3 days 2 nights in backcountry alone!

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User: Sykohiker - 7/10/2006

Location: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 15.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 days


Started from Dog Canyon on the Tejas trail about 9 am and hiked to Mescalero campground the first day. Somewhat strenuous due to weight of backpack. Half the weight was water(3 gals.).Got to campground about 4 in the afternoon. The night was cool and clear and woke up to the sound of a woodpecker. Hiked next day to Blue Ridge campground. Watched the sunset from Bush Mountain trial. Wow, what a view. Camped that night at Blue Ridge and hiked all the way back to Dog Canyon the next day. I met the Park Ranger when I started out the first day and didn't see another person till I was a mile from Dog Canyon on the third day. Total Solitude. Got back with 12 oz of water.

Area around Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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