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Organ Needle Trail

One time we went up there the GPS track had elevation gain at 3881' [masked] min/max), 11.8 miles. It took us a bit over 10 hours to do it.


The descriptions of the last few trips were pretty accurate. Extremely difficult, poses a challenge that is physical/spiritual/mental/psychological.

Please assess your own capability of doing it.

Meet us at Milagro Coffee at 7:00 am; or, at La Cueva picnic area parking lot at Dripping Spring State Park at 7:20 am.

The following picture is Samat's GPS track of the route.

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  • Yubao

    There's at least one foot of snow in the Dark Canyon, which makes the coming down much easier. You take one step, three steps distance is ready covered. So effortless:). I am tempted to describe the way up with 'one step up, two steps down', then again, I realized that that defies mathematics. As maths and sciences are openly defied in this country, I'd better be careful... Oh, well...
    Nice weather to make the almost-an-hour-sojourn on the top real comfy. Alex even took a nap!
    We made it in 8 hours and half. The youngsters made me feel I was getting old.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've always wanted to do this hike. Hopefully it will be scheduled again later in the year. Have fun and be safe.

    January 18, 2013

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    Co-Organizer,
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  • A former member
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