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You Know Your Departure Is Close...

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Offline SA Bill

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You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:06:00 PM »
...when you can see the first day of the trip on the 10 day weather forecast! Weather looks good so far!

I'll be in Davis Mountains a week from this Friday to attend the Big Bend Balloon Bash for a couple of days starting Saturday the 4th. I'll be staying in Davis Mountains State Park for a few nights before going up to GUMO for a few more days. Hopefully I'll be climbing Guadalupe Peak on my 55th birthday! :crossedfingers:

Time to get in the last miles of training before I go...and start packing!
   Bill
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Offline SA Bill

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Re: You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 09:14:56 PM »

While you are conquering Guadalupe Peak I will be conquering Gold Hill in NM. The elevation gain is about the same, good luck SA Bill!
Quicksilver

Good hiking on your trip too QS! We'll compare notes, and pics for Homero, after we get back to the board.
  Bill
 
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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 09:44:28 PM »
Vaya con Dios, diviertase mucho y que le vaya bien. Fotos,cuando regrese.

Homerboy2u
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline Al

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Re: You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 12:56:12 AM »
Vaya con Dios, diviertase mucho y que le vaya bien. Fotos,cuando regrese.

Homerboy2u

Helpen usen verstayastand.  Fur de many gringos whu r ignurnt. Vot da heck! Homero ist du versaying in da English:

"Go with God , have fun a lot and do well. Photos, when you return."*

Al

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Offline SA Bill

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Re: You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 05:46:55 AM »
Thanks Homero....and Al!!
   Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 07:09:46 AM »
Bill - I hope you have a great trip and are blessed with good weather.  At some point, just blind luck should bless you with perfect weather!  Are you camping at GUMO up in the bowl?  One thing I had problems with up there was bugs.  Might want to bring some bug spray if you are going to be someplace out of the wind.  The wind usually kept the bugs away while I was at Pine Springs and Dog Canyon.

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 08:24:37 AM »
Mas o menos, yes..... :icon_biggrin:

 Acuerdate Bill: Tu no cargas lo que llevas en tu vehiculo, asi es que no te retengas en llevar cosas que te den comfort, solo preguntale a Al......... :icon_wink:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline Homer67

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Re: You Know Your Departure Is Close...
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 11:27:10 AM »
Oh man!  I know what you mean about getting excited that the date is coming near!  We have 27 days to get through before we head out to the Garden.  I will be spending my birthday in Big Bend as well; I turn 43 on the 23rd.  There is a full moon on that date, the first day of Autumn, and we plan on spending that evening out near Mule Ears proper, hopefully with a nice night sky above us, if it isn't cloudy. No party for me, just some nice quiet with perhaps an owl making his call, and my girl by my side.

Good luck on your trip!
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

 


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