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Title: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: RichardM on March 21, 2018, 02:12:53 PM
https://www.mystatesman.com/travel/this-remote-point-big-bend-the-prettiest-spot-texas/lhAfSntPxAGkYJv0sGb7wO/
Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: Buck on March 21, 2018, 02:20:31 PM
Opinions vary. 
Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: mule ears on March 21, 2018, 03:09:40 PM
Opinions vary.

+1 to that.  And it sounds like he is not caching his water in Bear Containers either.  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: Lance on March 21, 2018, 03:33:33 PM
I'd have to say there seems to be some great potential for overlooks on the southern end of MDA. We checked out one on our trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/joel's-canyon-mesa-de-anguila/) in January of 2017, and it was awesome. Randell's Overlook is tough to beat though. Opinions DO vary.

(http://texasmountaineers.org/images/BigBend/20170114_DSCF2743.jpg)
Southern MDA Overlook east of Rock Slide Rapids Photo by Homer Wilson

Now we know who placed the ammo box up there that DesertRatShorty found in his MDA hike (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/mesa-de-anguila-15127/) last year.

(https://www.mystatesman.com/rf/image_medium/Pub/p9/MyStatesman/2018/03/21/Images/newsEngin.21381314_P2133938.jpg)
Ammo box from article

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3877/33228219012_c25550afcf_z.jpg)
Ammo box from DRS' trip report.

The reference to Hayduke and the 700 mountains that William Hennessy has climbed makes me wonder if BBC's own Hayduke (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/profile/?u=150) are one in the same. Hayduke has bagged a lot of peaks in the park and lives in Terlingua, so could be him.
Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: catz on March 21, 2018, 03:44:21 PM

While Randell's Overlook is great, I think it is very similar to the view at the top of the RGV-to-the-Hot Springs Trail.

I don't think there is a better view anywhere in Texas at least than from the South Rim.
Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: badknees on March 21, 2018, 04:54:34 PM

While Randell's Overlook is great, I think it is very similar to the view at the top of the RGV-to-the-Hot Springs Trail.

I don't think there is a better view anywhere in Texas at least than from the South Rim.

Have you been to Randallís?
Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: Homer Wilson on March 21, 2018, 05:11:09 PM
Man, it's hard to definitively call one specific spot the prettiest in Texas, them's fightin' words!

But if you said the prettiest spot in Texas is in Big Bend, I'm not going to disagree with you. Although I could understand if someone else thought it was in BBSRP, GUMO, or the Davis - I'm 100% sure it's west of the Pecos! 
Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: Casa Grande on March 21, 2018, 06:44:25 PM
Man, it's hard to definitively call one specific spot the prettiest in Texas, them's fightin' words!

But if you said the prettiest spot in Texas is in Big Bend, I'm not going to disagree with you. Although I could understand if someone else thought it was in BBSRP, GUMO, or the Davis - I'm 100% sure it's west of the Pecos!
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Title: Re: Prettiest Spot In Texas
Post by: House Made of Dawn on March 21, 2018, 09:33:54 PM
That was a very well-written article. And that can't always be said about "a guide took me there" pieces. Agree with Lance: Hennesey sounds a lot like Hayduke. Also sounds like Randell's Overlook is Hennessy's second favorite place in Texas.