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bnmchone Carrizo Winter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2016


There was unexpected snow in Johnnie Canyon that made the ascent slower, but still doable. Would recommend snowshoes for those coming in possible snowy conditions as the canyon fills up with snow and the heavily wooded nature of the canyon prevents it from melting off as fast as that found in the rest of the area. Following the canyon until the trail starts switchbacking makes navigation easy at first, but you will want to bring a compass and a forest service map and take a pace count after reaching the subpeak just prior to the summit. This is to be sure you don't turn to cross west over the saddle from the subpeak to the main peak too early and end up having to gain back more altitude. It's about 400 yards south from the subpeak to the ideal crossing point. Perhaps this was only necessary for me because the trail was invisible due to snowfall... your mileage may vary.
Posted Feb 29, 2016 3:28 am

PewmaRoute finding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2013


This was an awesome hike and had some unique views of the surrounding peaks that you don't normally get to see. You definitely should have some route finding skills and a lot of the signs are old and broken.
Posted Nov 21, 2013 3:10 pm

eric-grizBoth summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012


The trail was difficult to follow as there were plenty of washouts down below and fallen trees obscuring the path higher up. Also be aware that some signs are missing
Posted Aug 1, 2012 7:06 pm

surgentChased by storms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007


Started early and enjoyed the mountain all to myself. Hit summit - I visited both potential summit cairns (I think the northern one is higher) - but storms started building as I descended. Some lightning and thunder by the time I was in the trees and lower Johnnie Canyon. Nice peak!
Posted Aug 14, 2007 3:34 pm

lizrdboyNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006


Another overlooked gem. It's good to know there are still places to fine solitude. I particularly enjoyed the local in town who would insisted we did climb it.
Posted Feb 23, 2007 1:49 am

weeds19Great isolated hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006


We were looking for a hike with very little traffic, and this one fit the bill. We drove up from Las Cruces and thoroughly enjoyed the hike and a post hike meal at the Outpost in Carrizozo.
Posted Oct 9, 2006 10:11 pm

streeyyrCarrizo Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 1991


An impressive mountain located off the beaten path.
Posted Jan 23, 2005 10:37 am

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