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Sep 01 2015
imike
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69 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Dry Canyon Trail #5574Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2015
imike
Hiking5.20 Miles 950 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
950 ft AEG
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hike with Ross and Mary... checking out the old Womack Mine, then the off trail back route up to Hershberger Peak. Broken rib not a real problem with the minor bit of scrambling. Progress!
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Aug 20 2014
imike
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69 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Quiet CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Aug 20 2014
imike
Canyoneering14.00 Miles 4,100 AEG
Canyoneering14.00 Miles
4,100 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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late start... hiked light. trying to decide how to close out month... begin the four day hiking weeks, or go long daily? Cloudy and stormy out... but cooler.
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Mar 22 2014
imike
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69 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Hershberger PeakSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2014
imike
Hiking12.00 Miles 4,400 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles
4,400 ft AEG
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1st trip
Just a fun, meandering day. Terri's first time up Goat Springs Canyon... and the Mesa Ridge route... and Hershberger Peak. We approached along the edge of Alamo/Caballero Canyons... checking out a variety of spur canyon exploratory potentials.

Hershberger a bit nicer than in years past; plant growth dying off the peak, opening the vista views.

God littered T109 with multiple deadfalls! Must be an ATV hating female God; I like it.

Ortega breezy.

Couple of newby hikers on the "A" trail... we encouraged them to turn back and live to hike another day... with water and food along.

Jim heading up as we exited the trail.

I called it a day without heading back up for the needed AEG... massive leg cramps last night have me wanting to focus on eating/drinking to correct whatever the deficiency may have been; I'll make it up tomorrow?

Good day.
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Mar 22 2014
tarryon
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60 female
 Joined Oct 14 2012
 nm
Goat Springs CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Mar 22 2014
tarryon
Canyoneering11.00 Miles 4,400 AEG
Canyoneering11.00 Miles   8 Hrs   30 Mns   1.36 mph
4,400 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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1st trip
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imike
Such a wonderful day, it is a treat to review it. Start up the historical Goat spring trail via the canyon was unique. The challenge and a bit of overcoming a fear factor was actually fun. On up to the Mesa Ridge was great. Made the decision to take the Mesa Ridge rather than the rim. I enjoyed it. On up to Hershberger Peak was such different terrain. I just love old stable trees. On around Fake Peak to the A Trail section toward Ortega Peak. Up on the peak a bit of wind kicked up. Down the trail for a relaxing ending to the day.

Also think we may have solved the world problems. It just all seems so simple on the top of a beautiful mountain. Too bad the rest of the world does not see it the same.
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Oct 21 2013
Jim_H
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40 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Hershberger PeakSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2013
Jim_H
Hiking7.50 Miles 3,450 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.43 mph
3,450 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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1st trip
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I have wanted to hike Hershberger for sometime, and I guess this was because I forgot how bad the approach is. I didn't come from the A trail, that sounds like a nightmare. Instead, I came from Goat Springs, the ridge line above the mesa, and up to the peak the way I came down last year when I did the peak with the group after the Marble Canyon meet-up hike. The ridge is fine, just go slow to avoid the thorns. Crossing the hills is OK, but once gaining the last slope up to the summit it is not fun. It could be, especially if a trail was there, but the grass is thick, there are dead flowers with spiked seeds, and there are small agave and other pointy cactus in the spots between the rock and grass, nice and out of sight at times, too. Anyway, it isn't a fun hike in that section.

So, even though my newer shoes are filled with seeds and pointy junk, and my legs cut up from the pointy plants, I did sort of enjoy this. It was a beautiful afternoon, the day was lovely, and there was the highlight of flushing up a large covey of quail, too.

Miles seems about right and the AEG is actually about the same as the description. Parked at the end of 1st @ 4518, the summit on the topo is 7850', and there is a 50' valley you cross 2x, plus another hills that is at least the remainder, so I probably am over the official, but I'll go low for this one.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Goat Springs Quart per minute Quart per minute
Flow is increasing. Nasty pools are there for animals.
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