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McKinney Spring 1

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Offline RichardM

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McKinney Spring 1
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:43:41 PM »
MS1

The McKinney Spring primitive campsite is located on the northern end of the Old Ore Road.

Site Name    MS-1
Vehicles    2
Persons    6
Horses    no
 

How to Get There
Via the Old Ore Road, 7.3 miles from the Dagger Flat Auto Trail (19.0 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village and 2.0 miles north of Roy's Peak Vista Campsite). The access road to the campsite is only 50 yards long.

Usual Road Conditions
High clearance is highly recommended and 4-wheel drive may be necessary after recent rains. Ask a Park Ranger for the latest road conditions.
Current road conditions...

Ground Cover/Shade
No shade available. Vegetation includes mostly creosote bush, lechuguilla, grasses, and small mesquite. Cottonwood trees are visible 0.25-0.5 miles up the nearby McKinney Spring drainage.

Views
Great view of the Chisos Mountains to the southwest. Looking northeast up the drainage, the Dead Horse Mountains are visible.

River Access
None.

Cautionary Notes
High clearance vehicles are highly recommended. Four-wheel drive may be necessary after rain.

Remarks
This campsite is located in a valley near the McKinney Spring creekbed. The site is protected from the wind (between two ridges). There is an easy "cul-de-sac" turnaround.

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, 09:32:06 PM by RichardM »

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 01:52:35 PM »
This photo was taken March 2012.  I had it labeled "Roy's Peak" however, I am certain it is McKinney Spring.  Until some confirms this is McKinney Spring please don't take this for truth.  If someone confirms it is not McKinney Spring, I'll take it down.




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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 04:06:57 PM »
Kevin-  Thanks for your efforts in going by each site and providing photos.  You obviously went out of your way to do this.  Much appreciated.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro - HST

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Offline kevint

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 08:41:28 AM »
You're very welcome.  The pictures are a help to me too and it didn't take long to swing into a campsite as I was passing by and snap a quick picture out the window of the pickup.

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Offline Lance

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 11:25:56 AM »
Kevin-  Thanks for your efforts in going by each site and providing photos.  You obviously went out of your way to do this.  Much appreciated.

I second that, a picture's worth a thousand words.  Great idear too  :icon_smile:

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 01:33:53 PM »
Lsnead, nice profile pic of the Tetons!

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Offline Lance

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 02:59:05 PM »
Lsnead, nice profile pic of the Tetons!
:icon_lol:

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 07:28:47 PM »
Yes, this definitely looks like McKinney Springs.  At first I thought the hills looked wrong, but if you look at the far left side of this picture, the slope of the hill and the bluish mountains behind them (Dead Horse mountains I think) look pretty identical... as does the rock and log barrier... it almost looks as though the first picture was taken from where the Jeep is sitting...



One of the really nice things about this campsite is that you can see the Chisos Mountains looking out the other side of the campground...



Pics taken Spring Break 2013...
« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 08:06:15 PM by ds9writer »
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You travel to see things differently.

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 08:59:01 PM »
These pictures are from my July 23, 2015 drive down Old Ore Road from north to south.  :icon_smile:

The McKinney Springs campsite


View down the valley toward the springs


Close up of the trees by McKinney Springs


Looking back toward the entrance to the campsite



-Flash

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 08:04:02 AM »
I see there's a bear box there now - there wasn't when we stayed there earlier (2013, 2014) and I don't remember seeing it when we drove by in March 2015 either, but we didn't go all the way down the road to the campsite then...
You don't travel to see different things,
You travel to see things differently.

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Offline np59

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Re: McKinney Spring 1
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 07:06:23 PM »
Pretty good sunsets at McKinney. My first night at BiBe, December 2014.

 


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