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Offline jim2

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rancherias canyon
« on: January 22, 2011, 07:16:45 PM »
has anyone hiked rancherias canyon? is it worthy of a day in big bend ? any photos you would like to share?


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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 08:21:07 PM »
It's on my list of unfinished hikes. We tried it on a rather warm day in May 2000. We had to turn around short of the waterfall as we were running late on time and the floor of the canyon was choked with overgrown river cane. I'd like to give it another shot, only when the temp is significantly less than the 105+ we had that day.

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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 11:17:15 AM »
I recommend it.  You are talking about the hike from 170, right? Give yourself most of the day.  I think it's about 10 miles RT to the falls pour off.

scroll down for my description and pics:
http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/first-sleepy-trip-08/msg48730/#msg48730
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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 11:37:08 AM »
thanks guys. yes sleepy that's the hike i was asking about. sounds great ! your photos and report have got me fired up.

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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 10:59:57 PM »
I have a few pics and trip report here: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/3-days-in-big-bend/msg79169/#msg79169

The canyon was nice but as others have mentioned, not too much fun when temps are over 100 degrees. I did get poison ivy of some kind from hiking this trail I think too. It is overgrown in some places, so you'll have to do some bushwacking possibly. I calculated the distance to be at least 11 miles RT so it will take you a good 6 hours RT as you are hiking on loose rocks a lot of times.

Enjoy! :-)
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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 11:36:17 PM »
I have a few pics and trip report here: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/3-days-in-big-bend/msg79169/#msg79169

The canyon was nice but as others have mentioned, not too much fun when temps are over 100 degrees. I did get poison ivy of some kind from hiking this trail I think too. It is overgrown in some places, so you'll have to do some bushwacking possibly. I calculated the distance to be at least 11 miles RT so it will take you a good 6 hours RT as you are hiking on loose rocks a lot of times.
Poison Oak is very common in a lot of places in that region.

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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 09:30:02 PM »
I didn't hike the canyon, but on a 4x4 tour with the Park's Supt in February in the (very light) snow, I did get this video from the top of the canyon.

Barrett told us that they had been working to clear the trails along the canyon prior to our visit...

http://mysightpicture.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/rancherias-canyon-first-video-attempt/

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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 06:04:06 AM »
What was your vantage point, Guale Mesa?

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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 08:31:30 PM »
What was your vantage point, Guale Mesa?

That was taken from right off the Guale 2 campsite

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2011, 10:55:47 AM »
http://mysightpicture.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/rancherias-canyon/  Here's some more shots from the top of the canyon.

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 08:11:31 PM »
very nice very nice.  but am i blind or did you only post 3 pictures?
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011, 10:52:35 PM »
Hey Sleepy - that post had 3, but if you go to the main page of my blog, you'll see a ton more from the Ranch. ;)

www.mysightpicture. wordpress.com

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Re: rancherias canyon
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2011, 07:01:27 PM »
Poor ole Derrick, reckon what's going to happen to him when Homero finds out he's bogartin' pictures and stashing them on his own blog......  :rolling:

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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2011, 09:55:58 PM »
Poor ole Derrick, reckon what's going to happen to him when Homero finds out he's bogartin' pictures and stashing them on his own blog......  :rolling:

I've no idea what you're talking about!?  If you're insinuating that I'm stealing someone else's images and putting them on my blog you're full of crap.  Every one of those images are mine.  If you're just busting my balls and giving me a hard time that's fine - bring it.  But if you're saying I have stolen someone else's work and calling them my own then we have a problem.

 


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