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Nov 11 2012
Jim_H
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41 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Hershberger Peak via Marble CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Nov 11 2012
Jim_H
Canyoneering9.00 Miles 3,250 AEG
Canyoneering9.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.13 mph
3,250 ft AEG
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
III - Normally requires most of a day
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1st trip
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timmer1978
Pretty nice canyon and I enjoyed it, but it didn't feel that hard. Had to take in Hershberger to round things out. The approach to that wasn't bad at all from the west, and the summit was fine, but the views are not 360 degrees. You get most of them, though. I would probably only do Hershberger from the canyon, or this side, and not the A trail, and I feel that once or twice a year is fine for Hershberger. Ortega is easier and has better views. Blanca was nice looking and has some snow on it. Coming down it got cold in the shadows. I want summer!
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Hershberger Peak Sierra Blanca Peak
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Nov 11 2012
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Marble Canyon - SouthSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Nov 11 2012
imike
Canyoneering8.90 Miles 2,990 AEG
Canyoneering8.90 Miles
2,990 ft AEG
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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timmer1978
Really nice day to enjoy this canyon/ridge loop hike... timed it to end as the sun set... making it a bit too cool for some of the others; perfect for me. There were a couple of newbies along (from the Las Cruces Meetup group)... everyone did great! This remains my favorite fun day hike!

Jim, Yubao and Timmie got to score a new peak... not one of my favorites...

I got to surf a fractured rock slab that broke away under me... unfortunately right into Tim's leg! I'm home now extracting all the cacti that went along with that fall. Better me than any of the others; I bounce well... and, am nerve dead.

Good day on the mountain!
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Oct 23 2011
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Hershberger Peak via Marble CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Oct 23 2011
imike
Canyoneering14.00 Miles 4,480 AEG
Canyoneering14.00 Miles
4,480 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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1st trip
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Supposed to be a simple hike up Marble Canyon, but having a new hiking partner 20 years my junior spun it out to a bit of peak bagging... first Hershberger Peak, then cross country over to Ortega Peak... I'll either get back into shape or go to pieces! She is tough, and looking for ever harder weekend outings!

Of course, I also had a ledge break away under my foot on one of the climbs in the canyon... got lucky and shifted weight to a great hand hold. Could be I won't have to worry about getting back in shape...?
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Mar 27 2010
imike
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71 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Marble Canyon - SouthSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Mar 27 2010
imike
Canyoneering9.60 Miles 3,645 AEG
Canyoneering9.60 Miles   7 Hrs   12 Mns   1.33 mph
3,645 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
fun day up the canyon... got some more opinions about this hike from a couple of folks from ElPaso... everyone seemed to have a nice day out. Unfortunately, I have chicken pox and energy a bit off. (...this was probably not what was in mind with the bed rest suggestion?) I am sort of achy all over... and there is all that torso pain, but out on the trail it just feels normal. Guess I should take a few days off. Hopefully, this will not mess up my travel plans!
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average hiking speed 1.23 mph

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