not! Will be interesting to see who shows up for the next outing. We'll make them a bit longer and harder each month? They did well. Nice to see them include this activity... have to wonder where the Boy Scout groups are???
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Nov 03 2016
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Roundup CliffsSoutheast, NM
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Hiking9.40 Miles 1,359 AEG
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Easier outing save for the fact of strapping on the 40# weight vest... intent was just to wear it with the pack for the 1.5 mile walk to the trailhead... but, I kept it on for the entire hike! I got worked! Mary and Will along... great weather, even though it was supposed to be raining!
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Sep 25 2016
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71 male
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 Cloudcroft, NM
Picnic CanyonsSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Hiking9.00 Miles 1,950 AEG
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Last minute posting yielded an exceptional loop! Ross suggested we add in Arch canyon as our access to the Roundup Cliffs... so that got the morning off to a great start. Even with the full frame larger backpack the climbs were all good. Even before we reached the far side of the Roundup Grounds we'd already decided to tag in Picnics for a bit more of a day.

Mary has only been up into this area once, to see the exceptional P3 lower Dryfall... so we opted to turn up into P1...P2. Instead of the walkup to the top of the Dark Cliffs we opted to go vertical. Mary nailed both climbs! While these are Class 3 and should have safety, with just the three of us it seemed an acceptable risk to take our time... make no mistakes... and enjoy the time savings. Interesting/odd issue to rationalize around those 30 ft falls... simply by thinking we just will not fall!? I would not take a group up those same climbs...? Should we be doing those?

Once above the Dark Cliffs Mary got to see all three lower falls from the top down! Also, great views up to the mid falls. We hiked her up to the huge overhang in P3... great turn around point for the day... then followed the top of the Dark Cliffs around and back into Alamo Canyon, descending Blind Canyon to confirm it was not our best exit. Alamo Gap looks to be our exit of choice from this point on. We will eventually develop a nice cliff top trail around to that cut... then improve the Pipeline trail on out of Alamo Canyon to eliminate the rougher canyon bottom walking.

So... T104...Pipeline...T104...Arch Canyon... Roundup Cliffs...T107... T104... Picnics...P1/2...Dark Clifss....P3...Dark Cliffs... Blind Canyon...T104...Pipeline...T104... all together, one great loop. Out for Six hours... caught great cloudcover!

I'll post the pics in a few days!
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Dec 01 2015
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Purgatory CliffsSoutheast, NM
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Hiking11.80 Miles 2,600 AEG
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Interesting exploratory loop... need to head back up in there to check out some additional potential spurs. Great day out... minor foot/shoe issue cut the hike short.
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Nov 14 2015
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Picnic CanyonsSoutheast, NM
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Canyoneering9.00 Miles 2,700 AEG
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This years Canyon Light Series has pretty much drained all the attention away from our regular canyon series; a good thing! Whereas 32 hikers showed up for the easier outing, we only had three other hikers for the longer, harder Picnic Canyon hike, the second in this Falls long canyons outings.

Ross, Yvonne, and Bojan enjoyed an interestingly looping route: up Alamo to Arch Canyon... up Arch to the Roundup Cliffs trail... along that single track to just past the group photo rock... down the new traverse back into Alamo Canyon... and around into the Picnics.

We first headed up lower P3 to enjoy the towering dryfall... then back out and up P1/P2 for those lower dryfalls, climbing P1 up to the Dark Cliffs. From there, around to the top of the P3 falls, and on up into the upper P3 canyon. Ross gave a name to the very interesting overhang formation: Devil's Ledges. The group enjoyed the amazingly steep bedrock walkway to the top of the canyon, then reversed for a fast descent back to the top of the Dark Cliffs.

At some point in the future we will likely develop a trail to enjoy along the top of the Dark Cliffs. Today we followed the route over and into Blind Canyon, descending once again into Alamo... and followed the bottom of the drainage out and around, finishing up by walking the Pipeline trail out of the canyon.

The smaller group allowed a focus on the various moments of rock... and a faster pace. A really great day!
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Nov 01 2015
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Roundup CliffsSoutheast, NM
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Hiking3.00 Miles 250 AEG
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10 hikers for this nice Beginner's Day... just did the basic meadow crossing. Lots of new faces! Beginner+ Potentials!!
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Sep 20 2015
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Hiking4.10 Miles 180 AEG
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odd, thought I already posted this...?

First of the Fall Beginner Hikes. Only 5 hikers...
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Aug 09 2015
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Hiking5.30 Miles 450 AEG
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Easy loop to show Allison some more of the Beginner routes...
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Jun 07 2015
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Hiking6.70 Miles 850 AEG
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Longer Beginner's Hike with 14 hikers showing up! Three turned around early.. the rest enjoyed the cloudy evening.
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Mar 22 2015
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Hiking4.00 Miles 690 AEG
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beginner+ series started... 11 hikers enjoying a bit longer harder effort. Arch Canyon and Deadman Canyon. A few new faces. Kids seemed to really have a great time...
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Feb 22 2015
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Roundup CliffsSoutheast, NM
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Hiking3.00 Miles 175 AEG
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Beginner+ hike went well... 7 hikers... some of the normal beginners no shows for this slightly more difficult route, but the folks who showed had a great time...
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Feb 21 2015
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Picnic CanyonsSoutheast, NM
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Hiking9.40 Miles 2,750 AEG
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13 hikers showed up for this months Progressive Canyon Series... we mixed it up a bit. Ross looped most of the group around and up Arch Canyon; they really loved it! I lead the rest up and around to the Arch via Roundup Cliffs trail. From there, over and down Roundup Grounds trail and into Alamo Canyon... down and around, up into Picnic to lower P3 Falls. From there back over and up P1... and around to upper P3. Group descended along the top of the Dark Cliffs (future trail route?). They were all tired, happy and confused by the end... doubt if most could replicate the route, but it was a great fit into this ongoing Series.

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Feb 08 2015
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Roundup CliffsSoutheast, NM
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Hiking5.00 Miles 900 AEG
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a variety of smaller exploratory routes to confirm access and ease of movement... ideally, a few new Beginner hikes will come from this. Arch Canyon was the primary focus... it was exceptional!

So, local routes up to around 220... I'm six months behind in posting descriptions (x50+). The project work will occupy me through most of 2015... then, back to "real" hiking?

It is nice to have every hike I do be new and interesting... but I do miss the training.
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Jan 01 2015
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Hiking9.00 Miles 1,800 AEG
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The round up cliffs give nice views to the surrounding area. Rather than do the wash to exit we incorporated the off trail cliffs to get to Picnic Canyon (P3) and back to trailhead. It is a very nice cliff on the north side of Alamo Canyon.

Also went across tops of other Picnic Canyon sections.
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6 hikers out for our first Intermediate level loop... and the potentials for that difficulty hike look promising.

Interesting note: folks visiting from up north contacted the local forest service office to find out about local hikes they could do while they visited this last week... were told that there were no good hikes to do this time of year in this area! So odd that the locals stay oblivious to the nearly 200 routes to be found down off the mountain! And... this is the best time of year to enjoy these.
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Dec 24 2014
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Hiking7.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
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Exploratory to develop traverse/short cut down off of Roundup Cliffs to Dark Cliffs... giving access to Picnic Canyons, The Gap, Blind Cut... Busted Buttress and beyond. Got lucky, found what will likely be the cut... and decided to use Cave canyon for the west end access to the Dark Cliffs. This new routing provides some exceptional looping... now, just have to do the work!
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Dec 07 2014
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Hiking1.90 Miles 125 AEG
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the Beginner's weekly hike went forward without me yesterday. The foot issue prevails (piece of scaffold fell on it last week)... so, not sure when real hiking will kick back in.

Interesting year... blown out knee, jury duty, project work... the biggest hiking days were scored through pure hours, not higher levels of conditioning. I never hit the 12,000' day mark. That used to be the base level of conditioning! Will 2015 bring anything different? The Fall hiking has been distracted but pure fun... exploratory outings scoring new canyons and oddly enough, more new canyons. Ideally, that pattern will continue.
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