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El Coahuilon: The Colorado version in Mexico !!!..what else?

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Offline Bluetex

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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2006, 08:54:39 AM »
Okay...... its been at least 8 hours since your last post homero......we are waiting :D  I didn't know there was a ski resort in northern Mexico, pretty neat. From pics on their web site it looks like they use an artificial surface to ski on most of the time, interesting.
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2006, 09:19:01 AM »
Homero! buddy! you've got my mouth watering!!!   oh man, i can't wait.....but I have too :(   =P~

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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2006, 11:07:20 AM »
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I didn't know there was a ski resort in northern Mexico,


Nor did I.  Learned something new.  Funny I've never heard of that resort.  I usually keep up on stuff like that.  Interesting golf course...
9-hole par 68 course.

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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2006, 10:55:33 PM »
Yeap buddies...I know it's kind of odd...having a ski resort in Mexico, but let's take in mind that it is situated on the very edge of one of the most beautiful mountain sides in Mexico...right on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert.

   The Golf course, Jack Nicholas sanctioned, i believe, the greens seem to be quite nice, it has a jet strip , those pine like celular antenas, some cabins that are really top notch, and that slope ...your right Texan4life, it is artificially fed...I saw the sprinklers hard at it.

  You guys even have Casa Grande on the fix mode here...anyway: lets go on with the trip report...enjoy.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2006, 11:20:53 PM »
Well we had recharged our batteries, peed, had a quick bite,pictures recorded, we were ready to tackle what was up infront of us.... time to go...UP


  The winding road started to snake on us, going one way the next turn going to other way...always sneaking on us showing us on each turn some spectacular scenary . We always maintained our distances to safeguard the vehicles from each other, to keep the dust where it belong...on the ground and try to not shake and bake our rigs.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2006, 11:30:05 PM »
The narrow road started to show , easily but steady with every turn, how high we were getting our selves in, No cutting corners here ...at all. The edge was in our faces, the adrenaline rush was high, really high.


  One look to your left side, and it was a 400 meter drop, on a 20 degrees angle...straight down...Man just remembering, I start to shiver again.WOW !!
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2006, 11:31:55 PM »
Where's the GOAT?

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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2006, 12:18:09 AM »
Switchbacks left and right ..always going up up...and away :!:  :!: The vegetation was changing ...right in front of us turning more and more in to a mountain landscape...and less and less in to a desert.

 Then the CB crackled: "Vehicle in counterway, coming down...will notify it that there is a long line of vehicles coming its way"....." Will recommend to pull to the side , so we can come across"...yelled the trail coordinator.
 
  We came across a Chevy Suburban, and on the door it read: MESA DEL OSO...WE were the sweaper vehicle, meaning that we were the last vehicle on the trip , pushing those who were getting left behind because they were snaping pictures like crazy...cant blame them . So were we... :?

 When  we told the guy, "Last Vehicle..you can go on now", he yelled at us: ..."At least visit Mesa del Oso.com

 I inmediately jotted down the webpage and went on.   We were reaching  the top side of the hill when we were just coming over this great ridge,  there it was:  these awsome Hansel & Grethel type cabin, located deep inside a mountain valley..very high up. The GPS was reading 2,250 meters above sea level.

 Check out there video, with sound and the photo gallery.

Google coordinates:   2516'25.73"N 10013'43.00"W

Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2006, 12:54:49 AM »
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Where's the GOAT?


 Goat was changed for a Burro...I'll show you how.

 We were getting tired and wanted to set camp as soon as possible.
 It was 4 pm, there was stiil Ejido La Cebolla to go up and check it out:

Google coordinates:    2514'36.67"N 10012'12.89"W

 There was also Ejido Las Trancas to visit.

Google coordinates:   2512'49.54"N  10013'21.78"W

 But we did the math, there was No way we would go up and come back, make camp before 6 pm..make some grub and turn in...No way.

 So Jesus Berlanga strongly recommended to head for Casillas Nuevo Leon and set up camp.

Google coordinates: 2511'50.99"N 10012'54.38"W

 We made camp, had our dinner talked some more then went to sleep...we were exhausted, too much processing in our brains for the day. Desperately needed to catch some ZZZ's..and so do I, right now.

  More tomorrow........... ....Psst:   But there was a river, right in the middle of the Mountains with crystal clear water coming God knows from where. ... good night you all, will pick up tomorrow.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2006, 11:59:30 AM »
That's one amazing trip, Homero.  I've got to get to that area someday.
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2006, 09:34:48 AM »
Good stuff Homero!! Keep it coming :D
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2006, 09:53:37 AM »
I really enjoyed the pictures and using your coordinates looking at the area with Google Earth.  Thanks, and be sure to tell your fellow 4wheelers we in the states are green  :lol: with envy.

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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2006, 09:55:17 AM »
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This looks suspiciously like Huasteca Canyon or, more properly, Ca?on de la Huasteca. Perhaps you were just a little south of there???
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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2006, 10:16:59 AM »
WOW, Homero, what a trip!  I don't even know what to say, except, more more and I WANNA GO!   :D

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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2006, 03:46:38 PM »
Texan4life & Randell....I can Not say it enough, so many times over this has been the best trail ride and trip so far. There are club members who have detailed waypoints should you ever want to pursuit this in your lifes...hope you can invite me though: :oops:

 WL2 & Casa Grande...Before i went on this ride, i was thinking what best way i could  find to share, in the most complete way, where i was going on my trips. The only solution , because uploading a video would be time consuming and short on duration  would have to be thru Google Earth's Program. I really hope you can keep enjoying it.

 Now Presidio, why it doesn't strike me as a surprise that you might have been there before :?: . I for one , would like to hear your experience and pictures. Please feel free to upload them here.

  When you mentioned that it was suspiciously close to  El Ca?on de La Huasteca, you were not that far from the actual place. These are some great pictures of La Huasteca.

  Everybody, if you want more information on these places there is also a fantastic place called Parque de Matacanes , where you will find one of the best places to rappel in Northern Mexico. I know there are tourist from all over the world who go to Matacanes for some out of this world  wet adrenaline rush. Check both webpages out.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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