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Late Summer/Early Fall GUMO Backpacking Trip Ideas

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Offline backpacker56

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Re: Late Summer/Early Fall GUMO Backpacking Trip Ideas
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 05:09:20 PM »
Thanks.  And then you click on the little drop-down box at the upper right and choose Hist.1915+. 

Notice the old trail leading to the high country from Pine Spring.  I backpacked it in the early 1970's, and I think it was harder than the Bear Canyon trail. 

Notice the trail from just east of Bush Mountain, heading northeast to the Camp in the center of the park, in upper South McKittrick.  This trail, and the Camp, and the trail leading from it back up to the Bowl, and the trail leading down S. McKittrick and exiting north up a side canyon, are all off the grid today.  They are probably so dim and overgrown that you couldn't find them.
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Offline wrangler88

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Re: Late Summer/Early Fall GUMO Backpacking Trip Ideas
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2018, 07:14:32 PM »
I'm definitely getting excited looking at the old map. Think I have Guadalupe Mountain fever.

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: Late Summer/Early Fall GUMO Backpacking Trip Ideas
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2018, 10:55:25 PM »
I've always wanted to hike the old Kincaid Trail

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Offline wrangler88

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Re: Late Summer/Early Fall GUMO Backpacking Trip Ideas
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
I've always wanted to hike the old Kincaid Trail

I had to look this one up also. I was able to find it by looking through various maps. Very cool. I love that there is a way to link the lower western side of the park. I'll definitely look into this one for winter as well. This thread has opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities at GUMO.

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Offline nathanr

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Re: Late Summer/Early Fall GUMO Backpacking Trip Ideas
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2018, 08:40:56 PM »
looking forward to hearing what you decide. Lots of great options.

 


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