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Lower San Andreas Canyon

  • Nov 12, 2012 · 7:30 AM
  • Dog Canyon

The topo maps show an old trail winding from the desert floor up and into San Andreas Canyon. This lessor known sister canyon to Dog Canyon cliffs out in the mid regions, not really allowing easy access to the upper reaches, but it does invite examination. I plan to check out the old trail, the follow the canyon bottom up the North Fork to the cliffs/waterfall formation... then retrace the drainage and check out the shorter south fork... and, possibly ascend Joplin Ridge (if it lets us!) to conclude the hike down and around using the Dog Canyon trail (#106).

This will be an off trail exploratory hike... likely a Class I Canyoneering adventure. I have not idea what will be encountered... this is not for beginning hikers... Pace will be moderate but it could be a very long day.

We will park outside the Oliver Lee State Park entry... and walk over to the mouth of the Canyon (north)

Not sure about mileage or elevation gain... lots of both?!

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  • michal

    interesting canyon... not hard... not easy... need to think about it for awhile...

    November 12, 2012

  • renee s.

    glad the date was changed. i'd like to carpool from las cruces - is there at location and time set for carpooling from las cruces?

    November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exploratory hike- im a bit new to this and perhaps i should hear back from you guys after you complete it and see if its something I can try the next time.

    October 30, 2012

    • michal

      Jessica... this is one to avoid! We do not know what we will find up in there... might be great... might just be a lot of pain.

      October 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will hear back on what you found and take your word on it. I'm still a newbie :)

      November 8, 2012

  • Yubao

    I think so, since I am starting from Cruces.

    October 25, 2012

  • renee s.

    will there be any carpooling from las cruces?

    October 25, 2012

  • michal

    Terri... if you have been hiking the other canyons, you might enjoy hiking the trail portion of the day... though none of us have been in there yet to check it out... Exploratory is just that... never certain what we will be in for... I like that! I usually do those solo... Yubao is normally the only other hiker to go along...

    October 24, 2012

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