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Glenn Springs road to Juniper canyon turn off by Passenger car?

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Offline championbaum

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Re: Glenn Springs road to Juniper canyon turn off by Passenger car?
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2011, 12:24:14 AM »
oh and what are you planning?

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Re: Glenn Springs road to Juniper canyon turn off by Passenger car?
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2011, 05:45:18 PM »
Thanks all for the good information.  I have walked part of the road and thought it was probably do able but needed to check.  El hombre great tip on the full size tires on the drive wheels.

Is it much more to rent a small suv? you could easily make it in any two wheel drive little suv or truck.

My first check is about $300 for a car and $500 for some kind of small SUV.

oh and what are you planning?

Well I am looking at a Dec. or Jan. loop from the Glenn Springs/Juniper Canyon roads jct. down and across the badlands to Fresno Canyon and the waterworks.  Then down past ET and Backbone Ridge to Dominguez spring.  Then a cross country run to Mariscal Mtn., over and down to the river at Cross canyon.  Then either down the spine of Mariscal Mtn. to the mine or on out the Cross canyon trail to Solis then up towards Solis spring.  Finally, either from the mine or Solis spring, on around Talley Mtn. past Glenn Springs and back to the car.  7 days and about 65 miles.

I have looked at doing it from the Mule Ears overlook if I can't get a car down to where I want but it just works much better if we do the trip as above.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Glenn Springs road to Juniper canyon turn off by Passenger car?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2011, 08:12:50 PM »
mule ears, I remember the first time I read one of your trip reports.  You could have blown me away with a feather.  You guys cover a LOT of ground!  Can't wait, particularly if you go to Solis spring given the problems Pedro has had.

Al

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Re: Glenn Springs road to Juniper canyon turn off by Passenger car?
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2011, 09:06:14 PM »
A few years back, me and a friend climbed Talley Mt and when we got on top, we could see a large green Cottonwood tree out in the middle of the "bad lands".  We hiked to it the next day starting at Robbers Roost.  We painfully hacked our way across Juniper Draw and headed W-SW.  Once we made it to a large, deep drainage, we found a bunch of trees, cattails, and a house down in the drainage.  The water was running real nice in there too.  If you hack your way through the draw, you may want to check it out.   One of the rangers who has been there a long time said that the house was the "real" robbers roost.

This link is where I think it was.  We did hike on the flat area until we came to the wash.  Down the wash a little ways, we came to a nice ten foot water fall.  I don't have pictures.

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=29.17993,-103.20582&z=15&t=T&marker0=29.18516%2C-103.27013%2CN%2029.1851571288104%20W%20103.270125498233&marker1=29.17993%2C-103.20582%2C5.8%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Chilicotal%20Mountain%20TX
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Re: Glenn Springs road to Juniper canyon turn off by Passenger car?
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2011, 10:11:52 PM »
A few years back, me and a friend climbed Talley Mt and when we got on top, we could see a large green Cottonwood tree out in the middle of the "bad lands".  We hiked to it the next day starting at Robbers Roost.  We painfully hacked our way across Juniper Draw and headed W-SW.  Once we made it to a large, deep drainage, we found a bunch of trees, cattails, and a house down in the drainage.  The water was running real nice in there too.  If you hack your way through the draw, you may want to check it out.   One of the rangers who has been there a long time said that the house was the "real" robbers roost.

This link is where I think it was.  We did hike on the flat area until we came to the wash.  Down the wash a little ways, we came to a nice ten foot water fall.  I don't have pictures.

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=29.17993,-103.20582&z=15&t=T&marker0=29.18516%2C-103.27013%2CN%2029.1851571288104%20W%20103.270125498233&marker1=29.17993%2C-103.20582%2C5.8%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Chilicotal%20Mountain%20TX

Interesting, I vaguely remember hearing this before. Nice. Pictures
Would be better!

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Re: Glenn Springs road to Juniper canyon turn off by Passenger car?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2011, 05:28:39 AM »
El Hombre that spot looks to be what they call Jewell spring.  The route I am thinking of goes south of there but it would be tempting to go find it if we have time.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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