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« on: June 05, 2006, 09:27:56 PM »
I just started reading a new book on Big Bend "(God's Country or Devil's Playground: An Anthology of Nature Writing from the Big Bend of Texas" (Corrie Herring Hooks Series).  An excellent book so far, and I am only on page 60! :D

But, in one section, they talk about Capote Falls which is up from Candelaria.  Has anyone been there?  It sounds fascinating.  Any stories or pics?


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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 10:06:02 PM »
I've been to Capote Falls twice, but it's on private property and you have to get permission from the landowner.

It's a beautiful, pristine spot, and is said to be the highest waterfall in Texas.

Sorry, no pictures.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006, 12:41:01 AM »
Quote from: "Joe"
I've been to Capote Falls twice, but it's on private property and you have to get permission from the landowner.

It's a beautiful, pristine spot, and is said to be the highest waterfall in Texas.

Sorry, no pictures.


they REALLY need to make a waterfall list for texas

Madrid Falls is said to be the second highest, and i read in tales from the desert that capote is the second highest, and i heard teh falls in colorado bend state park are the highest, and that rancherias and some others in BBRSP round out the top 5. i'd be really interested in an official list. Madrid was very undwerhelming in height, my horrible height guestimation was around 80 feet.

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006, 08:44:55 AM »
Quote from: "01ACRViper"
they REALLY need to make a waterfall list for texas


Ah, a good summer task for Mr. Viper :!:

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 09:07:21 AM »
Quote from: "01ACRViper"

they REALLY need to make a waterfall list for texas


I had a Texas Waterfalls website as a hot button at one time but then I changed offices and lost it. It was really neat because it listed GPS points for d*mned near every teeny-tiny waterfall in Texas along with commentary on whether it was on public/private land and whether it was continuously running or not. There were hundreds in it's list. I think it was part of a Texas waterfall enthusiasts club or something.

I'll see if I can't dig that back up.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006, 10:12:45 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006, 12:05:58 PM »
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I understand a recent land purchase by the state will take in part of Capote Peak, but not the falls area.  Any wind of the falls being added at some future date?


I imagine you are referring to the Chinati Mountain area that was donated/purchased by/to TPWD.  I think I might have posted some info on this a while back somewhere.  Anyway, in a nutshell, TPWD barely has enough $ to put TP in the toidys, let alone acquire anymore land.  TPWD has no $ to do much of anything with Chinati.

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Re: Capote Falls
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2006, 03:23:39 PM »
Quote from: "10ftTall&BulletPrf"
Quote from: "01ACRViper"

they REALLY need to make a waterfall list for texas

I had a Texas Waterfalls website as a hot button at one time but then I changed offices and lost it. It was really neat because it listed GPS points for d*mned near every teeny-tiny waterfall in Texas along with commentary on whether it was on public/private land and whether it was continuously running or not. There were hundreds in it's list. I think it was part of a Texas waterfall enthusiasts club or something.

I'll see if I can't dig that back up.

I found a website that has some info on falls in Texas, but the website is not configured very well and the individual pages won't load for me.
http://www.brainygeography.com/features/TX.falls/

A better site is http://www.lat-long.com/Texas/Falls.html which lists 29 different waterfalls in Texas.
The Handbook of Texas has a little info:
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/rpc6.html

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2006, 10:02:18 PM »
Finally found a picture of Capote Falls online:


I had to wait until I got home to view it cuz our firewall at work tagged the website as being "adult content".   :?

Note:  the above image is located at http://spiderjohnson.com/Resources/CapoteFalls.jpg and was posted here without permission of the owner.  :oops:

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2006, 10:09:32 PM »
Thanks, Richard!! :D

Quite beautiful, indeed!


I wanna go :!:

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2006, 11:31:01 PM »
Color enhancement please :!:

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2006, 06:04:15 AM »
Thanks, RichardM!


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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2006, 09:05:33 AM »
Really nice picture Richard..can you give map coordinates to this location :?:
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2006, 09:25:30 AM »
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Really nice picture Richard..can you give map coordinates to this location :?:

According to http://www.lat-long.com/Texas/Capote-Falls_1332137.html, the coordinates are 30.21417N, 104.55917W

The lat-long.com site is kind enough to bring up a Google map interface showing the location.

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2006, 09:57:41 AM »
Here's another list of waterfalls with coordinates:
http://www.geofeatures.com/Texas/Falls/index0001.html
This one uses Yahoo's interactive map instead of Google and brings up a very slow-loading topo map.
http://www.geofeatures.com/Texas/Falls/Falls/CapoteFalls45199.shtml

 


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