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While they're both nice drives, I think I prefer FM 170 for scenery. My recollection is that going through Alpine will get you there from Study Butte in about an hour and 40 minutes. I suspect it's closer to two hours going through Presidio.
Be sure to stop at Shafter,BBH
Quote from: BigBendHiker on February 29, 2008, 06:55:02 PMBe sure to stop at Shafter,BBHand tell us if you recognize the church...
Movie Andromeda Strain?BBH
Quote from: SHANEA on February 29, 2008, 07:00:07 PMQuote from: BigBendHiker on February 29, 2008, 06:55:02 PMBe sure to stop at Shafter,BBHand tell us if you recognize the church... Movie Andromeda Strain?BBH
I was wondering which route to take from BIBE to Marfa: 1) 118 North to Alpine, 90 West to Marfa or 2) 170 west to Presidio and then 67 North to Marfa. If anyone has driven both I?d love to know the times for each and which of the two is prettier in your opinion. Thanks.
Forgot to mention, by going on FM170, you can also stop and visit the Contrabando movie set. Stopping off at that spot you expect to see some old grizzled cowboys to come riding up, looking for the nearest saloon and a shot of whiskey for them (and beer for their horses)...BBH
Only westerns I ever liked were Clint Eastwood
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