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Ortega Peak...Let It Snow!!

I usually do not even take notice of the details along "A" trail... our go-to in town hike. This oh, so steep track just gets the job done. This is the thrice weekly training route... often done as a double or triple loop. As often as not, it is the trail down from one of the many area canyon and ridge loops.

But, on this day it will be different...

...this is a nice trail... and has a variety of interesting overviews and vistas. Additionally, it has some great trail side details: old mines, grottos, sculptured rocks. Moving from side to side on this ridge mounted trail there are interesting perspectives on the Marble Canyon hikes... as well as the canyons lying to the north.

And, there is the peak with it's 360 degree view of the area.

So... 3.7 miles (each way) of mostly on trail hiking... 3100' of up and down. We will go slow... probably take 4 hours to reach the top with lots of side diversions and rest stops. 3 hours to descend? The late start will not matter for this simple up/down trek.

If it snows... more the better!

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  • michal

    The peak... the old mine site... and, the grotto! Who knew they'd like the grotto so much!!

    December 8, 2012

  • Yubao

    Going to the Organs instead.

    December 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Changing my RSVP to tentative.

    December 4, 2012

  • michal

    Yubao... you will have to bring your weight vest to drag a workout out of this one! I'll have some kettle bells we can carry along for the fun of it! If weather is good we will have a big food spread up on top...

    October 25, 2012

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