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Offline jim2

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from the air
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:15:05 PM »

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Re: from the air
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 01:35:26 PM »
From the comments, here's the location:


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The canyon itself can only be seen on the ground with permission from the owners...and that is very hard to get.

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Re: from the air
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 01:47:20 PM »
Yes, I just saw those comments.  Near the south fork of Alamo de Cesario Creek.
So what's down there?

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 04:06:55 PM »
Wow.  If this is where it says it is, Texas has the makings of another State or National Park.
 
The creator's website says it is near Terlingua.
 
http://www.alexwhitmore.com/
 
I've only driven Hwy 170 and gone part way into the State Park but geologically this looks completely different from everything else I've seen in the area.
 
These are very mature canyons in horizontally sedimentary rock that doesn't show any uplifting or other influence of volcanic activity like the Chisos and the Solitario does.  From Google maps, the satellite image I looked at didn't seem to fit this geology either.  I wonder if those coordinates are off.
 
The video reminded me a lot of the area up around Palo Duro.
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Re: from the air
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 04:17:30 PM »
... but geologically this looks completely different from everything else I've seen in the area.
 
These are very mature canyons in horizontally sedimentary rock that doesn't show any uplifting or other influence of volcanic activity like the Chisos and the Solitario does...

I agree, I would have sworn it was Utah until I read the comments.  Thanks for finding this jim2
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Re: from the air
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 08:37:42 PM »
I'm pretty sure that is close to the state park!  I've matched a shot from the video with google earth.  I'll get pics up.  That canyon looks incredible!

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Re: from the air
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 09:00:52 PM »
I'd say that's a match.
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Re: from the air
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 09:35:18 PM »
Nestled among The Solitario, Aqua Fria Mountain, and Bandera Mesa.  :great:
Love those knife-edged ridges!  :shock:

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2013, 10:19:03 PM »
Yeah, this is it for sure.  Just past the tower in the distance he flies by a hoodoo looking ridge with a road that goes around it.  You can see it perfectly on google earth.

It's amazing what this region is capable of!  And how many wonderful and secret locations there are!

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Re: from the air
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2013, 11:02:50 PM »
E/NE of Solitario. It's called the Devil's Playground. Rio Aviation Inc. out of Fulcher Field flies you right over the area as part of their scenic flight tour of the BB area. The Dalquest Research Station (Midwestern St U) owns about five sections of this country. I'm told that entire area shown in the video is privately held and virtually inaccessable without owner(s) permission. 

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 09:25:36 AM »
E/NE of Solitario. It's called the Devil's Playground. Rio Aviation Inc. out of Fulcher Field flies you right over the area as part of their scenic flight tour of the BB area. The Dalquest Research Station (Midwestern St U) owns about five sections of this country. I'm told that entire area shown in the video is privately held and virtually inaccessable without owner(s) permission.

I've heard different terms over the years. Are y'all talking about the Dalquest Research Site, aka "Devil's Graveyard"?
http://www.afterimagegallery.com/nelsondalquest.htm

Or are the Devil's Graveyard and the Devil's Playground different locations?

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Re: from the air
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 11:28:20 AM »
Here's some background I found on the place:  The Dalquest Research Station  :icon_cool:

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Re: from the air
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 05:11:33 PM »
This is basically Utah in Texas!

Red Canyon/Secret Canyon (29.574774, -103.781214)
Dalquest Peak (29.561852, -103.789105)
The Devil's Playground (29.569209, -103.78232)
"The Fin" (29.577118, -103.745925)


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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2013, 10:40:58 PM »
Historically, geographically and geologically...Devi ls Graveyard is most correct even though the aerial observers have recently taken to calling it Devil's Playground. Devils Graveyard Geologic Formation is one of those interesting strata that toes the line closely between the end of the Cretaceous and the early Tertiary. Lots of interesting fossil finds.

 


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