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15 Days in Big Bend Country

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Offline McTraveler

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15 Days in Big Bend Country
« on: March 14, 2010, 07:31:48 PM »
Final Plans for trip starting end of March - per previous post/feedback the McTravelers now have new tires on board! - all thoughts and ideas on trip welcome - this site has been such a planning help, you guys are awesome!!!!
Day 1 - Late afternoon Dallas departure - stopping to eat @ the famous Perini Ranch Steahhouse in Buffalo Gap - overnight at San Angelo or Fort Stockton
Day 2 - On to explore/lunch in Marathon - then on to BBNP, late afternoon hike if time - actually got a Roosevelt Cottage due to a cancellation!!!
Day 3 - Hike Lost Mine and Grapevine Hills - over to Terlingua for dinner at Starlight and overnight at La Posada Milagro
Day 4 - Breakfast at Kathy Kosmic - Desert Sports morning departure for 2 night/3 day rafting in Boquillas Canyon              Day 5 - Rafting and overnight River camping
Day 6 - Late afternoon return from Rafting -quick trip to PJ to get BBNP remote roadside campsites(this will be a Wed so hoping to have options) - night @ BBNP Case Grande
Day 7 - Morning departure for 3 night/4 day roadside camping and hiking (campsites we have on our "would love to have" list are Fresno, Paint Gap 4, La Noria #2, Pine Canyon #4)
Day 8 and 9 -roadside camping/hiking/exploring - interested in hiking Santa Elena Canyon, Ernst Tinaja, Buro Mesa Top, Persimmon Gap Draw, etc...
Day 10 - Leave BBNP and travel River Road (stopping to explore Barton Warnock, Closed Canyon, Fort Leaton, ect...) to BBRSP. Overnight and dinner at Saucedo Big House.
Day 11 - Morning departure for drive to Guale #2 campsite - reserved night Guale #2  Day 12 - Spend day reveling in the remoteness and quite, hike and explore - @ Guale #2
Day 13 - Morning departure from BBRSP - Lunch in Presidio - cont W on River Road to Ruidosa - head to Chitina Hot Springs on H2810/Pinto Canyon - Soaking/Overnight at Chitina
Day 14 - Up H2810 to Marfa to explore - Luz de Estrella Winery - late lunch at Edelweiss Brewhouse & explore Alpine - on to Fort Davis - night @ Indian Lodge @ Davis Mts SP
Day 15 - Drive Davis Mts. Loop -  Fort Davis NP, Madera Canyon Hike, dinner @ Limpia Hotel - McDonald Obs. special viewing 35" Telescope - night Indian Lodge - home on Day 16

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Re: 15 Days in Big Bend Country
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 07:34:54 PM »
Sounds like a top shelf trip to me.  Be sure to post a trip report and pictures.



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Offline elhombre

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Re: 15 Days in Big Bend Country
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 09:53:20 PM »
I would suggest using those nice new tires to get out ot the Mariscal mine.  Always a great place to kill an afternoon.
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Re: 15 Days in Big Bend Country
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 09:58:51 PM »
Sounds like an awesome trip itinerary.  You'll be covering a lot of ground in those 15 days, for sure!

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Re: 15 Days in Big Bend Country
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 10:11:44 PM »
I'd build a little more slack into the schedule but then I like to take naps!

There is now PC 5 which is the one I'd shoot for.

Al

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Re: 15 Days in Big Bend Country
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 11:40:04 PM »
I'd build a little more slack into the schedule but then I like to take naps!

There is now PC 5 which is the one I'd shoot for.

Al

i'm with Al.  day 14 looks especially long.   and at the end of the trip.  but that's just me.  sounds like you are hitting all the highlights. have a great time.
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Re: 15 Days in Big Bend Country
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 05:16:06 PM »
Sounds like a great trip!  My only suggestion is that either on your way into the State Park or on your way out, stop and hike to Ojito Adentro.  This is a major spring with a very nice surprise if you persevere to the very end of it.  The trailhead is marked and is right on the main road to/from Sauceda, about 3 or 4 miles west of Sauceda (it's also west of the Guale turnoff).  The hike itself is easy (albeit with some moderate boulder scrambling near the far end) and about 1 to 1.5 miles long, one way.
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