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Need Pre Trip Report Approval March 1st -4th

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Offline cjacob

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Need Pre Trip Report Approval March 1st -4th
« on: January 09, 2007, 01:59:46 PM »
This is the 1st pass.  I got the veto of spending 3 nights in the backcountry with no restrooms.  Little back ground this is my 15th or 16th trip out there, and the others have been 3-4 times, with 1 newbie.

Pre-Trip Planning March 1-4th 2007


Day 1: March 1st
Depart Austin 4am travel to BBNP via I-35 to Hwy 90 to 385 in to the park.
ETA Park Noon to 1pm
Food:    Breakfast: Del Rio (on the road)
   Lunch: Basin (packed)
   Dinner: Basin (packed)
Activities:
   Indian Head area of the park
   Interpretive program if in the Basin

Day 2: March 2nd
Food:    Breakfast: Basin (packed)
   Lunch: After Pine Canyon (packed)
   Dinner: Basin (packed)
Activities:
   Hike Pine Canyon
   Explore Glenn Springs wash just north of the junction w/ black gap
   Explore Mariscal Mine (via Black Gap Road)
   Shower RGV
   Back to camp for dinner
                Interpretive program if in the Basin

Day 3: March 3rd
Food:    Breakfast: Basin (packed)
   Lunch: After St Elena Canyon (packed)
   Dinner: Terlinguia TBD
Activities:
   Explore Castlon
   Explore St Elena Canyon Nature Trail
   Explore Old Maverick road.
   Explore Study Butte, Terlinguia and areas.
   Back to camp for Drinks and mini Star Party

Day 4: March 4th
Food:    Breakfast: Basin (packed)
   Lunch: On the Road or pack depending on group
   Dinner: On the Road

Activities:
   Open depending on group

Depart Big Bend noon I prefer to head back via 90 but might return via I-10 itís a group choice at that point.

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Offline bdann

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Need Pre Trip Report Approval March 1st -4th
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 02:35:50 PM »
sounds like a good trip so far...

my brother and I should be in the park sometime Feb 27th thru March 3rd or 4th, maybe we'll see ya there.   We're heading to GUMO Sunday Feb 25th, should make it down to Big Bend by Tuesday afternoon.  Haven't really gotten our plans nailed down yet, we'll probably backpack two or three nights, then just spend the rest of the time at a roadside backcountry site and day hike.

before GUMO, we're going to Vegas.  8)
WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline okiehiker

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Looks good...
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 02:45:24 PM »
When you are over in the Santa Elena/Old Maverick Road area the hike over to Bruja Canyon is quite easy (from Terlingua Abaja) and an absolutely amazing ending where the slot comes out to the desert.  Those who enjoy a little scrambling can make their way up to one of the largest tinajas in the park.  

Have a great time!
Funny... I have a story about that...

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SHANEA

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 02:52:41 PM »
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You will need to carry this with you at all times while in the park in case you are accosted by any Jr. Park Rangers. :P   Any deviations in the plan are automatically approved.  

My buddy BigBendHiker will be able to give you some outstanding suggestions on where to eat when in the Del Rio area.

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Offline cjacob

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 03:13:54 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
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You will need to carry this with you at all times while in the park in case you are accosted by any Jr. Park Rangers. :P   Any deviations in the plan are automatically approved.  

My buddy BigBendHiker will be able to give you some outstanding suggestions on where to eat when in the Del Rio area.


I grew up in Del Rio.  I think I will be ok.

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SHANEA

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 03:21:32 PM »
Quote from: "cjacob"
I grew up in Del Rio.  I think I will be ok.


Military?

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BigBendHiker

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 03:53:17 PM »
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I grew up in Del Rio.  I think I will be ok.


Cool!  I would think it would have been a nice place to have grown up at.  Got a good friend whose son is stationed at Laughlin AFB.  Every time he heads out there to visit his son I tell him I am jealous.  Whenever you get close to the trans-Pecos, that is the promised land in my book.

We spend the night in Acuna at the Best Western when outbound and have our requisite dinner at Ma Crosby's, of course.

Sounds like you have a great trip planned.  Looking forward to the pictures and trip report.


BBH

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Offline cjacob

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 06:38:57 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "cjacob"
I grew up in Del Rio.  I think I will be ok.


Military?


My father had Maquiliadoras while we grew up.  He has since moved on.  Sold the house I grew up in, I miss the view of the mountians from that poarch.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007, 06:41:47 PM »
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Quote from: "cjacob"
I grew up in Del Rio.  I think I will be ok.


Cool!  I would think it would have been a nice place to have grown up at.  Got a good friend whose son is stationed at Laughlin AFB.  Every time he heads out there to visit his son I tell him I am jealous.  Whenever you get close to the trans-Pecos, that is the promised land in my book.

We spend the night in Acuna at the Best Western when outbound and have our requisite dinner at Ma Crosby's, of course.

Sounds like you have a great trip planned.  Looking forward to the pictures and trip report.


BBH


It was I have been up and down the Devils river, Pecos river.  I went to school with a lot of large land owners and been to many cool places in that whole area.

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Offline cjacob

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2007, 08:02:41 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
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You will need to carry this with you at all times while in the park in case you are accosted by any Jr. Park Rangers. :P   Any deviations in the plan are automatically approved.  

My buddy BigBendHiker will be able to give you some outstanding suggestions on where to eat when in the Del Rio area.


Is that about a 4 mile cross country hike?

 


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