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Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question

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Offline MilesOfTexas

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Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« on: November 17, 2010, 07:09:11 PM »
I was wondering if anyone here on the forum has hiked Last Chance Canyon up to and into Baker Pen Draw Canyon.  If so, any helpful information about it will be gratefully appreciated.  I am thinking of hiking that the last week of December.  I am thinking about hiking out to Baker Pen Draw Canyon and spend the night so I can get some evening/sunset and sunrise/morning photos.

Here is the topo link to it: Click here
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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 07:41:08 PM »
In addition, it looks like the moon will be half full or less (less and less as the week goes) and rises after midnight, so perhaps I can get some star shots with the landscape too!  :icon_biggrin:

Moon data for the dates 12/27/2010 - 12/29/2010:

                                | Azimuth* | Max | At Transit
Rise | Transit | Set     | Rise  Set  | Alt   | Phase  SD
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0:10 | 6:16    | 12:14 | 84   256  | 54    | 0.575  0.273
1:15 | 7:06    | 12:49 | 91   249  | 48    | 0.457  0.272
2:21 | 7:57    | 13:27 | 98   243  | 43    | 0.343  0.270
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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 08:10:49 PM »
MOT, you may want to PM mountaindocdanny.  He is an expert on that area.

Al

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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 08:20:42 PM »
MOT, you may want to PM mountaindocdanny.  He is an expert on that area.

Al

Thanks Al.
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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 07:43:38 AM »
That canyon and draw look good on the topo; I never noticed it when going past to Sitting Bull Falls and Canyon. How did you learn about it?

It is a hike that a friend of mine was going to make last year, but due to a knee giving him problems he wasn't able to do it.
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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 11:09:14 AM »
I hiked partway up Last Chance Canyon years ago.  it was really pretty, with live water, at least in the lower part that I was in.

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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 12:05:51 PM »
I hiked partway up Last Chance Canyon years ago.  it was really pretty, with live water, at least in the lower part that I was in.

That's great news!  My camera will be very happy  :icon_biggrin:

Thanks lparent!!!
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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010, 09:06:13 PM »
I've seen that canyon on the topo and wanted to explore it, but unfortunately never did. I understand that there are a couple of pretty good pour offs in it. Another neat canyon in that area is white oak canyon. There is a small grove of its namesake trees that is quite a suprising find for that neck of the woods. SOme of teh little canyons through there are suprisingly brushy. Long pants and high gaiters can be helpful in some of the areas.

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Re: Lincoln National Forest Guadalupe Ranger District Question
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010, 10:17:52 PM »
I've seen that canyon on the topo and wanted to explore it, but unfortunately never did. I understand that there are a couple of pretty good pour offs in it. Another neat canyon in that area is white oak canyon. There is a small grove of its namesake trees that is quite a suprising find for that neck of the woods. SOme of teh little canyons through there are suprisingly brushy. Long pants and high gaiters can be helpful in some of the areas.

Thanks Doc, I will look up that canyon!  I can't wait to get out there!!!  I plan on spending two nights in LNF then head to BIBE for a few days.
"I have an excellent profession, but I don't enjoy it near as much as I do when I am in the heart of the wilderness, surrounded by marvelous creations, and efforting to capture what I see and feel so I may share it with others."

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