this might be one of the best canyons in the Alamo area... lots of bedrock falls, stairstep walkways... mini-climbs... then, a steep ascent up on to the high ridge that will carry us up to the abandoned Observatory. Unlike the more intimate canyons close to the city, this one has the towering cliff similar to Dog Canyon. Very Dramatic.
The day will be very long... and since it follows immediately on the heal of the the Organ Needle hike, it will hurt!
This is not a hike for beginners... and it demands a longer day's effort. 3,000' off off trail climbing... 15 miles of rough ground to cover. This Class II Canyoneering trek is one of the better ones in the area.
It could be after dark when we get back to the cars.
Lots of water! Lots of food. Protective clothing.
There is the opportunity for folks to join the effort for the lower entry portion of the canyon, turning around before the going gets too tough. I'll decide on our starting/meeting point early next week: check the messages.