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Yubao's Cut... Canyon Light Series!

This is a crossposting of an event from Alamogordo Trails.

...Staircase Canyon... a Spur Cut off of North Ortega Canyon.. named for Yubao a few years ago during a group hike...

...layers upon layers of Rock... 

And, that is just the Beginning. 

 We exit this cut to Traverse back over into Ortega North to enjoy a break atop the towering Dryfall....

... rested up...

... back out and across Ortega Ridge and down into Ortega South to check out its Big Dryfall!

...then, up and out...

to finish the day exiting Jim's Cut... an easy finish to a great bit of canyon fun!

Not for Beginners...

Very Off Trail... Class I Canyoneering... 

Check out the details over on the Alamogordo Trails site:

Meet us at KMart at 7:30am for carpooling from Las Cruces; or meet us at 9:00am at the trailhead in Alamogordo: "A" Trail (t119)

1200 Pauite Trail, Alamogordo, NM (edit map).

[masked]  call if you are running late!

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  • michal

    Great loop...

    December 23, 2015

  • michal

    Link to the Picture set...

    1 · December 10, 2015

  • george

    Hello everyone this is George from El Paso hiking group I am going meet you on Alamogordo please wait for me! !!lol

    December 4, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Didn't realize this would be such a long day.... Our staff Christmas party is mid-afternoon that same day. Have fun!

    November 29, 2015

  • anthony

    is this an all day event?

    November 29, 2015

    • michal

      with the drive over... and back, yes. Hike in the six hour range at a slow pace...

      November 29, 2015

  • Umalily

    I've never done canyoneering. I'm fit though. Can someone give me information? sounds like fun.

    November 29, 2015

    • michal

      this day includes a variety of minor scrambling... and lots of off trail walking. There is only a moderate elevation gain as we move back and forth across the four canyons... this is a good day to sample what we have over here.

      November 29, 2015

  • Juli I.

    Steve, is this too hard for me?

    November 9, 2015

    • Raena

      Juli, I have never done this hike specifically, but the other hikes in this series have been 95% off trail, with lots of scrambling and scree (loose rock). They are much harder than the A mountain hikes. Not sure of this helps, but wanted to give you some sort of answer.

      November 15, 2015

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