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I don't really have a plan this trip.....just gonna take it as it comes....however, i would like some input as to what view you think is missing from VBB....any suggestions??Keep in mind, i won't be in my jeep and there will be no long back packing treks on this trip
Persimmon Gapall great ideas....actually, Persimmon Gap has been on the top of my list for a long time, i just never seem to get around to it. Trying to find a good vantage point from there is challenging.
I don't have Parents book with me right now but last trip we did the Persimmon Gap hike that starts on the East Side and a little North of the Ranger station. It's a pretty easy hike once you get passed an inital scramble up about .5 mile in. There are some great vista shots in the valley of the area with all kinds of interesting rocks, etc. If you continue on to the "end" you can get some great panoramics of the road/mailbox intersection and the vistas into Mexico and BGWMA. If I recall correctly, Parents book talks about how this is one of the major geologic areas of the entire BIBE complex and there are a lot of arguments amongst geologists about what it all means. Maybe Viper can do his PhD disertation on this area. :idea:
It started out going up a dry wash and dead-ended in a dry waterfall. I wasn't able to find a "trail" past it and we were running out of daylight.
David, I will be driving my black cherokee lic mo5 twd . I will look for you at La Kiva on Sat. If you see me on the road stop by for a tekilla and sprite. Refreshing with a kick. Tom
Quote from: "RichardM"It started out going up a dry wash and dead-ended in a dry waterfall. I wasn't able to find a "trail" past it and we were running out of daylight.We just climbed up straight over the water fall going up and then circumnavigated over on the "North" side of it coming down. North side would be the right side when you are coming back down/out. If it's the waterfall I'm thinking about. If I recall correctly, there were two pour off type of places and we were able to get past them. Once you get past them, it is a piece of pie. There is a "sheep" trail of sorts running along the mountain and if you follow it far enough it will take you to the "otherside of the park" and you can easily see the mailbox intersection outside the park boundry at 385 and 2627. (good thing I have a map on the wall @ work) :lol:
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