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Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?

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Offline crgowo

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Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:28:44 PM »
Quick question, What are the recommended spots to see the sunset and sunrise in BigBend?  I was thinking of hiking up lost mine to see either but I don't want to go up twice.  Any other spots that would be better than Lost Mine besides Emory Peak.  Doing that Emory peak on Saturday but not going to scramble off the peak in the dark.   Thanks in advance,

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Offline bitter_melon

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 06:45:19 PM »
FWIW, the only scramble on Emory Peak is at the very tippy top. I don't have a great approximation of how high the scramble is, but it's definitely under 100 feet, probably under 50 feet. It will still be light out for a while after sunset. You shouldn't have a problem getting off of the scramble and being well on your way down long before it's dark enough to require headlamps.

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Offline badknees

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 07:44:02 PM »
Sunrise from Glenn Spring Road and Sunset from Soto Vista. No climbing required.

Better choice would be to overnight at SW4 and catch both from the Rim
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Offline Jalco

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 10:46:52 PM »
I guess it might also depend on if you want to see the sun rise/set or watch the light play out on the landscape.  I like watching the sunrise hit Santa Elena Canyon and the sunset hit the Carmens, for example.  My favorite sunrise shot is from high up on Elephant Tusk's flank.

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Offline crgowo

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 10:20:58 AM »
FWIW, the only scramble on Emory Peak is at the very tippy top. I don't have a great approximation of how high the scramble is, but it's definitely under 100 feet, probably under 50 feet. It will still be light out for a while after sunset. You shouldn't have a problem getting off of the scramble and being well on your way down long before it's dark enough to require headlamps.

I've been to Emory peak and its can get sketchy, especially if someone isn't used to exposure but you're right after the sun sets there should still be plenty of light.   Just dont plan to stay on the Chisos all day.  Especially if we're starting early so we could do the southrim loop. 

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Offline crgowo

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 10:23:14 AM »
"Sunrise from Glenn Spring Road and Sunset from Soto Vista. No climbing required. "  Thanks BadKnees, I'll look that up. 

"I guess it might also depend on if you want to see the sun rise/set or watch the light play out on the landscape.  I like watching the sunrise hit Santa Elena Canyon and the sunset hit the Carmens, for example.  My favorite sunrise shot is from high up on Elephant Tusk's flank."  That's true Jalco.  I was also thinking seeing the sun setting light hit balanced rock might be pretty nice also.   


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Offline Imre

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 07:34:10 PM »
Try sunset from the overlook on the Rio Grande Village nature trail. Someone pulled the wrong stock photo thinking it was the Sierra Madre in Mexico:
https://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Sierra-Madre-MAX-STEINER/dp/B000U7V98U/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1521505917&sr=1-2&keywords=treasure+of+the+sierra+madre
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Offline badknees

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 09:04:18 PM »
Try sunset from the overlook on the Rio Grande Village nature trail. Someone pulled the wrong stock photo thinking it was the Sierra Madre in Mexico:
https://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Sierra-Madre-MAX-STEINER/dp/B000U7V98U/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1521505917&sr=1-2&keywords=treasure+of+the+sierra+madre

Ditto on the RGV Nature trail at sunrise



Or the hoodoos north of Panther Junction



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Offline Flash

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Re: Spots to see Sunset & sunrise?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 09:24:56 PM »
Sunset at RGV is pretty okay as well  :)


 


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