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Christmas Mountains Hiking Question

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Christmas Mountains Hiking Question
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:47:36 PM »
Hopefully this forum is the correct one for this question.
I have hiked about 240 miles in BBNP and BBRSP. Looking for some alternatives for my next trip to the Big Bend area. I am considering the Christmas Mountains area. I have read the Terlingua Ranch website.
Are there any established trails in the area or is it mostly bushwhacking? I am looking for other areas/trails to hike and backpack.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I really love the Big Bend country. It's one of those places I enjoy returning to.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Christmas Mountains Hiking Question
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 04:29:49 PM »
trtlrock linked my trip report above and if you've got any specific questions about it, ask away or pm me.  I would say with the drought/freeze of 2011 lechuguilla will probably not be as dense now. 
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Re: Christmas Mountains Hiking Question
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 07:19:05 AM »
trtlrock linked my trip report above and if you've got any specific questions about it, ask away or pm me.  I would say with the drought/freeze of 2011 lechuguilla will probably not be as dense now.

Our land is on the north side of the Christmas Mtn's. You are right, almost all of the lechuguilla is dead. I know a lot of people cuss the lechuguilla, but it's really a shame to see so much of it dead.


 


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