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Rabbit Ears South

Last Saturday Ryan and I checked out the west-side approach to Rabbit Ears South, and we find out that there is no technical climbing required at all (all the way to the top), despite what rock climbers have described. So, we will hike up the Rabbit Ears South!

We will park at the entrance end of the rough road to the Rock House by Ruby Mine; walk past the Rock House and the Mine; get into Rabbit Ears Canyon; ascend along the canyon till we can clearly see the narrow gap between Rabbit Ears Middle and South; and turn slightly left onto the trail, where Ryan built a cairn on the left-hand side; bushwhack to the base of Rabbit Ears South and Middle (there is a primitive trail, to put it that way); and then, up to the summit of Rabbit Ears South!

The hike is about 7 miles round trip, with 3000' of elevation gain. It is one of the most strenuous hikes in the Organ Mountains. It involves rather exposed, very steep climbing. The difficulty level is right up there with the Needle Trail, Ice Canyon, Little Ice Canyon, a little bit more, or a little bit less, depends on who you are asking. It is a typical Organ Mountains hike. We don't want to intimidate any good hikers from coming and joining us, and meanwhile, we don't want you to underestimate the difficulty level of this hike either.

It is going to be hot: Bring your sunscreen, and at least 5 liters of water. And an adventurous spirit is always a plus!

Meet us at KMart at 0700 or at the trailhead at 0730.

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  • Rosario R.

    FROM SMALL STEPS, TO MEDIUM STEPS TO ENORMOUS STEPS WE MADE IT TO THE RABBIT EARS. RYAN SPECIALTY PIZZA, AT THE RABBIT SPOT, WAS DELICIOSA!

    June 3, 2013

  • Rosario R.

    Another ten star hike! Thanks Yubao and Ryan you guys are my HEROES :)

    June 3, 2013

  • Yubao

    A very good hike. 11 of us, 9 made to the very top. Mark's two athletic sons made the daunting Rabbit Ears South challenge look like it's nothing. It's definitely something for the rest of us!

    June 3, 2013

  • Karen G.

    Beautiful, but challenging I had a great hike. Thanks Yubao & Ryan for a great adventure.

    June 3, 2013

  • Rosario R.

    Great! I will be at Starbucks I-10 & Redd

    June 1, 2013

    • mark s.

      Ok, see you then. Remember plenty of water

      June 1, 2013

  • Yubao

    Questions or concerns, give me a holler at[masked]

    June 1, 2013

  • mark s.

    Hi, I'm back in town & will bring my 2 my sons.

    June 1, 2013

    • mark s.

      Rosiero, we are going now & can pick you up @ the starbucks @ 6:15.I'm in white chevy cobalt.

      June 1, 2013

  • Rosario R.

    Who is driving from El Paso?
    Do you have space in your car for one?
    We can car pool from Starbucks at Red

    June 1, 2013

  • Rosario R.

    OUCH! Sounds difficult but fun!

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, after 3 days off, I expect to work Sunday. Oh well.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    Yubao said it very well. I'd like to add that I've been on a lot of hikes in the organs, and this is currently my favorite: exciting, beautiful, and challenging.

    1 · May 28, 2013

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