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Dec 24 2014
imike
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Alamo Canyon Trail #104Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2014
imike
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,000 ft 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 18 2014
imike
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Broken Buttress BreaksSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Dec 18 2014
imike
Canyoneering5.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Canyoneering5.00 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Partners none no partners
following up on a lead... and checking out a long planned route, my first day back out doing an exploratory hike yielded both a new cave and a successful ascent up through the cliffs to Alamo Ridge. The west portion of the Dark Cliffs also showed positive promise for a north side canyon route up to the Picnics. All the time lost to jury duty and a busted foot has created some minor issues, but it was a good day out!

Side spurs n4, n5, n6 finally resolved... now need to check the cave up below the Roundup Cliffs... and the full canyons: Alamo Gap... Blind Cut. Way down on the list: the slot up at the top of N5? Too much to do!
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Jan 19 2014
imike
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Deadman Canyon: North ForkSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jan 19 2014
imike
Canyoneering7.00 Miles 1,900 AEG
Canyoneering7.00 Miles
1,900 ft AEG
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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12 hikers showed up for our Sunday Beginner's Hike! Walked them up canyon through a bit of scrambling... then, traversed out and over to the Roundup Grounds trail for an easier exit...

... found new spur trail route... nice!

Did a pre-hike hike... explored the Broken Buttress Cut, exited out Cave Canyon, hiking down canyon in the upper section before accessing the trail.

Basically, a rest day.
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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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