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Rabbit Ears

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. 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. Depends on the weather condition, a few of us might want to explore Rabbit Ears South.

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.

Meet us 0700 at Kmart parking lot at Highway 70 and Telshor, or 0730 at trailhead.

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  • Karen G.

    Had a good time on this hike. The group is fantastic, Yubao & Samat are such great leaders! Love to hike!!

    April 30, 2013

  • Carol B.

    I can't believe I hiked the whole thing. Lots of bouldering and up hill climbing, but a great hike.
    Yubao is a great leader, he gets us all to the top.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This hike kicked my butt! But it was very enjoyable nonetheless :) Great to meet/see everyone!

    April 29, 2013

  • JERRY

    Thanks for the good hike. I'll see y'all again up there.

    April 28, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    I do have a ride to K-Mart, but can someone take me from there to the trail head? I should have a ride home. (Normally I have my car, but my fiancé needs it tmrw)

    April 27, 2013

  • Rosario R.

    who is driving from El Paso? let me know if there is room in your car

    April 27, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    I'm planning on this hike, but won't rsvp till I know for sure.

    April 26, 2013

  • Chris

    I think this hike is above my skill level. Sound like so much fun though.

    April 14, 2013

    • Yubao

      chris, you are welcome to come along. The group is not going to be fast. I, for one, will drag my legs along. As I should have had 26 miles, 7-8,000' climbing the previous day.

      April 23, 2013

    • Chris

      Yubao - thank you very much for the offer!! I am going on the 1:00 pm Rough & Ready Hills Hike...probably more my speed...ha ha. Thanks again. Have fun on your hike.

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in El Paso...I might attend.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a blast and a challenge. I'm in depending on the date.

    April 9, 2013

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