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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Big Bend Photographs => Topic started by: RichardM on February 01, 2006, 10:04:28 PM

Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: RichardM on February 01, 2006, 10:04:28 PM
Not the best pic of the sand slide in Boquillas Canyon, but then I don't recall seeing any others of it.  Here's my wife-to-be and me running down it in 2000.
(http://www.geocities.com/richard_merrill/pics/sandslide.jpg)

It's funny how many people I've talked to who hiked into Boquillas Canyon but when I ask if they did the sand slide and they just go "huh?"  Seems most people turn around before they get to it.
Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: Casa Grande on February 01, 2006, 10:18:51 PM
yes, i've seen it and only been to that canyon once....i'm not really sure why only once, perhaps it's because of the 'sand walk' ;)

somewhere i have  pic of i also, taken in Aug of 2000 as a matter of fact!
Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: randell on February 01, 2006, 10:36:02 PM
I went once, but didn't get a pic for some reason.  May have lost it.  

On one trip me and a buddy hiked up to Emory Peak.  There were some very nice fall colors at the time and I got some sweet pictures.  On the way down he started jogging!  So I started jogging, too.  The next thing we knew we were at the trailhead.  As I pulled off my camelbak, I realized that the roll of film I shot on the way up had bounced out somewhere (from that stupid jogging).  I wasn't about to hike back up to look for it so some lucky person hopefully found some great photos.
Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: RichardM on February 02, 2006, 02:59:19 PM
Here's the 3-D version on the NPS site:
http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/bigbend/html/bb226.htm

And here it is in 2-D:
http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/bigbend/html2/bb226.htm
(http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/bigbend/images/bb226.jpg)[/url]
Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: Casa Grande on February 02, 2006, 03:04:20 PM
it's interesting to see the difference in the sand and rocks over time
Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: RichardM on February 02, 2006, 03:09:26 PM
Somewhere in my parents' archives there is a picture of my Dad and older brother coming down while my sister and I sit in the minimal shade of a bush at the bottom.  Naturally, I have no idea where that picture is today...
Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: Don H on February 02, 2006, 04:04:41 PM
What's in the cave?
Title: Boquillas Canyon Sand Slide
Post by: RichardM on February 02, 2006, 04:15:40 PM
Nothing but more sand.  It wasn't very deep and was pretty unremarkable.  It did provide some much needed shade while we were catching our breath from climbing up.  Going up the sand slide is like hitting a stairmaster on max resistance.