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The most remote place in Big Bend?

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2012, 10:32:25 PM »
That would be pt. 5455
Here?
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=29.17821,-103.307087&t=t2&z=15&coord=latlng&directions=off&findme=off&label=off

Can't wait for the report and pics!

YES! That is the place. It took us just over 3 hours to get there from our campsite near Tortuga. Well worth the effort!
Nice video Cookie....what is it with the Al-Qaeda-Jihad look?

You saying I look like a terrorist?? :icon_eek: It was COLD!! ....really!! :icon_lol:

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2012, 10:40:23 PM »
For 2 years the Fake News Media, Obama's FBI, CIA & DOJ, and Swamp dwelling Politicians COLLUDED, Illegally Spied,and LIED to America about POTUS in order to overturn an election

All the while demanding censorship and removal of opposition Conservative "hate speech" voices.  Globalists Hate Freedom

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2012, 06:39:33 AM »
She is pretty close.  Actually Pt. 5476 


I stand corrected, guess it's time for those reading glasses :confuse:

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2012, 06:58:30 AM »
She is pretty close.  Actually Pt. 5476 

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=29.16974,-103.29955&z=15&t=T&marker0=29.15743%2C-103.26740%2Celepahant%20tusk%20Tx

Bless her heart !    :engel016:

Thanks, I was beginning to think I was in the wrong place but was pretty sure of where you were standing!

And thanks for the video cookie, it is a great view (but still closer to the road at Homer Wilson than the Fisk canyon location  :eusa_whistle:  :icon_wink:)
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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2012, 10:48:57 PM »
the lower canyons are the most remote i have felt out there, though technically not in the park.

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2012, 09:38:39 AM »
If someone were to hike the Punta and then go through a drainage and over to Dominguez and then across Dominguez and through another drainage and up and down Backbone Ridge, would one be in/near one of the more remote regions?

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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2016, 10:46:41 AM »
Just looked at this again and not sure what metrics and roads I was originally looking at but the most remote spot now looks to be a bit more east from my original Dead Horse mountain location, near the river between Arroyo Venando and Cow canyons at 6.7 miles from the nearest road.  It depends on which of the ranch roads on Adams Ranch actually still exist and are usable.

The Fisk canyon location is still good at about 6.2 miles from the nearest road.
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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2016, 01:30:41 PM »
My god, you all are wonderful, and BBC is so much fun. Some day I will be too old to go backpacking anymore.  70, 80, 90 years-old: I do not plan to go gently into that good night, but when that time finally comes, I plan on dulling the ache and scratching that itch by reading every BBC post I can find. They never disappoint.
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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2016, 05:29:14 PM »
We had a similar discussion at Backcountrypost.com . The Greater Yellowstone area is very remote. Heat and lack of water aren't a problem.
When you say that the nearest road is 6+ miles away, is that straight line miles?
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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2016, 05:44:04 PM »
For those of you who also enjoy backpacking in well watered green places:
The trailhead for this trip is in the Weminuche Wilderness 1-1/2 days from Hawkins, TX.

Quote from: Venchka, post: 74079, member: 2968
For the record, a quick survey of nearest mechanized access to Rock Lake, straight line air miles:
Beartown 4WD Road/Kite Lake: ~7.5 miles.
Train at Needlton stop: ~12 miles.
Pine River/Rio Grande: 12-13 miles.
You have to want to visit Rock Lake. I think I shall.
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Let's keep it between us, okay?
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Re: The most remote place in Big Bend?
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2016, 07:55:34 PM »
We had a similar discussion at Backcountrypost.com . The Greater Yellowstone area is very remote. Heat and lack of water aren't a problem.
When you say that the nearest road is 6+ miles away, is that straight line miles?
Wayne


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Yes, as the crow flies.
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