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La Linda,from the Mexico side

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Offline homerboy2u

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« on: March 21, 2006, 08:20:35 PM »
Well this is a long overdue trip report, that i wanted to share with all the brotherhood of the Big Bend. This is to me something very important  to do , beacuse the more we know the more eager we are to go to these places and see the spiritual areas  the Big Bend has to offers us.

  We can get to see a side of the Big Bend that very little people know, or had the chance to visit for themselves. We get this fantastic opportunity to know of the people who lived in the area before us and the great effort, that fantastic endeavour they once took upon them selves to make a living,to promote the area,to sustain a relationship,and most important: to continue something that has been going on, for literally thousands of years. To commute between (2) contries all the people who live on both sides of the border of the Big Bend.

  This experience, this trip was done on July 2004. I didn't get to go to this trip, because i wasn't a member of my club, and at that time,we were taking baby steps to make what we are right now.

  Long have been the days,and hard our experiences to mold our members,our club in what we have become: True Nature Lovers of the Mountains. I want to take this oppoprtunity to show you what lies across the border , in Mexico and for you all to see all the beauty there is as well for you to visit.

  I still can't thank you enough,David Locke for giving me this opportunity to share our version of the Big Bend.

Homero
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2006, 10:28:46 PM »
Well our trip started with a group round up in Cd.Acu?a,Mexico . Many came to the invitation,but at the same time getting together in Acu?a was a mixed blessing because all the early leaving,and the preschedule trip went out the window , because there was a lot of distractions there.So they tell me.
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2006, 10:42:08 PM »


 Once on our way ,we made the first tech stop jut outside of Acu?a on our way to Santa Eulalia. Where Ol' Bill Myers has his inmense ranch. Our group was long in the trail,close to 23 vehicles long. But they were very eager to get the show on the road.!!!!!
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2006, 10:43:49 PM »
AS you can see the group did one last roundup on the outskirts of Cd.Acu?a,ready to check equipment...lock & loaded.
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Offline TheWildWestGuy

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 06:18:36 AM »
Is your group just for Jeep Owners?  Looks like only Jeep's in the photo's?  Could be an old International Harvester (cornbinder) in one of those shots.  IH used to make pickup's and light trucks but I don't think they have made any since the 1980's... TWWG

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Offline homerboy2u

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 08:26:27 PM »
Quote from: "TheWildWestGuy"
Is your group just for Jeep Owners?  Looks like only Jeep's in the photo's?  Could be an old International Harvester (cornbinder) in one of those shots.  IH used to make pickup's and light trucks but I don't think they have made any since the 1980's... TWWG


 Hey TWWG, no. Eventhough you see a lot of jeeps, i for one have a F-350 Diesel,I plan to buy a 1980 IH Scout diesel because when your tackling the trails the most mechanical your vehicle is the better your off vs a malfunction Chip or a broken sensor, you name it. You have one great trail vehicle, if i may say so.

  And BTW,those pictures are from 2001,since then almost everybody has change vehicles to Jeep Cherokees,Ford's Chevy S-10, more spacious than the Jeeps.

  And yes, on the second photo's  right lane, the yellow vehicle is an IH Scout...Good Eye,man!!!!!!!!
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 08:45:53 PM »
Once we got away from the city, we ventured towards Sta.Eulalia's ejido,then we went on to the crossroads where my team got lost. They had to backstep a little bit to get the right turn. We,at the time,had no GPS's or communication radios what so ever.All was done by luck of the draw and asking fellow ejidatarios for some directions.

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2006, 09:14:49 PM »


 Following the path of the dirt road that lay ahead,the team was off to the Valley of the Mule Deer. Little they knew what lie before them once they cross that big peak on the road. Mina 4 Palmas.
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2006, 10:01:26 PM »


 The long trail was Dusty & Musty, the road was littered with very fine dirt that manage to sip in the vehicle's cabin. You can imagine how shaked & baked the group ended.

  Here, my friend Raymundo was showing how the dirt manage to get in to one's very own BVD's.
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2006, 10:08:10 PM »
Little did we know that we were entering a mining sight as big as a meteriote crater. Mina 4 palmas,was mined by Dupont until the early 90's when they figured they could get Flourite at  a much cheaper price from China, than La Linda.

 The mining Site is aproximately 25 km's from the bridge.
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2006, 10:12:34 PM »
The Mine Shaft was big and circular.They were admiring all the engineering involved in making this snail type mine all the way in. The cutting of the road,the making of the tunnels,criscrossing left & right to the bottom...It was DEEP,alright.
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2006, 10:18:23 PM »


 Entering the tunnel's you could get a sense of awe just imagining what went on there, the inmense set of operations going at the time,how many people were involved in this endeavour,you name it.

  Let me tell you The La Linda bridge, eventhough it is a one lane bridge,it must had had some traffic going back and forth from the mine to the processor and all those involved in the area what must have they been thinking when they were working in the area.Were they as struck with the beauty around them ?, or was it some more landscape background for them to live with ?.
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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2006, 10:25:42 PM »


 One can only imagine all the traffic of those big rigs , coming and going to a from the Bridge and the mining operations sight.



 You can get a good idea of the size of that shaft, by looking at that blue jeep.

 Just by seeing those 2 vehicles..it's inmense,i can not still imagine how big this was.
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Offline homerboy2u

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2006, 09:18:52 PM »
By seeing this mine crater..shaft..what ever. The group could determine that Dupont had operated for a good long while and the thriving economies were at an all time high for the area.

 This was a big project until it turn out out to be  cheaper to bring the Flourite mineral from China than continue mining it from 4 Palmas.
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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2006, 09:26:34 PM »
Awesome story and pics, Homero, keep it coming!  :D Those last 2 pics look like something out of an Indiana Jones movie! 8)

 


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