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Railroad Canyon Beginner Backpack, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, NM
October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
This is a beginner backpack into beautiful Railroad Canyon located on the western slopes of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness northwest of Emory Pass. The backpack follows a stream-side trail as it heads up canyon towards the Crest Trail. Once our camp is established there should be time, for those who want to, to hike up to the Crest Trail that overlooks the Black Range. Sunday morning we pack up and retrace our steps back to the cars for the drive home.
Bring your overnight backpack gear and associated supplies with snacks and food. Bring your hiking poles which will help with stream crossings. Water is available throughout the hike. I have a water filter that everyone can use. We will be able to have a campfire. If you need help with your gear selections please contact me, 915-443-8226. A backpack checklist is located within the ‘Pages” section of this meetup. Backpacking Checklist: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-dWiUFgVP/pages/23808429/Backpacking_Checklist/
Backpack Rating: Easy to Moderate with numerous stream crossings. Your footwear may get wet depending on stream level.
Length: 6 mile round-trip
Elevation Gain/Loss: 800 feet
Dogs can go as long as they are well behaved. There are no fees associated with this outing. If you carpool please compensate the driver. Experienced backpackers are welcome to go. Drivers please have a full tank of gas.
As always check the weather forecast prior to the outing and prepare accordingly. It could be cold at night.
Participants should be in good physical condition to attend this outing. Folks with an underlying medical condition should avoid moderate and strenuous outings. Participants who RSVP yes also agree to the Release of Liability statement: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-dWiUFgVP/about/
For safety reasons we hike together and support each-other as a group/team, with the leader in control. We stop, rest, eat, etc. together. No one will be allowed to hike ahead at any time. If you are unwilling to comply with this please do not sign up. Thank-you