Saturday Mar 9, 2013
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Specially designed for repeat hikers, featuring cross-country hiking with regular climbs and scrambles. This five-six mile route traverses the extreme north end of the Mesa De Cuba Badlands before sampling the mesa top for exceptional views.
We will be exploring a wide, hoodoo-lined, old growth ponderosa shaded canyon which branches into an equally large side canyon where we will gain easy access to the mesa top. A feeling of genuine isolation colors our beautiful mesa edge walk before we retrace our path back to the van. The combination of rim rock facades, large scale, colorful sandstone hoodoos and old growth forests create a serene "lost world" effect in this remote, classic San Juan Basin high desert terrain. Intended for reasonably fit and experienced hikers.