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Feb 19 2015
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Alamo Canyon Trail #104Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2015
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,432 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,432 ft AEG
 no routes
Partners none no partners
what was to be a short, 3 hour exploratory... over six hours later had scored an ascent to the Mesa up Alamo Side Canyon... and confirmed the Dark Cliffs Cut as a likely route for accessing the top of those cliffs. The hike was stretched when I mentioned we could top out and look for the Tobias plane wreck site (learned about when researching the wreck site found last week over in Mule Canyon). So... that is what happened. Site did not yield much to see...

Then, since Ross nor Will had ever been through the Mesa Gap... we used that to descend... then, we did a bit of routing for a better trail site to get across upper Quiet Canyon. Final: Prominent Point Trail. Nice day out.

Note: Ross confirmed the metal can from our last hike was indeed a Mine Site Location marker. The document sealed in the Baking Powder can 74 years ago was in great shape. He ran the 1940 census and located the guy who'd signed the document! Now, he wants to go back and check out the cave higher up the cliffs!
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Sep 30 2014
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pock Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Sep 30 2014
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Canyoneering5.10 Miles 1,900 AEG
Canyoneering5.10 Miles
1,900 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Ross, DJ, Will... nice looping with a few offshoot diversions.
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Aug 20 2014
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2014
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking2.90 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking2.90 Miles
600 ft AEG
 no routes
Partners none no partners
easy, short walk over to old Jeep track and up towards the base of the Point...

Most of the day spent on the computer... editing photos, planning some longterm efforts, and trying to decide how to close out the year. 2014 was to be about promoting local hiking activity. That has had mixed success. The current Map development may provide an interesting boost to the process, once completed. It will have Waypoint links to HAZ for trail description and pictures... and to Google+ for even more pics.

This week: more online promotional efforts. Connected with a site that is about New Mexico, on Facebook. Folks post pictures... then and now. 22,000 members. First 24 hours I was online there were over 1,000 different members making comments... various pics I posted were getting 50-180 "Likes"... and generating comments from hikers not aware of all the hiking potentials in Alamo. Oddly, some of those were folks living in Alamo! Most of the members are likely not hikers... so, a very diluted result.

Probably will close out 2014 with a brief hit of radio and newspaper promotions, then move on to 2015. That year, all promo to be for out of state hikers.

...interesting day... interesting year.

I did decide how to close out this month. Now, to see if I'll get up tomorrow and do it!
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Apr 04 2014
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Goat Springs CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Apr 04 2014
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Canyoneering7.80 Miles 1,800 AEG
Canyoneering7.80 Miles
1,800 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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Weird... I'd swear I posted this yesterday! Yet, it seems to be gone...? Something I did?
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Nov 30 2013
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pock Rock CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Nov 30 2013
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Canyoneering7.90 Miles 1,650 AEG
Canyoneering7.90 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.98 mph
1,650 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
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Hard not to put this little gem on the Fall calendar. John drove over from El Paso for his first hike with our Meetup.com group. Terri expanded her canyoneering experience with this challenging, shorter canyon outing.

We added in the upper reaches of the canyon today. In all of the prior trips we'd been exiting the canyon onto the adjacent ridge that splits the two upper branches of the canyon. this time, we remained in the main cut... and it was good! More bedrock falls... lots of additional mini-climbs... overall just a better augment to the day.

We hit the Mesa and looped around and down Rockachucky and Prominent Point...

For some reason, I was beat up by days end... tired! (out of shape!??)

Very good day out!
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Nov 02 2012
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43 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2012
Jim_HTriplogs 2,007
Hiking2.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   1.00 mph
1,000 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I think when mike means nasty, he means the danger of thorns, thorns and more thorns. I little less than I wanted, but a nice afternoon outing. Still, I'm a little uncomfortable on those steep slopes with cactus and ocotillo everywhere. I went past the peak to a small ridge to the east. I turned back when I stepped next to a cactus and had some thorns enter my ankle. I little too off trail more my taste.
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Sep 13 2012
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
RockaChuckey WashSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Sep 13 2012
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Canyoneering12.75 Miles 3,160 AEG
Canyoneering12.75 Miles   8 Hrs   15 Mns   1.84 mph
3,160 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 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
I - Short 1-2 hours
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The Day was diverse...
40%...70% chance of rain, with high temps in the 50's above 9,000'. We decided to stay below the major storms, and hit Goat Springs Trail (the old access point) to climb up onto the Mesa. From there, looped clockwise, climbing with nice overviews of the Marble Canyon drainage... peaks were obscured by the low hanging clouds. Umbrellas sufficed for the light rain during the first hours of the day.

After looping to the south Mesa, and siting the various canyon and ridge potential hikes from there, we did a detour descent down Pock Rock canyon... neither Yuboa nor Karen had ever hiked the area, so I was trying to show them bits of a lot of different stuff. Karen had been avoiding coming over for any of my hikes (she'd heard odd rumors of crazy hard routes and too fast paces...?) and was apprehensive as the day began, but she fit right in. She was much impressed with the Pock Rock Gorge, even though it was full on rain by then and Parkas had replaced the umbrellas.

We looped back around and up onto the Mesa after the canyon hit, then traversed over and down Rockachucky Canyon, exiting the ridge around on the trail from Prominent Point. Lots of hours. Lots of weather. Some spills, scrapes and blood... fun had by all!
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May 06 2012
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar May 06 2012
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 01 2012
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar May 01 2012
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking5.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 05 2012
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking3.80 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 18 2011
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Dec 18 2011
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking3.60 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 21 2011
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2011
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 13 2011
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2011
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking3.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jun 10 2011
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking4.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 24 2011
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 11 2011
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar May 11 2011
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking4.30 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.30 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 03 2011
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 Guides 253
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2011
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking4.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 15 2011
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 Guides 253
 Photos 6,930
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Prominent PointSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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imikeTriplogs 2,467
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 05 2011
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Dome Cut...The StairwaySoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jan 05 2011
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Canyoneering5.30 Miles 1,005 AEG
Canyoneering5.30 Miles
1,005 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
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
Nice to discover yet another little canyon close to my house, and this one is a fun little workout. I think it may be the last, although there is another cut further south up behind some houses... guess I need to get over and see if it is worth doing.
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Jan 05 2011
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 Guides 253
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72 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Dome Cut...The StairwaySoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Jan 05 2011
imikeTriplogs 2,467
Canyoneering4.90 Miles 1,005 AEG
Canyoneering4.90 Miles
1,005 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
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
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average hiking speed 1.61 mph
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