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Where is this b/w pic taken?

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Offline cin-dee

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Where is this b/w pic taken?
« on: September 05, 2006, 09:09:16 PM »


Clue: its somewhere on the "road" between Pecos and BBNP. :wink:
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Offline Hejira

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Where is this b/w pic taken?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 09:12:40 PM »
the "rockpile" by the Sawtooth Mountains?!?

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Offline cin-dee

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 09:36:29 PM »
Quote from: "Hejira"
the "rockpile" by the Sawtooth Mountains?!?


I don't think so, if you are refering to the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho!
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Offline Vince T

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Where is this b/w pic taken?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 10:54:12 PM »
Looking at the peeling granite, is it somewhere near Ft. Davis?
Or is it Ft. Davis?

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Offline presidio

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 11:25:16 PM »
Got to be the roadside park on the Davis Mountains loop.
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Offline cin-dee

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Where is this b/w pic taken?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2006, 11:28:56 PM »
Quote from: "Vince T"
Looking at the peeling granite, is it somewhere near Ft. Davis?
Or is it Ft. Davis?


I guess by the size of that pic that was hard not to miss! Your good vince, but not at Ft. Davis...but getting warm. :wink:

Another hint: Mentioned in the final chapters of "Tenderfoot Teacher", the book written by the former BBNP school teacher. She took some friends there before she left the school for good. (a must read for the avid Big Bender!)
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Offline Vince T

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Where is this b/w pic taken?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2006, 11:31:28 PM »
How about in the Grapevine Hills?

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Offline cin-dee

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Where is this b/w pic taken?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2006, 11:42:10 PM »
Quote from: "presidio"
Got to be the roadside park on the Davis Mountains loop.


"roadside park" :?:    Man, I need a NAME, specifics are important, you KNOW that, you west Texas man! In fact so important a man left his name there, a famous man...who is he?
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Offline cin-dee

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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2006, 11:49:05 PM »
Quote from: "Vince T"
How about in the Grapevine Hills?


Vince, feeling a mite cool, 'cause your cold, man! But I failed to tell you, left out quite by accident of course :wink: that it IS near Ft. Davis, so close, but far away, if you don't give me the correct geographic name of the place! :lol:
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Offline presidio

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Where is this b/w pic taken?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2006, 01:55:30 AM »
Quote from: "cin-dee"
"roadside park" :?:    Man, I need a NAME, specifics are important, you KNOW that, you west Texas man! In fact so important a man left his name there, a famous man...who is he?


Okay, it's the Lawrence E. Woods roadside park, AKA the Madera Canyon Picnic Area.
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Offline Hejira

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2006, 07:58:05 AM »
Good job Presidio.  Its been at least 25 years since I did the Davis Mtns Loop but I still stand by the guess that Sawtooth Mtn looms over the Roadside Park in the picture.  Cin-dee please keep the pictures coming.  They are jewels.

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Offline presidio

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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2006, 12:17:45 PM »
Quote from: "Hejira"
Good job Presidio.  Its been at least 25 years since I did the Davis Mtns Loop but I still stand by the guess that Sawtooth Mtn looms over the Roadside Park in the picture.  Cin-dee please keep the pictures coming.  They are jewels.


You are correct. But not for Cin-dee's photo. There actually are 2 roadside parks. The one you speak of is farther west and is indeed below Sawtooth Mtn.

Cin-dee's is on Hwy 118. Yours is on Hwy 166.
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2006, 03:52:55 PM »
There were actually three roadside parks on the scenic loop.  The Rockpile (the one below Sawtooth) was closed because of vandalism.  We discussed the Kit Carson carving and the pictographs there some time ago here. I think that's where Cin-dee's photo was taken.

The Madera Canyon roadside park, now officially known as the Lawrence E. Wood Rest Area, doesn't have any rock formations like that shown in her photo.

It could be the Point of Rocks, though, which is the one on HWY 166, unless it was taken at one of the rest areas between Balmorhea and Fort Davis.
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Offline presidio

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2006, 05:35:32 PM »
Quote from: "Joe"
There were actually three roadside parks on the scenic loop.  The Rockpile (the one below Sawtooth) was closed because of vandalism.  We discussed the Kit Carson carving and the pictographs there some time ago here. I think that's where Cin-dee's photo was taken.

The Madera Canyon roadside park, now officially known as the Lawrence E. Wood Rest Area, doesn't have any rock formations like that shown in her photo.

It could be the Point of Rocks, though, which is the one on HWY 166, unless it was taken at one of the rest areas between Balmorhea and Fort Davis.


I suspect you are correct. I was working off fuzzy memory as I haven't been by there in way too many years, a fact made apparent by my 'facts'.
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2006, 09:05:33 PM »
thi is i am almost positive is a road side  park off of hwy 166 on the FT> DAVIS  loop and part of the other area there is a plaque  idwentifing it as  stage   station point onthe  elpaso to san antonio mail route jsut a mile or so past the blue mountain vinyard gate  irt is popualr wiht repellers and climbers alike form the  west side  there is a large bold rock face

 


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