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Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats

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Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« on: November 15, 2007, 09:49:25 AM »
The Gift shop at Panther Junction has a poster of some hoodoos on Tornillo Flats. Has anyone been able to recreate that photo or at least attempt to find the area?

I was out there and found the rock formation and I was near the same time of day. Problem was that I did not recognize it as the hoodoos until later reviewing my photos. If I would have traveled a bit further west I would have caught the same angle.

here's a link to Bill Pogue's version: http://www.billpogue.com/stock_photography/texas_big_bend/hotel/E0608002.html

I think I was on the other side of his hoodoos since the Chisos were at behind me.

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Re: Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 01:04:07 PM »


They're not hard to get to;  just north of Exhibit Ridge on the west side of the road.

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Re: Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 04:09:30 PM »
I have never heard of Exhibit Ridge. Is that near Tornillo Creek?

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Re: Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007, 05:10:26 PM »
The Fossil Bone Exhibit is the east end of Exhibit Ridge;  the ridge extends west across the road.  The hoodoos are about 200 yds(?) off the road. Find a place to park and head on over;  it's flat and there are no surprises like hidden washes, etc.  That changes a little further in.

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Re: Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007, 06:06:01 PM »
Thanks! I will have to check those out. I believe I had seen them, but they were not the ones I was looking for.

I believe the one group I photographed were much further in. It took me 30 minutes to hike to the place I am describing in the first post.

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Re: Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007, 03:08:44 PM »
I just explored these hoodos the first of October. We parked a mile or two towards the BIBE entrance and did a cross country hike to them, then came back along the road. They are really impressive close up! I have a couple of photos, but can't figure out how to insert them in here. The icon doesn't work.


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Re: Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2007, 03:38:13 PM »
I just explored these hoodos the first of October. We parked a mile or two towards the BIBE entrance and did a cross country hike to them, then came back along the road. They are really impressive close up! I have a couple of photos, but can't figure out how to insert them in here. The icon doesn't work.

Try this link for information on how to post an image: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/big-bend-photographs/how-to-post-pics-on-big-bend-chat-t309.0.html

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Re: Hoodoos on Tornillo Flats
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 01:32:45 PM »
I have never heard of Exhibit Ridge. Is that near Tornillo Creek?
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That's the nice thing about the good old reliable topo maps. Look along the east (right-hand) half of the Grapevine Hills Quad, west of the park road, north of Tornillo Creek...
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