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A Big Bend Shot

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Offline STARLITDARKNESS3

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2007, 09:24:05 PM »

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


And remember while in the Carmens, you will be paid in Pesos....   
"Are we there yet?"  ... by my Kids

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Offline xseption

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2007, 11:55:34 PM »

And remember while in the Carmens, you will be paid in Pesos....  

At least I can currently get more dollars for my pesos

:cheesy:
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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2010, 01:41:35 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.


kylecom, grueling to say the least.  You are an iron man to hike up that monster.  We only hiked the top of the del Carmens once hauled up there on the south end, then down, and did not even think to try to climb El Pico.  Your understanding is the same as mine about the tinaja as the only reliable source of water on top behind El Pico.  We relied on our guide to replenish our water supply on the third day, which he did.  Well worth the tip*.

Al

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2010, 11:23:12 PM »
Ready to head out for the del Carmens in 1993:



Zak's truck was well rigged and ready to support a Big Bend visitor's adventure into Mexico.

Al

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2010, 10:30:28 AM »
How many of you went up SDC?.... :icon_eek:, i see Zz Top behind you plus a lady hiker?.... :eusa_think:, the one with the white pants white cap looks like your late buddy, Erle.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline Al

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Re: A Big Bend Shot
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2010, 10:38:13 AM »
That year it was Erle, wearing the white pants, nice and loose I must note, Jimbob and I.  Zak drove us up to the garden and Rawls and Bosch served as guides.

Al

 


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