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Aug 20 2017
imike
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pyramid Peak - Lincoln NFSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2017
imike
Hiking9.10 Miles 1,760 AEG
Hiking9.10 Miles
1,760 ft AEG
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Luster and Darrel... amble on a rainy day. Up and around Roundup Cliffs Trail... down and across Pipe Springs Trail (no more springs! Pipe disconnected from city water line!) Along Pipeline Ridge to old roadbed down into Caballero Canyon... and down and out back to Alamo Canyon. Intermittent rain all day, but not too bad.

Wet rocks made for augmented colors; we plan to go back in for a Rock Hound day to collect.
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May 19 2013
imike
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pyramid Peak - Lincoln NFSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar May 19 2013
imike
Hiking12.70 Miles 2,345 AEG
Hiking12.70 Miles
2,345 ft AEG
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another off day... but got to check out Good Canyon... maybe tomorrow will go better?
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May 01 2013
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 Cloudcroft, NM
Pyramid Peak via Pipe Springs, NM 
Pyramid Peak via Pipe Springs, NM
 
Hiking avatar May 01 2013
imike
Hiking13.90 Miles 3,190 AEG
Hiking13.90 Miles   7 Hrs   45 Mns   2.19 mph
3,190 ft AEG   1 Hour   25 Mns Break
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1st trip
Wednesday... the day to meet up with hiking partners to enjoy "A" trail. Today I thought it would go to Ortega Peak, but Terri canceled out. I still headed up at 6am, but instead of continuing to the top I looped back down to see if Unchip might show up at her old time. Another no show. Instead of heading back up the hill, I decided to head over to Alamo Canyon and redo Roundup Cliffs from the lower trailhead, then see if there really was a good route up to Pyramid Peak.

It was an interesting day. I made sure I had enough fluids along (did not want a repeat of last Friday!) 168 oz... should do the job.

The cliffs portion was great... I took the time to more carefully document the various highpoints and to document the side canyons flowing into Alamo Canyon (more exploratory hikes to do!) I think I'll add the Cliffs trail into my maintenance schedule... it is a great route; nice to have some of the trail slightly improved.

Dropping down into the upper portion of Alamo Canyon I crossed up to the bench where Lower Pipe Springs flowed. I waded through the cattle... and once at the tank began to look up canyon for the game trail I'd spotted last week. My eye caught on a cattle track moving around and out of the canyon, but with an upward angle. Checking it out, I discovered it did go up... instead of steeply climbing towards the cliffs like the game trail in the canyon, it gave a softer loop around and out of the canyon, then over and back into the canyon... above the cliffs! It was an easy walk into the canyon proper, then across and out the other side. Once onto the lower ridge slopes I intersected the water pipe that carried flow from Upper Pipe Springs down to Lower Pipe Springs. The route became very easy from that point on: follow the ABS pipe!

At the springs I intersected the roadway that is Aquaduct Ridge Trail... and took it over to Pyramid Peak. On top of the peak I enjoyed the panoramic views... and took ten shots with my camera that together would form a 360 presentation.

So... there was a good route to the Ridge... and it did start where I thought after spotting the game trail... it simply was not what I thought it would be... it was better.

I looped back to the truck along the bottom of Alamo Canyon... shooting pictures of the mouths of all the side canyons... thinking about hitting each of those over the coming month. It just stays good.

Drank all of the fluids plus another 75 oz once back home!

GPS Stuff:

T104 Trailhead...(4650')
.64 mile T107 Trailhead (4836')
1.08 mile Roundup Cliff Bench (5162')
1.40 mile Falls (5285')
2.34 mile T103/T104 (5510')
2.80 mile High point (5546')
2.94 mile High point (5581')
3.00 mile T107/Cliffs (5550')
3.29 mile T107 Trailhead (5364')
3.35 mile Lower Pipeline Springs (5390')
3.86 mile Upper Pipeline Springs (5690')
4.45 mile Pyramid Peak (6140')
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Culture
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average hiking speed 2.19 mph

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