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This is THE Canyon Hike!
Longer, Harder... and just one great hike!
If there are enough folks this time we will split early into two groups: faster/slower, allowing those of us desiring a more reflective pace to enjoy more hours in the canyon. The speedsters can jet ahead on to Hershberger Peak... we might meet up again on the way down the ridge to the Mesa... or not.
This hike includes over 3,000' of climbing, lots of it very steep efforts up short waterfalls. The mileage for the loop is in the 9 mile range, but it is all off trail... plan on a full day out. Though right in the city of Alamogordo, this is a world class canyon hiking experience. Come prepared for a hard day... but an exceptional outdoor experience.
Class I Canyoneering... Off Trail... Very Steep... Scrambling and Moderate Climbing. Best to do one of the other area Canyon hikes first if you have any doubts about your abilities.