This is a cross post with the Alamogordo group for the January installment of the Canyon Light Series. I have been on 2 out of the last 3 hikes in this series and they have been great. The hikes in this series are off trail and moderately strenuous. The time posted above is the departure time, please arrive 5-10 mins early to organize carpool.
Arrow North offers a very interesting bit of play...
...for this day it will be and up and back out... not our usual looping... but it will climb up to a most interesting overhang formation!
So... easier day... less than 5 hours?
This will likely be our easiest hike of this Series... we will meet at the Oro Vista Fire Station then Carpool over to the mouth of the canyon...
Out of town hikers: give yourself the extra bit of time to get to this rural location!!
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 Beginners unless they are ready to stretch themselves with a few challenging scrambles!
Call if you are running late!!