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Offline RichardM

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Camp de Leon
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:45:33 PM »
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The Camp de Leon primitive campsite is 3.6 miles north of the southern terminus of the Old Ore Road.

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How to Get There
Via the Old Ore Road, south end, Camp de Leon is located 3.6 miles from the main paved road. The Ernst Tinaja trailhead is located just over one mile to the north.

Usual Road Conditions
High clearance is highly recommended. Ask a Park Ranger for the latest road conditions.
Current road conditions...

Ground Cover/Shade
Camp de Leon is wide open and surrounded by lechuguilla and creosote bush. There is no shade.

Views
Fantastic panoramic views of the Chisos Mountains, Chilicotal Mountain, and San Vicente Mountain can be had from this site.

River Access
None.

Cautionary Notes
High clearance vehicles are highly recommended on the Old Ore Road.

Remarks
This campsite was designated "Ernst Tinaja 2" until late November 2006. The new campsite name pays homage to the nearby grave of Juan de Leon.

A backcountry use permit is required (available at visitor centers). Campers are responsible for regulations listed on the permit. Camping is in designated sites for minimal impact on the surrounding vegetation.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 09:18:03 PM by RichardM »

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Offline kevint

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Re: Camp de Leon
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 12:45:36 AM »



Taken March 2012
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

"It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."  --Yvon Chouinard

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Offline cwnation

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Re: Camp de Leon
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 04:12:30 PM »
was just there...high clearance is over rated...smooth ride. hiked to ernst tinaja from there

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Offline alan in shreveport

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Re: Camp de Leon
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 08:44:07 PM »
was just there...high clearance is over rated...smooth ride. hiked to ernst tinaja from there

What were you driving ?

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Re: Camp de Leon
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 10:23:18 PM »
His transport was that featured in his avatar.  I wouldn't take the vehicle in your avatar though (unless it was a rental).  I've taken mini-vans, small SUVs and most recently a Jeep Patriot with no problem.  I've often seen Honda Accord sized cars at Ernst Tinaja.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro - HST

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Offline alan in shreveport

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Re: Camp de Leon
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 01:14:52 PM »
His transport was that featured in his avatar.  I wouldn't take the vehicle in your avatar though (unless it was a rental).  I've taken mini-vans, small SUVs and most recently a Jeep Patriot with no problem.  I've often seen Honda Accord sized cars at Ernst Tinaja.

Sorry , I missed the VW van avatar - and yeah , the vette on Old Ore Rd would not be pretty

 


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