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Feb 21 2014
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Ortega Ridge NorthSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2014
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Hiking4.70 Miles 1,280 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles
1,280 ft AEG
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wow... only one hiker today! Maybe for the better: knee a bit glitched from yesterday... an still have the second hike beginning at 1pm...
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Jan 13 2014
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 Cloudcroft, NM
Exploratory Monday, NM 
Exploratory Monday, NM
 
Canyoneering avatar Jan 13 2014
imike
Canyoneering12.80 Miles 5,100 AEG
Canyoneering12.80 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   1.49 mph
5,100 ft AEG   1 Hour   55 Mns Break
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
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Awake, then up around 3am... supposed to be Marble Madness Monday, but last week's Marble foibles were a bit more than I was in the mood for this morning... so, on the "A" at 5am... 43 degrees and shorts/T shirt felt ideal... though it was pitch dark out!

After a nice warmup into a stiff headwind, I decided to explore the canyon I'd spotted yesterday: up Lost Trail Canyon South... it looked nice and simple. It was... but good, and that lead me on up to complete the ridge it was bisecting: Ortega Ridge North!

I found myself criss-crossing the ridge time and again... great views down into Ortega North, siting the overly impressive dry fall formations I've hiked so many times... then back to check out the upper regions of Lost Trail Canyon South... which I may not have yet hiked?

It was great! I have a new favorite Ridge Hike!!

Eventually, up and on top of our Fraggle Rock... and I figured I should just keep it a Ridge Day, so on up to the Horse Ridge/Ortega Traverse... and on to Ortega Peak.

I met up with Jim near the bottom of the "A"... was going to loop back up for more training, but knee felt a bit glitchy.

All in all... a good day.

Once again getting way behind on writing up Descriptions: Fissure-Leah's Lair, "A" Trail Survey, Michal's Traverse, Horse Ridge-Ortega Traverse, Ortega Ridge-North, Tub Rock Cut, and Six other canyons over in the Marble Drainage!

To Hike or to Write... that is the question... :(
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Ageless Mind... Timeless Body... No Way! Use It and Lose It. Just the way it is...
average hiking speed 1.49 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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