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Marufo Vega Trail

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2007, 03:23:02 AM »
Here is a link to the trip report:
http://thehikersforum.com/backup_09-05-07/marufo_vega.html

Dude...don't you guys ever smile?   :icon_wink:  Three group pics, 12 faces -- 1 borderline smile.  Maybe it was all that weight in your packs?  Seriously, though, nice report.  This was my 1st BB hike, and, aside from having the car broken into -- a wonderful one.
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

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Offline westtex

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2007, 03:09:12 PM »
Here is a link to the trip report:
http://thehikersforum.com/backup_09-05-07/marufo_vega.html

Dude...don't you guys ever smile?   :icon_wink:  Three group pics, 12 faces -- 1 borderline smile.  Maybe it was all that weight in your packs?  Seriously, though, nice report.  This was my 1st BB hike, and, aside from having the car broken into -- a wonderful one.


I was thinking the same thing!  Not the Happy Hikers Club
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Offline Hiker79

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2007, 04:31:04 PM »
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aside from having the car broken into

 
Where was the break-in? 

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2007, 07:08:05 PM »
Right at the nearest parking pulloff for the MF trailhead.  Had various items in plain view that undoubtedly contributed to their targeting my Subaru wagon.  Sister's toolbox in Ford Ranger pickup was also broken into at same place & time.  Foolish on my part -- live & learn...
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

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Offline Hiker79

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2007, 11:33:04 AM »
I'll have to make sure my truck is empty when there next month.  Sorry to hear about your loss.

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Offline aggiehiker

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2007, 02:40:36 PM »
Hey, when will you be there in Oct? I'll be there Oct 27-Nov 2. I'm going to do the MF trail during that time.

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Offline Hiker79

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2007, 08:45:21 PM »
Oct 28-Nov 2.  Planning on MV on the 29th weather permitting.  Join us!

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Offline xseption

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007, 01:35:25 PM »
Oct 28-Nov 2.  Planning on MV on the 29th weather permitting.  Join us!

How did it go? Any Photos?

Thanks Lighter Fluid for the report ... I will this to my list of hikes to do. Looks like some great scenery.

~ edd

PS I clicked on this link since Marufo Vega was calling someone's name ...
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Offline lighter fluid

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2008, 05:25:51 PM »
I did this hike before deciding that ultralight was the way to go.
Even with the hugh pack and ridiculous weight I loved it!

It was my first trip to BIBE and BIBE has been my favorite place ever since.

Here is a link to the trip report:
http://thehikersforum.com/backup_09-05-07/marufo_vega.html

Hope it helps. :cool:

The above trip report has been moved to the location below:
http://www.thehikersforum.com/trip/view_trip.php?tripid=202&mode=view
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

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Offline Alto Relex

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Re: Marufo Vega Trail
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2008, 10:05:32 AM »
I hiked Marufo Vega this past February and met about 6 rangers camped on the Rio Grande who were tracking the burros that have been seen along the far south end of the trail and along the river.  They said the burros are not actually wild, but belong to a Mexican rancher just across the river.  Clearly the burros had set up shop along the banks of the Rio Grande, judging from the mounds of "burro burgers" all over the place.  I never saw the burros on this trip (they probably saw the rangers coming and skeedaddled right back to Mexico  :eusa_shhh: ).  The rangers were really cool--I had run a little low on water and was about to filter from the Rio Grande but they filled up my water bottles with their supply of cold, fresh water...VERY nice after a long day of hiking.           

 


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