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La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel

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Offline homerboy2u

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FINALLY.....Some pictures from inside the church at La Linda...in color.
« Reply #165 on: April 08, 2008, 03:14:47 PM »
Shane, I just know you will be the first one interested in seeing these pictures from inside the CHURCH at La Linda...it looks very nice from any standpoint.

  The 4x4 clubs from Piedras Negras,Acu?a and Saltillo went to La Linda  this past April 4th 2008. I did not go with them, since i was aiming for the S.A. Bender, I could not get away from work and i had some family commitments to attend as well. My Older Daughter's First Comunion.  The groups did some hiking as well, visited some canyons and got to see some nice places and Big Tinajas.

 Enjoy Rafael Zacarias pictures:

 
Had to double check for typos...i wrote it too fast.Sorry.
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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #166 on: April 08, 2008, 08:07:37 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  I have really enjoyed your photo-story documenting some incredible places.

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Re: FINALLY.....Some pictures from inside the church at La Linda...in color.
« Reply #167 on: April 08, 2008, 08:59:27 PM »
Shane, I just know you will be the first one interested in seeing those pictures from inside the CHURCH at La Linda...it looks very nice from standpoint.

Homero - way to go!  Did they serve any eggs on the trip?

What is that in the back ground?

Same goes for this...

and this

Smart man...

and this...

ah, the other side of the La Linda bridge...

so what does this say...

so that is the inside of the LaLinda church... - figured it would be bigger than that...

ah that is why it looks bigger...

neat formation it's a road...

Bravo - great pics Homero.  Thanks for sharing... 

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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #168 on: April 08, 2008, 09:08:14 PM »
Thanks, Homero!

BBH

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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #169 on: April 08, 2008, 10:13:09 PM »
Quote from: Wildman wrote:
Thanks for sharing.  I have really enjoyed your photo-story documenting some incredible places.

 Hey, any time brother...hope some day you can hook up with us to a REAL adventure trail...trust me , they are self sustained. You learn alot about yourself out there.

 Shane those houses, i have not asked yet but i was curious myself must have been the foreman's housing project. I have only seen this house formation once before at where the Myers family inmense ranch operations used to be...in Sierra del Burro. But like you , i am curious myself, i will ask and will post an answer for all of you.

  Wonderful thing about it: The plans to go forward and reopen the bridge are ,apparently, going full swing. This 4x4 trip...jeep trip was done for the purpose to meet the other fellas from the other city clubs and invite them again, when the time comes to do the ceremony and all the formalities for the reopening of the bridge.

  I have always said to them: Give me an exact date...a formal date and i will promote it here like it was a second coming. I am dead sure more than one would be interested in participating on this magnanimus event...that i am sure of. Plus, what better place to shake hands with the people from other clubs which also see and read this webpage from the links i post elsewhere. Just imagine all the media coverage this would get.

  Lets be patient and wait for some answers.



Homero
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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #170 on: April 08, 2008, 10:25:39 PM »


http://image63.webshots.com/663/1/31/39/2900131390030541547ePZtEH_ph.jpg

....ok: What am i doing wrong here?, i can not link the image with the options on the menu bar. Help and tell me what did i do wrong.RicardoM
ModNote:  I'm guessing the webshots site doesn't allow hotlinking pictures.


 Basically it reads.....

Mr. Gorbachov tear down this wall!!!...ok, not exactly.

 Mr. State Governor Humberto Moreira Valdez;

  We support the reopening of the bridge at La Linda for ecotourism purposes in this beautiful region: Acu?a,Piedras Negras,Sabinas, Muzquiz, Ocampo and Boquillas del Carmen,Coahuila.

                                                                                                 We welcome the tourism to Coahuila.

 Belive me Fred, and everybody who read this: I have never ever seen such mines as 4 Palmas and Aguachile, plus the temperatures there are incredibly cool as compared when you come back up. The last tiem I was there, i went on July, those mines were very cold to be in there, and the folks there say in winter are cozy to be inside...plus they have water sources inside.

  It would make for an awsome Panorama shot inside. Of course my favorite place to be , would have to be in Maderas del Carmen, along the bisons, pastures,pine forest and streams they have there, and to look down to see the desert...man, what a contrast to enjoy.

 Anyhow, i caught myself day dreaming..ha !
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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #171 on: April 08, 2008, 11:02:38 PM »
Thanks Homero for providing a message of hope where there was none.

Al

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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #172 on: April 09, 2008, 09:31:59 AM »

 Basically it reads.....

Mr. Gorbachov tear down this wall!!!...ok, not exactly.

Actually, it should read Michael Chertoff, Department of Homeland Security, while you are busy building fences elsewhere and wielding your waiver authority, please put your waiver authority to good use and waiver away the barriers at the Hallie Stillwell Memorial Bridge (AKA La Linda Bridge) and open up free unfettered access into the region.    Say,  :eusa_think:, before you do that, also waive your magic authority waiver and allow free access to the Big Bend communities of Boquillias, Santa Elena, Lajitas, etc.  Thanks, ShaneA

Of course, what would really open up the bridge would be if someone would reopen the open Flourspar operation and needed it to haul the booty into the US - while providing much needed jobs for the region...

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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #173 on: April 10, 2008, 11:48:55 AM »
Hello everybody, I have news regarding the two story houses. I was right, those cabins are part of Now closed, Hacienda San Miguel , that used to belong to John Paul Myers and family..that is another story-trip I want to do for so long. Thing is time, is not in my side.

 Those houses are long way from La Linda, actually they are located about 30-40 km's from Acu?a to be exact, but the ranch used to be in excess of 250,000 hectares.
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The Gilberto Sanchez Pictures
« Reply #174 on: April 11, 2008, 12:57:32 AM »
Just check out his pictures folks....this guy can shoot good pics as well. Check out the trail, taking off from La Linda...dang , that church is pweeny......what a crowd folks. Many good pictures to enjoy.




Saludos
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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #175 on: April 11, 2008, 01:54:43 PM »
Excellent series of photos Homero, enjoyed them very much. Was hoping to meet you at the SA Bender, but wound up not being able to make the bender, maybe some other time.  Will try you Pico.
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #176 on: April 17, 2008, 09:15:18 AM »
Even more pictures of La Linda...

http://rides.webshots.com/album/563014076vidIhO?vhost=rides

 Check out the slide show...

http://rides.webshots.com/slideshow/563014076vidIhO;jsessionid=abcXhAQpaf-Bg6Ad4QCLr

  I am pretty sure, now. No one in any page has so much detailed information of La linda and the mines, than Big Bend Chat....so, should anyone wants to get some complete information o n that area, we should redirect them here.

Homero Jimenez
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Hell Raiser Video
« Reply #177 on: April 30, 2008, 07:48:37 PM »
I dare you to watch this video at 4 Palmas ...hahahahaha. My buddies were bitting their seats, and not necessarily with their mouths!!... :icon_lol:

 This is also a cool one: Kayaking Santa Elena

Saludos...see you next time, we head out somewhere's.
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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #178 on: November 24, 2016, 09:54:21 PM »

 Basically it reads.....

Mr. Gorbachov tear down this wall!!!...ok, not exactly.

Actually, it should read Michael Chertoff, Department of Homeland Security, while you are busy building fences elsewhere and wielding your waiver authority, please put your waiver authority to good use and waiver away the barriers at the Hallie Stillwell Memorial Bridge (AKA La Linda Bridge) and open up free unfettered access into the region.    Say,  :eusa_think:, before you do that, also waive your magic authority waiver and allow free access to the Big Bend communities of Boquillias, Santa Elena, Lajitas, etc.  Thanks, ShaneA

Of course, what would really open up the bridge would be if someone would reopen the open Flourspar operation and needed it to haul the booty into the US - while providing much needed jobs for the region...

The biggest problem with your idea is Mexico itself. If you want to drive past a border town (actually it's more like 20 miles) into Mexico you have to have a FMM (tourist visa) and a TIP (car permit) which will cost you $70 and that doesn't include the mandatory Mexican Insurance you have to buy on top of that. That would require Mexico building a station to issue these services and they would never do that  for such a remote area.

Basically my point is opening La Linda is pointless since it would be a dead end into Mexico.

If Mexico ever wants a lot of Americans to drive across the border then they seriously need to do away with the car permits. I have no problem with the tourist visas and the insurance, but the car permits are just a revenue generator imho.
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BTW you can actually drive to Santa Elena and Lajitas, as well as Manuel Benavides without any permits. I drove to Manuel Benavides  in February and had no problems.

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Re: La Linda Trip: Aguachile Mine,4 Palms Mine & The Tunnel
« Reply #179 on: November 06, 2018, 03:06:47 PM »
This post inspired me like you wouldn't believe. I can tell you that the 4P Mine is still accessible, but it's condition is certainly not improving.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Khi35CeHrN1S65JH7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/RVnaqjoe6v2iaXnC8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/qScpQLxfRAoCXZqeA




 


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