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The most remote place in Big Bend?

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Offline championbaum

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2012, 11:55:16 AM »
The two times I have been in Fisk Canyon, I saw footprints as well! That is pretty neat that many of us have been to the most remote spot in the BiBe!

As a side note, My last trip to Big Bend, I had cell reception on the saddle of Mule Ears, this was around Christmas of 2011, on an impromptu overnighter. It was strange, I usually dont even carry my phone, but I did this time for no reason really. I actually made several phone calls. In a way I think it takes away from the experience, but it is also a good thing I suppose, for emergency situations. Has anyone else noticed cell service in surprising spots?

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Offline The Scorpion

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2012, 12:01:11 PM »
Has anyone else noticed cell service in surprising spots?

on top of Emory Peak
on the back side of the NE4 camp site up on the North East rim
at the mouth of Santa Elena Canyon
at the top of the Oak Spring Trail
Up on Mt Huffman, across the park road from the Lost mine parking area

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
It's still entirely possible to have a seat and a drink - or a nap -
in the middle of 385 on a July night,

We may need a special thread just for "Stopped in the middle of the road".  In August of '75, 3 Big Bend never-beens
and myself were headed south out of Marathon at about 10:30 PM, when the dufus that brought the packing-space
stealing 12 string (and only knew how to play one fricken song!  :pissed:) says "Hey it's pretty dark out there, I haven't
seen any lights in quite awhile." I said "Your right, sorta." I slowed and carefully aligned the centerline of the road with
that of the station wagon and stopped and turned off the car and then the headlights. After some coaxing I managed to
talk everyone out of the car and with just a little bit more coaxing got them to shut the doors so the dome light would
go off. They were of course at first looking up and down the road for the semi truck that they were sure was going to kill them
due to my stupidity. Their eyes adjusted quickly enough however that they soon were feeling safer, and were soon looking up at all the stars
and the surrounding landscape silhouetted by star glow. We only loitered there for about 10 minutes, but it was worth it.
Up until that point, the conversation in the car was more like one would hear going on a trip to Six Flags. It changed to become more reverent.
I was very happy for the change.
Fort Worth

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Offline Casa Grande

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The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2012, 12:31:52 PM »
That's an awesome story FM

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2012, 12:34:19 PM »
Has anyone else noticed cell service in surprising spots?

on top of Emory Peak
on the back side of the NE4 camp site up on the North East rim
at the mouth of Santa Elena Canyon
at the top of the Oak Spring Trail
Up on Mt Huffman, across the park road from the Lost mine parking area

James
I get a really strong full signal on the Dodson at the overlook east of Homer Wilson.

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2012, 02:04:53 PM »
(and only knew how to play one fricken song!  :pissed:)

which was...?
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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2012, 04:16:20 PM »
(and only knew how to play one fricken song!  :pissed:)

which was...?

I have no idea, perhaps something spanish, it wasn't bad what ever it was. I was rolling my eyes during the packing phase of our trip, and was
rethinking that when he started playing some time around sunset. It sounded pretty good, and along with the low light on the landscape I was enjoying it. I thought they were just pullin' my chain when they said he only knew the one song.  :icon_rolleyes:  I like music, but I really don't know much about it. Perhaps song is the wrong term for an instrumental, music piece?  oh oh!, now I'm really  :offtopic:
Fort Worth

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2012, 07:29:45 AM »
For the most remote spot I'd nominate North Telephone Canyon, have never known
or heard of anyone wandering around in there.   Good question .....

From a standard trailhead, inside the National Park, you are probably right.  It is about 14 miles one way from the Telephone Canyon campsite on the Old Ore road.  (only a few miles from the end of the dirt road on the Adams Ranch side but it is hard to get permission from them to use that access.)
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Offline Cookie

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2012, 12:08:42 PM »
I'll throw my $.02 in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQDRjgGCMyU&feature=youtu.be

I wish the video came out better, my point&shoot is on it's last leg.

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2012, 02:28:44 PM »
It's a wonder you didn't get dizzy, Cookie!  :willynilly:

Where exactly are you in that shot?
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Offline Cookie

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2012, 04:10:13 PM »
It's a wonder you didn't get dizzy, Cookie!  :willynilly:

Where exactly are you in that shot?

As always, behind the camera! :dance:

Sorry, blonde moment :eusa_doh: That would be pt. 5455

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« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 05:04:32 PM by Cookie »

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2012, 06:30:03 PM »
Wow!  :notworthy: Great views in all directions from up there. Looking forward to the TR!
  Bill
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Offline Cookie

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2012, 08:28:22 PM »
Wow!  :notworthy: Great views in all directions from up there. Looking forward to the TR!
  Bill


Thanks Bill! I have been sifting and shrinking the pics so I can get the report done in the next few days. I think that is one of the best views without having to climb up on Elephant Tusk (that is NOT on my list of climbs).

~Cookie

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2012, 09:35:20 PM »
Nice video Cookie....what is it with the Al-Qaeda-Jihad look?
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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