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Rabbit Ears --Massif

We will take the most common route. From Baylor Canyon Road, we will take the entrance of the jeep road headed for the hut and park right at the entrance. (If we have enough high suspension vehicles, we might park closer to the hut, that would save about a half mile walking in the lower desert.) We will pass the mine site, cross over Northeast to the entrance of the Big Winy Canyon. Take the canyon all the way up to the saddle between South Rabbit Ear and Rabbit Ears Massif. We will summit Rabbit Ears Massif.

The Big Windy Canyon is one of the most beautiful canyons in the Organs, straight shot up rock cliffs, jagged and threatening, with variety of rock formations and hues of color resulting from different mineral components. Huge sections of the arroyo bed are simple granite rock, solid and clean, an ideal terrain for canyon lovers.

This hike involves plenty of bouldering, small waterfall climbing and bedrock scrambling. It demands agility, full body strength, and mental focus. To some hikers who like canyoneering, this could be a much enjoyable, fun outing, much easier a hike than some other Organ hikes, like the Peak or the Needle. However, to some others who are not comfortable with steep canyon ascending and descending, might find it unusually difficult an adventure. It is for the hiker to find it out.

The climbing from the saddle to the summit is especially steep, but short.

The time Samat went up there, his GPS clocked 7.5 miles and 3600' elevation gain.

All in all, this is a moderate to difficult hike.

The hike will take about 6 to 8 hours.

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  • Yubao

    Nice hike. Thinking of going back into that area soon.

    February 17, 2013

  • Mike F.

    Tougher than I expected, great hike though!

    February 17, 2013

  • Rosario R.

    I will wait for the next hike to rabbit ears!

    February 17, 2013

  • Yubao

    Any last minute questions, please give me a call at[masked]

    February 16, 2013

  • Michael B.

    sugarloaf.. enough said!

    February 16, 2013

  • Grace

    Would anyone be able to meet at the Kmart on El Paseo or the Baskin Robbins on Missouri? I live near both of those, but I don't have a car, and the Kmart on Telshor isn't very accessible by bike...

    February 16, 2013

  • Lidia Eunice M.

    no, not ready yet

    February 16, 2013

  • Lidia Eunice M.

    I am excited to do this hike even though I am not sure if I am ready but want to try

    February 16, 2013

  • Yubao

    @Mike: Remembering the co-adventure to the Needle the very first time for both of us (rattlers and all), I am sure you will love this one.

    February 4, 2013

  • Mike F.

    Yubao talked me into it. I'm there unless it's cold...

    February 3, 2013

  • Samat

    I'm OOT this weekend—reschedule, or are you guys OK with going up? @Kyong: Don't chicken out! This one is a nightmare but is worth doing to tell people you've done it We do hikes as a group as a reason!

    January 31, 2013

    • Yubao

      And Kyong, if you got time, you should definitely do this hike. Absolutely.

      January 31, 2013

    • Timmy

      A nightmare? Has someone been drinking too much??? I guess if you are deathly afraid of hiking might be. Otherwise...

      1 · January 31, 2013

  • Lidia Eunice M.

    is this hike at night, 7pm?

    January 30, 2013

    • Yubao

      Many thanks for catching it. I just changed it:)

      January 30, 2013

  • Yubao

    Jessi, haven't seen you for a long while. You are going to have fun doing this hike. It's a cake walk for you.

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chickening out... ^^;;

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm gonna try and attend this one ...lol

    January 30, 2013

  • Randy

    Loved your photos. This sounds inviting.

    January 28, 2013

    • Yubao

      Randy, you are always welcome to come back and hike with us in the Organs! The Rabbit Ears adventure involves less loose scrambling like the needle hike, but bouldering and bedrock scrambling poses some exhilarating exposed thrills.

      January 28, 2013

  • Samat

    OOT

    January 28, 2013

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