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Interesting, the data indicates that Capote Falls is 180 feet high but the photo show it might be more like 80 feet. Is this because of distortion of the photo or is it grossly over estimated like most waterfalls. There are certainly much higher waterfalls at Big Bend.
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"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, 104.55917WThe lat-long.com site is kind enough to bring up a Google map interface showing the location.
Really nice picture Richard..can you give map coordinates to this location :?:
I was browsing through one of my parents' bookshelves this weekend, and noticed a book called "The Brites of Capote". Their copy was dated 1950, and was the 1st edition of this book, which was printed by the TCU press. The Brites are the people that own much of the ranch land around the Seirra Vieja, including the falls. I browsed through the book for about 15 minutes, and there was some fascinating history, as well as a bunch of old photos. There was one good picture of the falls, which made it seem much higher than the vantage point of the picture posted on this link. There were also several pictures of some pre WWII era vehicles around the ranch, including one where a lot of the cars are parked right on the edge of the Vieja's looking down toward Mexico.
Thanks....any chance the pictures could be scanned and posted here?Thanks,BBH
By accident, I found my photo of Capote Falls posted by RichardM on June 6, 2005. I took the photo with a 4x5 view camera in November of 1971 after a tough hike up the canyon with permission from the landowner. This picture was used without my permission or any acknowledgment whatsoever, but if RichardM would acknowledge this and provide a link where he found the photo, I don't mind the posting.By the way, the hike was tough since we didn't have much time before sunset and hauling the camera gear with those constraints added to the difficulty. Running over those boulders up that canyon was an unforgettable experience; I was in much better shape then.
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