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Organ Mountains South Rabbit Ear

Yubao and Ryan led this hike over a year ago. Bojan and I will be doing this hike on Sunday 10/11. Please join us. The hike is about 7 miles round trip with 3000' of elevation gain; it will take us approximately 8 hours.

Plan to meet at K-Mart at 7:30am for carpooling or at the trailhead at 8:00am. If you won't be carpooling, please let us know (via comments below or text).
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.
We'll park and begin at the entrance of the jeep road (just off Baylor Canyon Rd.), walk past Topp's rock hut and the nearby ruby mine; hike into Rabbit Ears Canyon; navigate boulders, dry waterfalls, and granite slabs while ascending to the saddle between Middle and South Rabbit Ear. In classic Organ Mountain hiking fashion, some of this route will include following a primitive trail and bushwhacking is never to be ruled out. From the top we'll enjoy views of the surrounding peaks and the White Sands National Monument.

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. If you are in a good physical shape, don't mind a bit of heights, and are looking for an adventure to the top of one of the Organ Mountain's Desert Peaks, we will see you there!

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  • gabriele

    Guys, so the funky snake is actually a Horsehair Worm. Good to know some knowledgeable people sometimes...

    3 · October 12, 2015

    • Yubao

      How did we know!

      1 · October 13, 2015

  • Frank L.

    Did anyone make it to the top?

    October 12, 2015

    • Frank L.

      From the pics it looks like Rick, Yubao and Bojan, made it. Good job doing it the day after the needle.

      1 · October 13, 2015

    • Yubao

      Those two guys pushed me, otherwise I would not have done that:).

      1 · October 13, 2015

  • Rick

    Thanks Yubao and Bojan for an awesome hike!

    1 · October 12, 2015

  • gabriele

    great hike, Thanks Yubao, even if we didn't make it all the way. Will return with our teen for him to clamber around the boulders.

    2 · October 11, 2015

  • gabriele

    we'll come to the trail head (turn off from Baylor Canyon Rd.) instead of the K-mart parking lot. Will be there before 8am.

    October 10, 2015

  • Bojan

    Thanks for posting this Yubao. A year ago, I saw photos from this hike posted on this group and wanted to hike it ever since.

    1 · October 8, 2015

  • Samat

    OOT 😞

    October 7, 2015

    • Rick

      Too bad Samat. Next time!

      October 7, 2015

  • Rick

    Thanks for joining Jesus. This is going to be a great hike!

    October 7, 2015

  • Rick

    Thanks for joining Yubao!

    October 7, 2015

  • gabriele

    would you be totally opposed to the idea of someone joining you but only until the rabbit ear plateau?

    October 7, 2015

    • Rick

      Sure. No problem

      October 7, 2015

  • Rick changed the location to Kmart Parking Lot

    October 7, 2015

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