The Las Cruces group will be departing from Kmart at 7:30. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to arrange carpooling. If you are not meeting the group at Kmart please state in the comments where you will be meeting the group.
This is a cross post with the Alamogordo Hiking group: https://www.meetup.com/Alamogordo-Trails/events/233876344/
For those wishing to experience this area without vesting such a long, hard day... there are options for early turn arounds! You can enjoy a great 3-4 hour outing instead... hike with the group into the lower reaches then walk back out the very easy Alamo canyon...
The Picnic Canyons offer a variety of exceptional routes. We have taken groups into the lower reaches of some of these... this day will stretch up to the top!
The Plan: ascend P4... taking our time to enjoy the settings.
...Descend the impossibly steep P3...
Before we range up into those upper reaches we will check out some of the exceptional lower points.
A Long, Harder Day.
Not for Beginners...
Off Trail... Class II Canyoneering.
Come prepared... lots of fluids and food!
This Season we will have a variable program... a mix of the Canyon and Canyon Light hikes with an emphasis on routes that have not been on the Calendar for awhile.
Folks should read the hike Descriptions carefully... make sure you are on a hike you will enjoy!
Details of specific routes will be posted well in advance.
November is the hiker friendly, exceptional Mystic Meander route!
So... a blend of easier... and Difficult!
In general, most of our hikes tend to be harder than the norm... off trail... steep... but using going some great places!
Feel free to inquire about specifics...
Afterwards: We may go to lunch in Alamogordo.