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Canyon Light: Alamogordo: Redstone Canyon

Note... Just Scored a new exit route off the Marble Bluffs!  Fossils Galore!!    ...just one week to go...

 check out the link:

Bluff Cliffs Exit...

This hike is being organized by the Alamogordo Meetup group and is cross listed here for the benefit of the Jornada group. I went on the October one and it was a great adventure containing beautiful canyons, fossils, vistas, and rock formations. 

Meet: 7:30 am at Kmart in LC (see above)   OR

9:00 am at  Fire Station 4/Park3308 E 10th St, E. End of 10th St Park at Park or South in field, Alamogordo, NM

Check out the November hike:

This First Saturday Series... Starts later... goes shorter... finishes earlier...

...yet still hits some great canyons.

This Series kicked off in October with one of the more demanding short loops... Deadman! 

 25 hikers working the interesting challenges of one of our nicer areas.

Redstone this month... has some great features...

This month: November... we will do the much easier Redstone Canyon... Surprise Canyon loop.  These are the hidden middle canyon cuts in the Marble Canyon Drainage.

That is not to say there will not be challenges, but these cuts have none of the huge dryfall formations like Deadman... instead,  shallower cuts with very interesting rock...  different, but nice.

Less than six miles... probably around the 5 hour range, depending on our pace.

If folks are interested, we will add in a Potluck lunch break during the hike... let me know and we'll work out a menu...

We plan to keep the elevation gains below the 1500' mark... and mileage such that we should finish the hikes in the five hour range... or sooner.

It is still off trail... and class I canyoneering... Not for Beginnersunless they are ready to stretch themselves with a few challenging scrambles!

We will include some upper Deadman Loops... Black Rock Canyon loops... Ortega South Loops... Spur Canyon Loops... Arrow Canyons?.... and who knows. Might hit some of the Picnics!

Exact Routes to be developed and posted later.  


Call if you are running late!

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  • Josephine

    Fantastic hike! Enjoyed the beauty of the canyons. Thanks Michal, Mary, Ross, Raena and Yuboa for sharing your skills and knowledge of hiking.

    November 8, 2015

  • chris

    I posted pictures on the Alamogordo page

    2 · November 8, 2015

    • Raena

      Thanks, Chris!

      November 8, 2015

  • vijay c.

    hike was great

    November 8, 2015

  • michal

    The link to the full Picture Set!

    November 7, 2015

  • Raena

    Great day! Glad I was able to enjoy it. Thanks to Michal, Ross, and Mary! And everyone else. See you next month.

    1 · November 7, 2015

  • Bert V.

    hiking was so fabulous that I forgot to break out my fireball spiked hot chocolate

    1 · November 7, 2015

  • michal

    Big group...rock army...did great!

    November 7, 2015

  • Pam

    Hey y'all, I'm so sorry to do this but I'm gonna have to back out of today's hike. I found out last night that my son's Cub Scout group is doing a hike so I have to go to that with him.

    November 7, 2015

  • Lyn L.

    I plan to carpool from Las Cruces. Is anyone leaving from the University and i-25 area? I have car loaded with work stuff and would prefer to leave it at hotel if anyone is close enough to pick me up from that area.

    November 6, 2015

    • Lyn L.

      Hi Duane, The ride I had just cancelled due to work- can you still give me a ride?

      November 6, 2015

    • duane r.

      I can. See you out in front of your hotel at 7 am.

      November 6, 2015

  • Yubao

    For guys meeting for carpool from Las Cruces, in case you need to get ahold of me,[masked]

    1 · November 6, 2015

  • cindy

    Will meet in Alamo

    November 6, 2015

  • vijay c.

    i will meet the group in alamogordo, firestation 4/park

    November 6, 2015

  • anthony

    anyone else going from el paso??

    November 2, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to go, but it may be a little too much of a drive for me.

      November 6, 2015

  • Marina R.

    Is it pet friendly?

    November 4, 2015

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