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Randells Overlook

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Offline jasonmerlo

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Randells Overlook
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:21:56 AM »
About how long is the hike from the trailhead?


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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 03:03:00 PM »
I think its around 4, but its been a few years since I went.  I sent you a PM.


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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 03:16:45 PM »
I think its around 4, but its been a few years since I went.  I sent you a PM.


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Offline jasonmerlo

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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 03:30:26 PM »
Slimkitty, I replied. Thank yall both.


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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 03:46:01 PM »
Demon deacon, like Robert said, no special equipment is needed for the actual off trail hiking. It's a little over a mile from the trail. Total round trip from the trailhead was around 8.5 miles for us. Bushwhacking, in my opinion, is a little overstating the off trail travel to Randell's Overlook. While every plant seems to be out to attack you with thorns, it never gets overly thick in this area to completely block walking. Nothing is very steep once you get off the MV trail either. Lastly, the terrain is very undulating with lots of rolling hills and dry washes. A detailed topographic map with good map reading skills or a gps is required. In my opinion, RO is the easiest of the 3 big canyon rims to reach.

Here's a Randell's Overlook map.

Randell's Overlook coordinates (29.220448, -102.913196)

Lance also posted some kml and gpx files here: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/randell's-overlook/msg144731/#msg144731

If Google Maps' distance tool and Lance's kml track can be trusted, it's about 3.4 miles one way. Of course, that doesn't include any up/down.
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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 07:39:47 AM »
Demon deacon, like Robert said, no special equipment is needed for the actual off trail hiking. It's a little over a mile from the trail. Total round trip from the trailhead was around 8.5 miles for us. Bushwhacking, in my opinion, is a little overstating the off trail travel to Randell's Overlook. While every plant seems to be out to attack you with thorns, it never gets overly thick in this area to completely block walking. Nothing is very steep once you get off the MV trail either. Lastly, the terrain is very undulating with lots of rolling hills and dry washes. A detailed topographic map with good map reading skills or a gps is required. In my opinion, RO is the easiest of the 3 big canyon rims to reach.

Here's a Randell's Overlook map.

Randell's Overlook coordinates (29.220448, -102.913196)

Lance also posted some kml and gpx files here: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/randell's-overlook/msg144731/#msg144731

If Google Maps' distance tool and Lance's kml track can be trusted, it's about 3.4 miles one way. Of course, that doesn't include any up/down.

I have a gpx file that indicates 8.2 miles RT. I trusted it completely

https://mirrormagic.com/Maps/BoquillasOverlook.gpx

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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 08:12:36 AM »
My track coincides with BK's.

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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 12:55:38 PM »
Here's a Randell's Overlook map.

Randell's Overlook coordinates (29.220448, -102.913196)

Lance also posted some kml and gpx files here: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/randell's-overlook/msg144731/#msg144731

If Google Maps' distance tool and Lance's kml track can be trusted, it's about 3.4 miles one way. Of course, that doesn't include any up/down.

I have a gpx file that indicates 8.2 miles RT. I trusted it completely

https://mirrormagic.com/Maps/BoquillasOverlook.gpx
Yeah, I'd trust your gpx over Google Maps. Maybe that's why we came up short on where to go off-trail during the 10th Anniv. Bender. :eusa_doh:

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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2017, 10:45:43 AM »
Finally made it out to the Overlook this past sunday.  Wow, what an incredible spot in the park.

I was only about 200 yards off the MV trail when I hear someone calling to me.  I turn around and its a Park ranger wondering what I'm doing.  Asked where I headed, and he had no idea where I was going.  He thought I was lost.  :icon_lol:

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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2017, 03:57:42 PM »
Not all those who wander are lost.
"Hey, how 'bout a Fandango..?"

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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 04:10:17 PM »
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2017, 11:01:49 PM »
Finally made it out to the Overlook this past sunday.  Wow, what an incredible spot in the park.

I was only about 200 yards off the MV trail when I hear someone calling to me.  I turn around and its a Park ranger wondering what I'm doing.  Asked where I headed, and he had no idea where I was going.  He thought I was lost.  :icon_lol:

NPS hand-holding at its finest. The funny hatter didn't need to know what you were doing or where you were going, but they are so conditioned to tourists hiking only designated trails they don't know what to make of someone deciding to walk where they please.
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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 12:15:32 PM »
Glad you made it out there!


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Re: Randells Overlook
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 12:46:09 PM »
Hoping to hit it myself next month.


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