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Rabbit Ears Massif - Organ Mountains

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A strenuous hike even by Organ Mountain standards that will require short stretches of exposed, steep scrambling just before the summit. As with any high-desert hike, dress appropriately with long sleeves and pants, sun protection, gloves may come in handy, and plenty of water (5L) and salty snacks to replenish your electrolytes.

This is a "Celebration of Our Mountains" event that will allow those of you looking for an adventure to stand atop the Rabbit Ears Massif!

This hike is approximately 7 miles round trip with about 3,000' of elevation gain; it will take approximately 8 hours.

Plan to meet at K-Mart at 7:30am for carpooling or at the trailhead at 8:00am. If you don't plan to carpool, please let us know (via comments below or call/text).

From Baylor Canyon Road, we will take the entrance of the jeep road headed for Topp Hut and park right at the entrance. We will pass the mine site, cross over Northeast to the entrance of the Rabbit Ears 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 Rabbit Ears 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 particular time, in the Rabbit Ears Canyon, waterfalls are laughing, wildflowers are blooming.

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 of a hike than other Organ peaks, like the South Rabbit Ear or the Organ Needle. However, to others who are not comfortable with steep canyon ascending or descending, they may find it to be a quite difficult adventure. The hike will be different for every hiker.

Please use the comments section below for any questions.