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First -- the "northern route" to Boquillas del Carmen coming from Cd. Acuna -- am I correct in thinking the pavement ends at Santa Eulalia? Is it possible to take this route through to Boquillas and/or La Linda *without* cutting through the MDC protected area (El Jardin)? For example, can you go from Morelos south to Melon (and meet up with the "southerly" route from there)? Or, can you go north from Morelos all the way to La Linda without locked gates, etc? How challenging are the roads here?
On the "southerly route" heading west from Muzquiz, does pavement truly extend all the way to La Cuesta de Malena? My maps show this is some 260km from Muzquiz, and about 80km from Boquillas. (One of the trip reports on here stated the opposite). Again, beyond this point are we talking jeep trails, or just crappy, bumpy, rocky roads?
I drive an AWD vehicle with about 9-10" clearance ... not exactly a jeep, but I've readily taken it through some fairly rough and remote backroads like Pinto Canyon Road between Marfa and Ruidosa, Indian Hot Springs Road and Quitman Canyon Road in Hudspeth County (TX), Chispa Road between Van Horn and... well, nowhere, some of the backroads in BBNP, a remote mining road in northern Chihuahua, and logging roads on Vancouver Island, BC. Not sure if that earns me any "cred" or not!
Also, has anyone on here traveled elsewhere west of Highway 29, like along the Rio San Rodrigo (I think Rancho Tio Tacho is along this route), or near El Oregano west of San Carlos?
One of my interests in this area are the huge, beautiful thunderstorms that develop over the "foothills" between the Sierras and the Highway 29 corridor. homerboy2u can probably attest this this, as often these storms roll east towards Acuna and Piedras Negras.
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