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how is talley road

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Offline jim2

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how is talley road
« on: December 30, 2013, 03:15:15 PM »
we want to hike mariscal canyon rim the second week of January. can anyone report on talley roads current condition? 

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Offline wigfall

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 03:26:52 PM »
This info is on the daily reportů

"Thefts at Talley have prompted a temporary closure of the area. Visitors should not camp, or leave vehicles unattended, at the campsites, trailhead, or boat launch, at Talley until further notice."

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Offline jim2

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 07:42:54 PM »
thanks wigfall, time for plan b.

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Offline Raoul Duke

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 08:05:48 AM »
You can still hike to the rim from the trailhead at Solis, but I'm not sure how much distance that adds.
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Offline waddamaroon

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 03:33:23 PM »
It's 7 hard miles one way from Solis Landing to the Mariscal Canyon rim.

We parked on the Talley Road north of the old turn-off for Pantera, then walked the rest of the way to Mariscal. It was less than 10 miles round trip.
Atta boy, girl!

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Offline Medic

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 10:23:31 AM »
Talley reopened today.
Remember, folks, it's 100 miles to the closest hospital.

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Offline Flash

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 10:31:13 AM »
Hmm, I wonder if the problem magically solved itself or if the perpetrators were caught or what?  :eusa_think:

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Offline wigfall

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 10:24:58 AM »
Well, the perpetrators weren't caught...

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Offline Jimbow

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 02:34:26 PM »
Have I been incredibly lucky or are breakins relatively rare? I have never  :crossedfingers: had anything stolen in the park. Actually I have lost stuff on trails and people have turned it in.
Everything is in walking distance if you have enough time.

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Offline Flash

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 04:04:37 PM »
I have noticed, using Google Earth, that there is building on the other side and an awful lot of two-track. One's imagination can come up with all kinds of scenarios for Talley Crossing that would be the stuff movies are made of...  :icon_rolleyes:

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Offline wigfall

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 08:53:37 AM »
The Talley area is closed again. Go figure.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014, 09:26:54 AM »
I saw a post on the Friends of Big Bend FaceBook page about a recent vehicle break-in at the Dominguez Springs trailhead by four men on horseback. Looks like the LE Rangers and Border Patrol have some work to do.

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Offline waddamaroon

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 02:57:58 PM »
Just clipped this from the "El Campo" system.



Talley and Dominguez are closed due to "Area experiencing theft and destruction of property".
Atta boy, girl!

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014, 08:54:25 PM »
That's one of the pit falls with the El Campo system.  Anyone can see when and where someone will be.

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: how is talley road
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 10:53:52 PM »
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Talley and Dominguez are closed due to "Area experiencing theft and destruction of property".

We camped at Dominguez in March of 2013 and didn't see a soul -- only one vehicle at the trailhead parking area one morning...  all our stuff (tent and other gear) untouched and unmolested...

but that was a while back, so conditions undoubtedly changed since then...
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You travel to see things differently.

 


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