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Offline randell

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« on: July 10, 2007, 02:23:49 PM »
What is at the top of your list to do in BIBE?  

My Top 5:
1. Hike Pine Canyon
2. Hike Marufo Vega Trail
3. Hike Mesa De Anguila
4. Drive Black Gap Road
5. Hike Chimneys Trail

This is just the tip of the iceburg, of course, but these are things I would like to do on my next few trips.
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

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Offline bdann

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 02:29:17 PM »
1. Hike the Outer Mountain Loop
2. River trip!
3. Hike to the Mariscal Canyon Rim
4. Dog Canyon/Devils Den
5. Get my soon to be wife to go with me!  :lol:
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Offline Casa Grande

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 02:46:59 PM »
1. OML
2. Chimneys
3. Raft Santa Elena
4. Raft Mariscal
5. Marufo Vega
6. Telephone
7. Strawhouse
8. Mariscal Rim
9. Mesa de ?guila
10. Do everything all over again with my son for the first time.

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Offline The Scorpion

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 04:09:11 PM »
these are ones I want to do, but need a lot of training for some.

1. south rim
2. casa Grand (the peak, not the guy who runs this place)
3. black gap road
4. Mariscal  mine
5. Mariscal  canyon

I want to basically live there for 5 to 10  years and explore about every inch of the place, but unfortunately I have bills to pay. so its gonna take me a long time.

James
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Offline Drifter

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 04:40:46 PM »
What a great topic

1.  climb elephant tusk
2.  find a northern pass out of the Sierra de Punta
3.  walk the western parallel route of elephant tusk
4.  rappell off the pour off south of Fresno creek spring #2
5.  retrace the steps of those on this board that have climbed down and
     up Cattail canyon.
If you climb mountains, no explanation is necessary, if you don't , no explanation is possible.

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Offline randell

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 04:46:57 PM »
Quote from: "Drifter"
What a great topic

1.  climb elephant tusk
2.  find a northern pass out of the Sierra de Punta
3.  walk the western parallel route of elephant tusk
4.  rappell off the pour off south of Fresno creek spring #2
5.  retrace the steps of those on this board that have climbed down and
     up Cattail canyon.


Lofty goals, but very fun goals!
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 05:26:05 PM »
1.  South Rim.
2.  Emory Peak.
3.  Apache Canyon.
4.  Pine Canyon.
5.  Drive River Road to Mariscal Mine.


BBH

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 05:50:14 PM »
Randell, you must have the same illness with fever that I have - commonly called withdrawl symptoms from lack of West Texas.

1.  Sunrise/Sunset on the S. Rim
2.  OML
2.  Telephone Canyon
3.  Talley to Sollis
4.  Lower Canyons Wild & Scenic River 10-12 days.

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Offline Undertaker

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 07:37:16 PM »
The park is my favorite thing, veg and enjoy with a cold one or two or three, no phone, no fax, good friends, food, brew and view.  :cool:  :cool:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Offline TheWildWestGuy

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2007, 09:17:26 PM »
OK here's my list - not in priority order:
1- hike into lower Cattail below the great falls that claimed Bryan's life and say a silent prayer in the dark chasm, preferably with a  seasoned guide.   I am way too CS#%t to go it alone.
2- Go back (for the 4th time) to E Tusk and spend more time poking around the drainages to the NW and also in the Fresno Canyon.  Seems like I could spend a couple days there exploring around no problem.
3- Visit places I have identified on Google Earth as having interesting topographic of vegetative anomalies.   Mostly in the Sierra Quemada's.
4- Raft Santa Elena, Mariscal, and Boquillas Canyons.  
5- Visit Red Ass spring and measure the largest Lanceleaf Cottonwood in Texas.
6- Do the OML again but this time spend more time poking around Alum Cave in Blue Creek Canyon and not be in such a hurry to make miles.   Last time I was very impatient and didn't have much time to stop and enjoy the hike.   Sometimes the hike IS the destination and I need to slow down and enjoy it.
7- Strawhouse Canyon and Old Ore Terminal (never been there).
8- I would really like to go to the old Terlingua Mines and meet Blair Pittman and get him to autograph some books and give me a tour of the mines.  I have a lot of free movie/book advice to give him.   Bet he can't wait for more free advice!
9-  I would like to have Laurence Parent lead me on a weeklong hike of his most secret places.  You know he knows them but where/what are they?

That's my short list, my life list would fill up two pages.  My basic problem is that I have found several places/activities that I really enjoy and keep going back to them on every trip.  I try to plan my trips as a mix of old and new so I at least get to cross off a hike or two off my life-list of things to do.   It's slow going but what's the hurry?... TWWG

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Offline Casa Grande

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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2007, 09:56:26 PM »
Quote from: "TheWildWestGuy"
Sometimes the hike IS the destination and I need to slow down and enjoy it.


Very true and very hard to remember while you're on the trail....

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Offline mountaindocdanny

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 08:21:14 PM »
1. Circumnavigation of Mariscal Mtn (the canyons on the SE side look interesting). I'm tossing the idea around of doing it this fall/winter.
2. Explore the northern side drainages of Telephone Canyon
3. Another trip up onto the Mesa de Anguila
4. Exploration of the Sierra Quemadas
5. Canoe the canyons

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007, 09:20:47 PM »
Quote from: "randell"
What is at the top of your list to do in BIBE?  


Go often; stay long. That pretty well covers it.
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Offline Al

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2007, 09:44:16 PM »
Quote from: "presidio"
Quote from: "randell"
What is at the top of your list to do in BIBE?  


Go often; stay long. That pretty well covers it.


Ditto,  presidio beat me to it . . .

Al

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Offline mule ears

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2007, 06:38:48 AM »
1. Walk across the western side of the park- Lajitas, over the Mesa de Anguila, across Chimney's, up Blue Creek to the Basin (this winter)
2. Explore up and around Mariscal Mtn.
3.  Walk across the northwest section of the park Fossil Bone, Grapevine Hills, Paint Gap Hills, Slickrock, Apache Canyon, Tule Springs, Chimneys
4.  Further exploration of the east side of Sierra Quemadas, especially Fresno and ET drainages
5.  Maybe in 2013 do the OML again, 40 years after my first time around it! :shock:

and of course have a few beers on various porches each trip to savor the view even more  :wink:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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