by Sarah Simon » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:12 am
by Bubba Suess » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:55 am
by Sarah Simon » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:18 pm
truchas wrote:SP member grunt used to live there and knows alot about it. You might PM her and ask her.
by Sarah Simon » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:21 pm
Bubba Suess wrote:If you have a car, you may find these a little more interesting:
www.summitpost.org/area/range/288598/or ... tains.html
They are not far from El Paso at all, and they are pretty cool. I have hiked in the Franklins and they are OK, but not much more than that, in my opinion. I am not knowledgeable about safety issues though. I will say that they are a Texas State Park, so I would figure there is a certain amount of safety that goes along with that.
Maybe the author of this page would know:
www.summitpost.org/area/range/472740/fr ... tains.html
by Outdooraholic » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:18 pm
by Sarah Simon » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:42 pm
by maddie77777 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:21 pm
by Sarah Simon » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:29 pm
maddie77777 wrote:Hey Sarah, I just re-visited this thread after I booked a trip to Guadalupe next April. I had plans to visit the Organ Mountains on my loop trip back to El Paso. Should I reconsider?
by grunt » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:46 pm
by surgent » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:36 pm
sarah.simon wrote:maddie77777 wrote:Hey Sarah, I just re-visited this thread after I booked a trip to Guadalupe next April. I had plans to visit the Organ Mountains on my loop trip back to El Paso. Should I reconsider?
You might be confusing the Organ Mountains of NM (which I've visited and felt safe) with Organ Pipe National Monument in AZ.
I can say for certain that I would not backpack/overnight in the Organ Pipe National Monument. I suggest asking for input from Arizona folks, esp. Tucson locals. Personally, we will not go to the Organ Mountains un-armed and I sure as heck won't take my folks into the back-country there.
I guess the whole "murdered US Park Ranger" issue in 2002 (http://www.kriseggle.org/kris.htm) is bound to make one a bit weary.
As for the Organ Mountains in NM, though, I don't see a reason to be concerned.
Have fun in the Gualdalupes. I'll be returning there soon.
by maddie77777 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:12 am
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