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Pipeline Trail #110 - 1 member in 7 triplogs has rated this an average 2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 09 2016
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Alamo Peak Trail #109Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Sep 09 2016
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking9.00 Miles 2,016 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
2,016 ft AEG
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Great day out on this exceptional loop... odd to find the tops of the ridges along Alamo Peak road denuded... doing more of that very odd mulching... thinning... all in the name of groundwater maintenance? Also, Atchinson Meadows has some major construction project going on that no one at the Ranger Station was aware of??

Good day out with Ross and Luster...
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Aug 16 2014
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quarry CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Aug 16 2014
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Canyoneering9.80 Miles 4,300 AEG
Canyoneering9.80 Miles
4,300 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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Cool breeze made for a great hike. Up into the Quarry, shooting pics of the older initials carved into the marble walls. I liked the 15 year old who in 1933 climbed to a precarious shelf to register. There are higher marks, but likely scored using modern climbing gear. There are bolted routes in a variety of the clefts/faces.

I worked some more on routing to Marble Bluffs... got really lucky today; scored an optimum track... and lucky again routing on up to the old Gold mine.

GPS tracks on all that, then descended to track routes on both Traverses out of Terri's Cut.

Second day for my OJ to have a tangy, bubbly augment... early stage fermentation! Maybe that was why the hike went so well?

Odd guy camped out down below the "A"... carts and all. I was planning on doing low laps... decided to range higher to delay interaction. Day without crazy seemed better.

Rains have scoured the "A" trail... confirms my earlier idea: I will reroute the trail over to better views and easier to maintain tracks... which will have the additional benefit of not being open to bikes, ATV or motorbike traffic. They can continue to destroy the traditional route.

At 740,000' for the year: AEG. Couple weeks left this month: 40-60,000'? Might get close to the 800,000' by the end of the month, or not. I'm looking forward to switching to a four day hiking schedule in September... 60,000' per month for the last four months of the year.

This summer of hiking down out of the cool has worked. I may go back to summer hiking in the higher reaches, but this was not bad.
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Jun 19 2013
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Rim Trail #T105Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2013
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Hiking13.00 Miles 3,400 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles
3,400 ft AEG
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up and down and around... lung problems behind me?
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Jun 17 2013
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Alamo Peak Trail #109Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2013
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Hiking13.00 Miles 3,011 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles
3,011 ft AEG
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Camped out up high for the week... Yubao logging longer miles with hopes of improving his time on Organ Needle (3 H 20 MIN... striving to hit 3 hour) and prepare for 50 mile events this Fall. Me... finally clearing out my lung problems!? Of course, I'm way out of shape after months of not being able to train hard, but the last few days feel great.
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Dec 09 2012
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Alamo Peak Trail #109Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2012
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Hiking26.30 Miles 7,050 AEG
Hiking26.30 Miles   12 Hrs      2.57 mph
7,050 ft AEG   1 Hour   45 Mns Break
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twelve hour day meant dark to start and dark to finish... end of day would have been lighter but the cold front finally hit; the thick cloud bank blocked out the western horizon. Was sort of shooting for an 8,000' day, but we added in some steep off trail and an additional peak... and, I was not strong on the steeper uphill sections... so, bigger days maybe later? Yubao and Timmy seemed to be enjoying the route except for my too frequent rest breaks. Even in the cooler temps I sweated out way too much fluids... drank over a gallon of OJ and electrolyte fluids on the hike and a full gallon of chocolate milk immediately after the hike... not sure what was going on. At my age I can't complain about logging this day, but I expect a bit more that has yet to translate through for higher performance. Guess I'll keep plugging away.

It was a fun day out, and descending Alamo Canyon was exceptionally nice this time around.
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May 17 2009
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72 male
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 Cloudcroft, NM
Alamo Peak LoopSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar May 17 2009
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Hiking7.30 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   1.95 mph
2,900 ft AEG
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Easy effort after yesterday's longer workout hike...

Closing out the weekend effort, 11,200' yesterday on a very steep trail and 2900' today on the 7.3 mile connecting route with 109/110/111/109... Giving me a nice 14,100' for the weekend, nearly my goal for the week. I'll finish up the week with a very light daily hit in town on Osha trail... then move on to the following week with no major efforts, just the daily hit of that 2900' foot route five times during the week, and the Osha trail daily. I will net about the same for the week's effort without having any big hits. The next big effort day will come the following weekend. I'll attempt to do the longer mileage day covering all seven ridge approach trails in one day: 10,100 feet of climbing over 27 miles. For some reason that particular route day has alluded me. Maybe I'll get lucky that weekend if the forest remains open. What is doubly impressive with the current training: my body weight is still over 30# above event weight. Once I cut that weight, it is reasonable to believe I'll have a 20% performance augmentation on just that issue alone. Combined with another five months of focused training the goal of a Finger Rock Quad begins to look very doable, even though at younger age I was never able to get that one goal under my belt. Interesting.
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May 06 2009
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Alamo Peak LoopSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar May 06 2009
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Hiking7.30 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   3 Hrs   28 Mns   2.11 mph
2,900 ft AEG
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Too many elk out this morning to count, and lots of turkey. I'm still trying to get a good pic of those turkey, but invariably they flutter off right in front of me with my camera buried away, or if the camera is out and ready they manage to scuttle just out of range or in too dense of brush for the camera to capture. Be nice to have an effective zoom lense for those buzzards.

Easier day yesterday allowed the legs the needed rest... the loop this morning was easy.

I added in the extra down/up Section with T111... nice hit
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average hiking speed 2.21 mph

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