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La Linda,from the Mexico side

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2006, 11:28:35 PM »
Totally agree with you Muse. Hey!!...what if instead of trying to find "Benchmarks"  , this side of the border i would take you to see some graves of pioneers...from England, dating back to 1918 :?:  :?:  :?:


Check the names and date,please.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2006, 11:42:06 PM »
And to top it off, I could take you to a cave wher the view spectacular. That's my Ford F-350 4x4 , over those cactus.

And show you evidence of human existence of at least 8-10,000 years ago  :!:  :!:


Naaahhhh...would you really believe me :?  :?:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2006, 11:48:55 PM »
Nice icing on the cake Shane :P ...thanks for your contribution,man.

 ........and when coming over, a good 4x4 vehicle is required

 That's me again with my brothewr in law.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2006, 12:01:39 AM »
So if you ask me...how do I get there :?: ..how do I hook up with you to go to these spectacular places, very very near the Big Bend area :?:  Simple...just follow this dirt road, aaaaalll the way up to the end, next to that small hill,past those mountains and you'll be there in no time,straight to La Linda bridge.


  So what do you say: Shane,Chisos Muse,David L,Bill H,TWWG,BBH,RichardM,Roy,Lemming,Godd Ol' Bobcat & Joe,Bdann...everybody: Would you be up to meeting there , on the bridge at La Linda ,so I can take you to these fantastic places, for an experience of a lifetime :?:  :?:  :?: ...Just Let me know.

Regards to you all.... :o
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2006, 02:28:05 PM »
Thank you again, Homero, for your fantastic pics and commentary on your adventures.....yes I would love to journey to your beautiful country sometime, to share in it's wonders along with you and good friends....remember .....we're still young! 8)

Now, all I have to do is get started on my move to South Brewster County...so I can start building that home with the very large veranda....for all of my friends to come sit, eat, drink, laugh......and watch the sunsets!!!! =D>

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Something for You to Investigate.
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2006, 01:58:52 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Homerboy2u2 - got something for you maybe to investigate next time you are down at La Linda.  Found these on a USGS Topographical Map several years ago, but have never been down that part of the river to see what is there.  There is something listed as "industrial zone abandoned".  There appears to be a road up to it, but unfortunatley the USGS topo does not "extend" far enough to see where it goes to.  There also appears to be a trail of some sort.


 SHaneA: The cordinates, your giving me are a good 3?Topo-minutes away from the industrial site. According to us these are the correct coordinates:

29 27' 07.87"N   102 49' 05.80"W

  Run?em on Google,see what it comes up !!! :)
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Offline bdann

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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2006, 04:10:38 PM »
Whatever it is, it's big:

WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline brian67761

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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2006, 11:08:02 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Found these on a USGS Topographical Map several years ago, but have never been down that part of the river to see what is there.  There is something listed as "industrial zone abandoned".


The USGS 1:100000 topo map does show a route from this industrial zone to La Linda, but it's a very long route.

http://mapserver.maptech.com/bp/mapserver/index.cfm?lat=29.508&lon=-102.806&scale=100000&zoom=100&type=1&icon=0&CFID=3742449&CFTOKEN=98945945&scriptfile=http://mapserver.maptech.com/bp/mapserver/index.cfm&latlontype=DMS

And judging by the satellite view there's not much to see there.



By the way, according to Earthsearch.net, the coordinates of the Cuatro Palmas Mine are 29.2833333 N 102.5666667 W.  Here is a satellite view of that location.


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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2006, 10:53:29 PM »
Quote from: "brian67761"
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Found these on a USGS Topographical Map several years ago, but have never been down that part of the river to see what is there.  There is something listed as "industrial zone abandoned".


The USGS 1:100000 topo map does show a route from this industrial zone to La Linda, but it's a very long route.

http://mapserver.maptech.com/bp/mapserver/index.cfm?lat=29.508&lon=-102.806&scale=100000&zoom=100&type=1&icon=0&CFID=3742449&CFTOKEN=98945945&scriptfile=http://mapserver.maptech.com/bp/mapserver/index.cfm&latlontype=DMS

And judging by the satellite view there's not much to see there.



By the way, according to Earthsearch.net, the coordinates of the Cuatro Palmas Mine are 29.2833333 N 102.5666667 W.  Here is a satellite view of that location.



You sure were helpful man, thanks. This will serve us ,when we return to the area again...in about 2 or 3 weeks.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline Bobcat

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2006, 05:24:58 PM »
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
So if you ask me...how do I get there :?: ..how do I hook up with you to go to these spectacular places, very very near the Big Bend area :?:  Simple...just follow this dirt road, aaaaalll the way up to the end, next to that small hill,past those mountains and you'll be there in no time,straight to La Linda bridge.


  So what do you say: Shane,Chisos Muse,David L,Bill H,TWWG,BBH,RichardM,Roy,Lemming,Godd Ol' Bobcat & Joe,Bdann...everybody: Would you be up to meeting there , on the bridge at La Linda ,so I can take you to these fantastic places, for an experience of a lifetime :?:  :?:  :?: ...Just Let me know.

Regards to you all.... :o


I'm a little late on this response, Homer, but, sure; sometime in the future  we'll all meet at the Bridge :)
Location Location Location

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BigBendHiker

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2006, 05:54:50 PM »
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
So what do you say: Shane,Chisos Muse,David L,Bill H,TWWG,BBH,RichardM,Roy,Lemming,Godd Ol' Bobcat & Joe,Bdann...everybody: Would you be up to meeting there , on the bridge at La Linda ,so I can take you to these fantastic places, for an experience of a lifetime :?:  :?:  :?: ...Just Let me know.

Regards to you all.... :o


Hi Homero....great pics...and  sorry it took so long to respond to this one...but, would love to have that chance to go there!

It indeed would be the chance of a lifetime!:D


BBH

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Offline topes

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2006, 10:35:00 AM »
I've done Del Rio to Presidio twice on dual sport motorcycles.   It's some wonderful country.    I've also done two Presidio to Ft. Hancock runs along the Mexican side of the border.  

http://baltopilas.smugmug.com/gallery/129888

http://baltopilas.smugmug.com/gallery/107387

http://baltopilas.smugmug.com/gallery/456075

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Offline Buck

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2006, 08:34:03 AM »
Quote from: "bdann"
Whatever it is, it's big


I believe that is Du Pont's old fluorospar mine facility.  My Father-in-law used to fly guys in there from Del Rio on a regular basis.  I have several outstanding mineral specimens from it.  For a long time there was a fenced off area just south of Marathon on the east side of the road where Uncle Sam kept underground stockpiles of the stuff brought up from that mine.  I guess it ceased to be of national importance because the fence was removed several years ago and, of course, the bridge is no longer in use.
"Hey, how 'bout a Fandango..?"

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #58 on: October 16, 2006, 08:56:42 AM »
Quote from: "Buck Nekkid"
Quote from: "bdann"
Whatever it is, it's big


I believe that is Du Pont's old fluorospar mine facility.  My Father-in-law used to fly guys in there from Del Rio on a regular basis.  I have several outstanding mineral specimens from it.  For a long time there was a fenced off area just south of Marathon on the east side of the road where Uncle Sam kept underground stockpiles of the stuff brought up from that mine.  I guess it ceased to be of national importance because the fence was removed several years ago and, of course, the bridge is no longer in use.


 You should post those pics of the specimens...haven?t heard that much stories of the site, you know.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline homerboy2u

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La Linda,from the Mexico side
« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2006, 03:07:17 PM »
Quote from: "topes"
I've done Del Rio to Presidio twice on dual sport motorcycles.   It's some wonderful country.    I've also done two Presidio to Ft. Hancock runs along the Mexican side of the border.  

http://baltopilas.smugmug.com/gallery/129888

http://baltopilas.smugmug.com/gallery/107387

http://baltopilas.smugmug.com/gallery/456075


 Hey Topes...i watch your pics over the weekend. Their good, alright.

 That trek must hav been awsome, huh?...the trip was tough with the gravel road and all, but for your information their building a 4 lane road from Muzquiz to Presidio. Prettty soon , what you did on gravel will be covered in sphalt. Glad you did it on time.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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