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Apr 21 2018
nobert15
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Carrizo PeakSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2018
nobert15
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,765 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   7 Hrs   15 Mns   1.38 mph
2,765 ft AEG
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The road to the Johnnie Canyon trailhead requires high clearance, but not 4x4 unless there is bad weather. The drive through O Bar O ranch had countless private property signs, but the road itself is a county right-of-way so people are free to travel through, you just can't stop. Johnnie Canyon trail was in rough shape but overall wasn't too difficult to navigate. There was one small seep spring in Johnnie Canyon that had water. Carrizo Peak trail had seen some recent maintenance from the intersection of Johnnie Canyon to about 1 mile west of that point. Beyond the saddle Carrizo Peak trail has become a social trail. I lost the trail a couple of times but quickly found it again. I got lucky with the weather and had amazingly visibility with some beautiful clouds. This area is great to visit if you want some solitude and adventure.
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Nov 28 2013
Jim_H
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Carrizo PeakSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2013
Jim_H
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,765 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   1.94 mph
2,765 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
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On the one hand I wish I had a dry trail, and I wished I had done this earlier. On the other, the clear, calm winter air and the snow on the Sangre De Cristos meant I could see from Ski Apache to Ski Sante Fe, from Organ Peak and Organ Needle, to Sante Fe Baldy, and the prairies to the east, the Magdalena Mountains to the west, and a bunch of other things.

The recent snow was still present, but I got to have some fun using my vehicle. Early on it was fine on the trail, but entering the darker areas the snow was deepening to almost 6 inches at time. So, my shoes got wet. I followed bear tracks for a while, as they seemed to be familiar with the trail, but when they left the trail I was still able to find the correct path, even if I had to look closely a number of times. Snow did make it harder to see the trail, but it was really the slip and slide nature of it that I wasn't loving. I fell a few times on the rock coming down.

I had to hunt for specific features on the horizon on the summit, but I was able to see the Sangres. Something I wanted. I haven't seen that far in a couple of years. Going down went far faster than up, which was good as the temperature was falling.

This was the hike that got me over 300,000' of AEG for 2013.
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