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As he giveth, so shall he taketh away

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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« on: November 02, 2009, 03:12:37 PM »
Floods in Tornillo Creek over the past year have apparently filled in what was once beautiful pools at the south end of Banta Shut-in with rock and sand.   :icon_cry:

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 03:15:26 PM »
Wow.  Maybe another flood will come along and uncover them.

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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 06:18:09 PM »
Wow! Glad we got the chance to see the pools when we did. I bet that duck isn't nearly as happy now.
Jeff Blaylock
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Offline RichardM

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 09:20:22 PM »
Gonna take a pretty serious flood to scour out all that silt.

Should we be expecting a trip report?

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 10:33:16 PM »
Speaking of geologic time . . . Banta Shutin has to have been scoured out more times than I have fingers and toes!

Al
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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 04:10:32 PM »
Who knows? Perhaps someday Mother Nature will carve it out once again. I'm just disappointed that I didn't get to "not" swim in it.  :eusa_eh:

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Offline Al

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 09:07:25 PM »
There is no perhaps only when.

Al

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Offline Burn Ban

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 09:58:47 PM »
There is no perhaps only when.

Al

thank you master. now i have the knowledge to become the dragon warrior.

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009, 07:41:48 AM »
There is no perhaps only when.

Al

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Re: As he giveth, so shall he taketh away
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 07:38:38 PM »
Wow, your "before" pics are nice of Banta, the "after" are, uh, a little less pretty to look at.  But it is BB so therefore beautiful by definition.  However, I admit to some disappointment as I am backpacking down to Banta in early early March and now am more aware that I should not have put off the trip for so long. 

Al, I would have recongized your quote without the movie reference, it is one of my favorite quotes.  I find it funny that all these years, I thought it was spelled "Zool."  However, I found Zuul on internet search and discovered you are quite right in your spelling!  Kudos to you!

 


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