Late Friday afternoon we met at the trail head in Dry Canyon for our first training hike as a group. There were 5 of us, most with all their gear. We hiked about 5 miles, including a very steep and rocky hill. One of our goals is to climb the hill without stopping to rest as an indication of our fitness. Gasping and panting is allowed. We did good!
Hiking this trail is a good way to test not only your fitness but your gear as well. Remember, we have to carry a rifle, handgun, ammunition and water the entire 6.5 mile course at Pecos. The ‘shake down’ hikes in Dry Canyon are very valuable.