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Maderas del Carmen

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Offline oml

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Maderas del Carmen
« on: December 11, 2019, 05:55:34 PM »
Has anyone explored this side?  Very little information online and nothing by the way of trail maps etc.  The locals offered to take me up on top of the mountains but did not have time last time.

I explored a little around Boquillas and found the 3 hot springs (based on directions from locals).   Pretty cool/remote compared to the US side one.

I can post gpx if anyone is interested.

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Re: Maderas del Carmen
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2019, 06:47:54 PM »
Please post your GPX file  :great:

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Re: Maderas del Carmen
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 08:49:57 PM »
I have been to 2 of the hot springs in Boquillas, I did not know there was a 3rd

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Re: Maderas del Carmen
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2019, 06:22:16 AM »
You might check out this book:
"In the Shadow of the Carmens: Afield with a Naturalist in the Northern Mexican Mountains" by Bonnie Reynolds McKinley (2012, Texas Tech University Press).  From the book jacket: "Bonnie Reynolds McKinley is the wildlife coordinator at the 400,000 acre El Carmen Conservation Project located in the Maderas del Carmen and just south of the Big Bend region of western Texas. Prior to moving to Mexico in 2001 she was employed by TPWD at the Black Gap WMA in West Texas."
Boquillas is in the northwest corner of this project.

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Re: Maderas del Carmen
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 07:41:46 AM »
You might check out this book:
"In the Shadow of the Carmens: Afield with a Naturalist in the Northern Mexican Mountains" by Bonnie Reynolds McKinley (2012, Texas Tech University Press).  From the book jacket: "Bonnie Reynolds McKinley is the wildlife coordinator at the 400,000 acre El Carmen Conservation Project located in the Maderas del Carmen and just south of the Big Bend region of western Texas. Prior to moving to Mexico in 2001 she was employed by TPWD at the Black Gap WMA in West Texas."
Boquillas is in the northwest corner of this project.

It's a good read.  Certainly whets one's appetite to visit.

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Re: Maderas del Carmen
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2019, 06:02:53 PM »
Just ordered it. A Christmas present to myself.


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