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Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail

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Offline andrwtzel

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Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:41:16 PM »
Hey Everybody,

Making another trip out to Big Bend in a couple weeks. As usual we plan on doing the South Rim trail. We've done Emory before, and don't really care to repeat it.

Are there any other interesting places to check out while on the trail to/from the South Rim? If it takes some off trail exploration that acceptable as well.

Thanks!

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Offline dprather

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Re: Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 11:46:33 PM »
If you enjoy stopping to smell the roses, the Colima trail is a nice diversion.

Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 04:52:35 PM »

As is the hike down to the dam by the Laguna West campsites.
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Re: Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 07:43:45 PM »

As is the hike down to the dam by the Laguna West campsites.

+1 on that! Upper Cattail is beautiful and interesting. You can walk the drainage as far as you dare, or hike the ridges above until you reach the edge of forever. And usually there’s water in the drainage which is, I believe, spring fed.


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Re: Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 08:20:41 AM »
Another POI that occurs to me is Badknees’ relict Aspens. If you search the BBC archives, you’ll find a couple of interesting threads about them.


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Re: Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 10:19:35 AM »
The entire High Chisos is a point of interest  ;)  Walk slowly. Stop. Look around.   :great:

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Re: Besides Emory, what other POI's are on the South Rim Trail
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 03:14:59 PM »
The entire High Chisos is a point of interest  ;)  Walk slowly. Stop. Look around.   :great:
This!

 


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