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from here to there

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Offline Bluetex

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2007, 05:50:00 PM »
Quote from: "Casa Grande"
i'm not even gonna bid my pathetic little "run"

I aspire to do the great distances in the future  :cool:


No kidding! My hikes are nothing compared to some of these guys :shock:  Maybe someday :D
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                                              Abraham Lincoln

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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2007, 05:56:15 AM »
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I too had always eyed the across the park walk ever since reading about it in the 1971 Hikers Guide.


Here is the "Cross the Park Hike" from the Big Bend Natural History Assoc. 1971 Hikers Guide:

"Between Stillwell Crossing (Adam's Ranch) and Lajitas is another possibility.  The route, east to west, is a logical six-day trip as follows:  from Adams' Ranch to Roy's Peak, via Telephone Canyon Trail on the first day; to Dugout on the second day; to Upper Juniper Spring, if you wish to hike over the mountains, on the third day (or you may follow the Outer Mountain Loop route to the spring west of the Dodson Place, or go all the way to Blue Creek); another day to Blue Creek via Boot Canyon and South Rim scenic loop; another day to Luna'a via the Chimney Trail; and the last day to Lajitas.  Water and food could be cached at Roy's Peak, Blue Creek Ranch, and Luna's."

Six days would be some serious cruising for sure!  :shock:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2007, 12:35:45 PM »
Quote from: "mule ears"
Quote from: "mule ears"
I too had always eyed the across the park walk ever since reading about it in the 1971 Hikers Guide.


"Between Stillwell Crossing (Adam's Ranch) and Lajitas is another possibility.  The route, east to west, is a logical six-day trip as follows:  from Adams' Ranch to Roy's Peak, via Telephone Canyon Trail on the first day;


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The recently approved conservation easement covers 9,470 acres of rugged habitat adjacent to and south of Black Gap on the former Adams Ranch. CEMEX USA, a Texas-based, U.S. Corporation affiliated with the CEMEX family of global cement manufacturing companies, recently bought the property.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17228173&BRD=2290&PAG=461&dept_id=473477&rfi=6

 


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