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A Big Bend Shot

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Offline Al

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A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2007, 11:50:43 PM »
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
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Still messing with the avatar . . .

I liked the previous one, the most....do you have more pictures of El Pico?

Although I'm not near as cute as a happy little weiner dog, this is about the Big Bend area.

Al

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2007, 09:17:05 PM »
This topic is out of date as are its pictures.  Here's a shot of the top of the del Carmens.  Probably a good test of the new board.  The good news? It's probably not much different up there than it was 14 years ago.



Al

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2007, 08:45:46 PM »
Senor Al, those rocks on the escarpment of the Del Carmens, they tore up my boots because they have a coral like texture from the wind erosion.  It is the sharpest limestone I have ever walked on. It will cut your hand.  :eusa_boohoo:

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2007, 11:58:02 PM »
Pedreo, one year I wore a pair of Kangaroo leather boots my father in law gave me.  I was glad they made it through the trip and then threw them away. 

Please tell us about your hiking the Del Carmens.

Al

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2007, 01:38:55 PM »
Senor Al, those rocks on the escarpment of the Del Carmens, they tore up my boots because they have a coral like texture from the wind erosion.  It is the sharpest limestone I have ever walked on. It will cut your hand.  :eusa_boohoo:

 Yeah..before i loose myself again and can't find the topic once again.

 To every one?....hahaha....i am sorry if i am not answering your messages, right now. I am trying to figure out how these gadgets work and i know that i have to answer something to Vince T, but i just can't find what it was......LOL !!!

  What was it that you ask me Vincent T.?...hahahahahahaha.. .I am sorry man, please understand. :willynilly: :willynilly: :eusa_doh: :eusa_eh:

 
« Last Edit: September 19, 2007, 01:48:35 PM by RichardM »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2007, 10:28:50 PM »
Senor Al, those rocks on the escarpment of the Del Carmens, they tore up my boots because they have a coral like texture from the wind erosion.  It is the sharpest limestone I have ever walked on. It will cut your hand.  :eusa_boohoo:

 Yeah..before i loose myself again and can't find the topic once again.

 To every one?....hahaha....i am sorry if i am not answering your messages, right now. I am trying to figure out how these gadgets work and i know that i have to answer something to Vince T, but i just can't find what it was......LOL !!!

  What was it that you ask me Vincent T.?...hahahahahahaha.. .I am sorry man, please understand. :willynilly: :willynilly: :eusa_doh: :eusa_eh:

 

Homero, try clicking on the members button, while you are logged on, and then go to the 10th page of members.  Members are in alphabetical order, Vince should be near the bottom. If not just scroll or change  the page until you find him.   Click on Vince and then his recent posts.  You should be able to find the post you want to reply to. 

Good Luck,
Al

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2007, 12:22:27 AM »
Here's what the trail looks like hiking down from the Del Carmens.  The trail is in the notch just to the South of El Pico.  A bit of El Pico is shown on the right side of the picture.  It's pretty much straight down. 

The rainbow was very much a bonus.



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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2007, 03:49:21 PM »
Man !!!....Al, I hope you really don't stop doing this at all. To see these beautiful pictures of a place, very little humans have done this trail, makes me look forward to come in and see these surprises. Keep scanning them, brother...Load 'em up, pronto. :eusa_clap:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2007, 04:32:57 PM »
Here's what the trail looks like hiking down from the Del Carmens.  The trail is in the notch just to the South of El Pico.  A bit of El Pico is shown on the right side of the picture.  It's pretty much straight down. 

The rainbow was very much a bonus.



Al


Great shot Al -- I'm really enjoying these -- thanks!
John & Tess

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2007, 05:36:48 PM »
Oh, man...great pictures, there, Al!   Thanks for posting.


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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2007, 08:05:36 AM »
Cool pictures. We were there a few years back.
Drive through Las Norias to base of del Carmens, then a gruelling hike up the canyon on the South side of El Pico.
We carried climbing gear so we could get on top.
You can't get on top without ropes (unless you want to take a big risk).
I hear there's a ledger on top, but we didn't find it.
For water, there's a tinaja in the canyon on the backside of the del Carmen range.

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2007, 10:44:52 PM »
Cool pictures. We were there a few years back.
Drive through Las Norias to base of del Carmens, then a gruelling hike up the canyon on the South side of El Pico.
We carried climbing gear so we could get on top.
You can't get on top without ropes (unless you want to take a big risk).
I hear there's a ledger on top, but we didn't find it.
For water, there's a tinaja in the canyon on the backside of the del Carmen range.


Kyle, You are a better man than I.  I don't even want to think about going up that trail after having gone down it. We are not technical climbers and didn't even think to scale El Pico.  There is a tinaja on the east side of the Del Carmens and that's where our guide replenished our water when we camped behind El Pico.  We went up by 4-wheel vehicle on the south end, walked the top, and came down one year on the trail you went up. 

The next year we camped on the "ledge" you heard about.  It's more like a plateau probably closer to a 1/2 acre in size than a ledge.  The ledge is on a trail that goes south from the trail that goes down to the old candelia "factory"/camp at the bottom.  The southern trail to the ledge ends up at the old mine. Which is also accessable by 4-wheel drive which greatly reduces the hike out vs. if one goes down at Terminal.   I've posted a shot taken from the ledge on this site and have a few more shots I haven't scanned.  Great campsite and great view of the Chisos and Big Bend. 

Glad to hear from another who has been there.  Any pictures?

Al
« Last Edit: December 04, 2007, 10:52:40 PM by Al »

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2007, 09:50:41 AM »
Would anyone be interested in doing this hike (again)? I would be very interested in getting a group together for a week or so and do this!

Question to all: Is there anyway to make a living hiking BiBE and it's Mexico counterpart??? I think I have found my calling ...
Be the kind of person that you will want to meet!

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2007, 10:58:33 AM »
Question to all: Is there anyway to make a living hiking BiBE and it's Mexico counterpart??? I think I have found my calling ...
Well, Shane's always looking for a Sherpa....

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2007, 11:05:46 AM »

Well, Shane's always looking for a Sherpa....


If I remember correctly, A Sherpa doesn't make very much money ... if that's the case, then my wife may not appreciate my new calling
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