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You know, this is the kind of trip that needs to be made into a lecture or book to show around. Wish you could come up to visit sleepy Marathon, tell about your fabulous trip at the library meeting here, maybe?Yes there is a sandy good beach at La Linda on the US side, a good cool green place to sit and think. Also a cut in the back downstream from the bridge, where, according to the local kids, even a Peterbilt and trailer can illegaly come across the river when the water's low.So many people in the USA would love to see your pictures and hear about your adventure.Also people in Mexico DF would like to see it...it might change their impression of the border states...I like it that you mention the history of the ranches and the mining towns, I would like to hear more of that.Here in Marathon are the big bins by the railroad where the flourite from La Linda was loaded. I have been told that in the old days, a hitch of twelve mules took five days to big one of the ore wagons, fifteen tons, maybe, up here to the railroad. Three days to get back empty.There were big pens with hundreds of mules and houses for the vaqueros and teamsters. More history talk please!Thank you very much for this amazing report.I hope you know that in a small way, you have become an "ambassador".
The most important matter here is that i strive to let people see that we are not that far away from each other, and in certain communities have ties that are more closer to folks in the U.S. than in here, Mexico, such as Boquillas del Carmen, San Vicente and Ejido Muzquiz .And i don't consider myself an ambassador..that is a heavy word to carry, but more like a foreign contributor to the Big Bend Chat.
Do you have the coordinates of El Melon and El Tunel. I would like to look them up on Google Earth.
I want to go!Tell me when next time.retired miner.
Homero, muchas gracias for the report. Never before have I enjoyed forums or chats until I joined BBC, (which was quite recent); but, I have since read some of the reports here and the chat forums and have found a home. I am very glad you had a wonderful trip and thanks to your story, we did too. I have been on the US side of the La Linda bridge and wondered why it was closed. I had never before seen the 'other side' of El Pico, I'm glad you posted those pics. Maybe one day, I can see it in person. Many thanks to you for sharing and many thanks to everyone for being part of a group that I look forward to sharing stories with.
I don't know if Andy Kurie is still at La Linda,
Autoridades de M?xico y Estados Unidos, se reunir?n el martes 27 de noviembre en la ciudad de Alpine, Texas, para tratar el tema de la reapertura del cruce internacional del Mineral de La Linda, que tiene m?s de 12 a?os cerrado al paso de cualquier unidad.El director de Fomento Tur?stico Municipal H?ctor Arocha G?mez, dijo que autoridades de los Estados Unidos han mostrado inter?s por entablar pl?ticas con sus hom?logos mexicanos y alcanzar acuerdos en beneficio de ambos lados de la frontera.Dijo que 12 a?os atr?s se tom? la determinaci?n por las autoridades de ambos pa?ses de cerrar el paso, debido a la dificultad que se ten?a para mantener una buena vigilancia al paso de contrabando y la inseguridad que se viv?a en el sitio, pero hoy existen proyectos importantes para el impulso del ecoturismo.Para esta reuni?n tambi?n fueron convocados los representantes de la Secretar?a de Turismo en Coahuila y la Secretar?a del Medio Ambiente Recursos Naturales del Estado, para que estos conozcan dichos proyectos que se tienen y apoyen los trabajos que se pretenden hacer.Luego de la reuni?n, se programar? una visita el puente de La Linda, del que se conoce que su estado f?sico es favorable para su reapertura, “sabemos que s?lo fueron construidos dos muros de un metro de alto para evitar el paso de las unidades y s?lo se tendr?an que hacer unos estudios sobre la estructura”, detall?.Explic? que es importante el hecho de que se considere este proyecto y que se enfoque principalmente al impulso del turismo de la regi?n, aprovechando los espacios y ?reas que se tienen en este sitio.Inform? que se deber? de pedir el apoyo de las autoridades federales para la vigilancia del lugar, como es el caso del Ej?rcito Mexicano y Aduana.
Looks as though Al....here some PICTURES from the latest meeting in Alpine with US and Mexican Authorities. Still no date for next year, but loos as though they couls reopen it in 2008. There are plans , when they re open it to take down friends from other 4x4 clubs in other cities to vist the mines and go to the re opening ceremony , it could be a very interesting tour....who wants to tag along?. Scroll down to the very end to see them.
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