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Offline RichardM

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Talley 1
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:35:40 PM »
TY1

Four primitive campsites are located in the Talley area, on the west side Mariscal Mountain near the mid-point of the River Road.


Site Name TY-1 TY-2 TY-3 TY-4
Vehicles    2    2    3    2
Persons    8    8    12    8
Horses    no    no    no    4 (4x4 req.)
 

How to Get There
The Talley Road is located along the River Road, 23.2 miles from the main paved road to Rio Grande Village. Campsite TY-1 is located at the Talley/River Road junction. TY-2 is located 5.1 miles down the Talley Road. Sites TY-3 and TY-4 are located along the river at the very end of the Talley Road (6 miles).

Usual Road Conditions
The River Road is maintained for High Clearance Vehicles only. After rains, the River Road and Talley Road are extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to ALL vehicles. 4-wheel drive may be required.
Current road conditions...

Ground Cover/Shade
TY-1 and TY-2 have NO shade. They are located far from the river with a gravel base. TY-3 and TY-4 offer minimal shade from surrounding riparian vegetation. They are located next to the river and have a sandy base.

Views
TY-1 and TA-2 offer beautiful views of the Chisos and Mariscal Mountain. TY-3 and TY-4 have great river views.

River Access
TY-3 and TY-4 offer access to the river from the nearby boat launch.

Cautionary Notes
To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from the campsite and while sleeping. Do not leave site unattended for long periods of time. Theft is a recurring problem at this area and every precaution should be taken to prevent damage to your vehicle and theft of contents.

Remarks
Check current road conditions with a ranger. 4-wheel drive is required after any rain.

The very primitive Mariscal Rim Trail begins at this location. This is also the launching point for float trips into Mariscal Canyon.

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, 08:44:50 PM by RichardM »

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 02:32:55 PM »
Here are some photos from our November, 2013 trip to this site.  There was good visibility while we there along with a nice sunset and there is plenty to see in every direction.  The parking area is huge - think grocery-store-parking-lot huge.  We were able to throw the frisbee and football without worrying about floral impallation. 


The campsite.


Looking south down along Mariscal Mountain.


Looking north towards the Chisos.


Nice view of Cerros de la Angostura, about 30 miles into Mexico.


Also visible - the mountains just north of Presa la Rosita, 50 miles south in Mexico.


Sunset pano.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2015, 03:06:17 PM by Buck »
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Offline tusker

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 05:04:15 PM »
Beautiful!

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 09:15:49 PM »
"floral impallation"! I love it!!
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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 09:18:56 PM »
Very nice! 

That's a heck of a charcoal grill!

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Offline Buck

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 08:38:03 AM »
Yes, the "grill" was the wife's idea - it's our portable fire pit for the back porch/yard.  She figured since we were bringing the trailer along we would have plenty of room - it actually worked out great!
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Offline dirtymike

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 06:06:43 PM »
Yes, the "grill" was the wife's idea - it's our portable fire pit for the back porch/yard.  She figured since we were bringing the trailer along we would have plenty of room - it actually worked out great!

What did yall burn in it? I brought a small grill for some sausage and a little oak firewood. Was told if they found any wood they would kick me out.  :icon_eek:

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2015, 01:35:37 PM »
We burned tightly rolled copies of the Ranger's Compendium. :icon_lol:
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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2015, 02:43:54 PM »
We burned tightly rolled copies of the Ranger's Compendium. :icon_lol:

Thats awesome, wonder how that would make my steak taste :)

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2015, 12:06:51 PM »
We burned tightly rolled copies of the Ranger's Compendium. :icon_lol:


Now that was FUNNY !!

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Re: Talley 1
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2015, 02:51:28 PM »
What happened to the pictures? Was there any concern with theft. We want to hike mariscal canyon and dont want to get raided while we are away.

 


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