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has anyone driven from KIM CO to KENTON OK (Black Mesa) down via CR 197 (Sheep Pen Canyon) etc to NM 456 ? Do I need 4 x 4 drive or can a normal sedan (no high clearance) make it?
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Salome Canyon

I am hoping to go up to Salome Canyon this year and was wondering of anyone lnows the best time of year I was hoping for end of may early june but most of my party does not have wetsuits. Would later in the year after monsoons say septmeber be better due to water temps?
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Las Vegas Climb/Hike


Will be in Vegas for a few days in early March and was hoping to find a nice easy / moderate climb within an hour or so of the city. I am a moderate hiker/climber and would like something challenging but not to crazy. Prefer something that can be done in half a day. I was looking at red rock and thought that would be nice. Any thoughts / suggestions/ comments would be appreciated. ...
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Camelback Mountain AZ

The popular west-side "Echo Canyon" approach will be closed until late 2013. The trailhead and parking area will be rebuilt. More details:

http://phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locatio ... lpark.html

Some of the trail will apparently be rebuilt or re-routed, but I am not sure to what extent. I have been hiking this trail for 20 years now, and in places it has degraded badly. My hope is they keep the rougher nature of ...
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Guadalupe Peak vs Emory Peak

Hello! I'm a newbie on the forum.

In 2011, my buddy and I climbed Emory Peak. I thought the hike was strenuous, but we did it in a reasonable amount of time.

We are planning to climb Guadalupe Peak in early March.

In difficulty, how does Guadalupe Peak compare to Emory Peak?
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Rio Grande Del Norte National Conservation Area

After Sean Reedy posted this article, I did a little internet snooping. I found this map of the proposed area. I like that they have included the Wild Rivers area around the confluence of the Rio Grande and Red Rivers as well as the gorge well south of the bridge by Taos. The high peaks and the river canyons make for an interesting combination. I hope they would leave the trails and campgrounds around the ...
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2012 Gila Wilderness Fire Severity

I found this map the other day. At first I thought the entire western half of the Gila was burned to a crisp, but this map makes it look like much of it was actually only lightly scorched. Has anyone been there lately? What does the area look like? It seems that maybe Whitewater Baldy might actually deserve its name now...
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Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

I'm looking for some interested people to explore a new technical canyon over Presidents Day Weekend. Just in case, it would be nice to have a rope gun with us. If interested, let me know.
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A few good pictures (NM edition)

I reckon most folks don't care about these posts, but I have fun sifting through images when I have down time. We all have our "places" and for me, aside from my home area of northern California, the southwest is mine. Beginning with my first trip to Philmont in 1992 and intensifying through numerous trips during my four year exile in Dallas, I came to love the southwest more than any other area. New Mexico ...
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Wheeler Peak, NM Conditions

Anyone know the conditions on Wheeler Peak, NM right now? I was hoping to do a climb in about a week.
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