DESCRIPTION: We start from the visitors center at Ghost Ranch and head up to the box canyon where we get on the CDT and follow it up to Mesa Montosa. From there we head over to the view point and then back track to a gully and follow it down via a social trail and cross country route to Chimney Rock and the visitors center.

MEET WHERE: De Vargas Mall Southwest Corner. Look for the Silver Xterra with a traffic cone next to it.  See the map.

De Vargas Mall SW Corner

MEET WHEN: Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 AM.

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EVENT LOCATION: Ghost Ranch and surrounding public land.

TYPE: Loop. 70% exploratory.

TERRAIN: Established and social trails of varying quality, cross country, and a steep and rough gully climb.

DISTANCE/ASCENT: 13.5 miles and 2300 feet of ascent.

CONDITIONS REQUIRED and EXPECTED: Dry conditions 24 hours before event. Dry on day of event. No storm or high wind warnings.

GEAR CHECK: More water than you have been bringing, more food also. Later Spring means warmer weather. Long hike and climb means more calories needed.

HIKE TIME: 7 to 8 hours

EVENT TIME: 10 to 11 hours

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