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Quick Route to Study Butte

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Offline GoneWest

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Quick Route to Study Butte
« on: December 30, 2008, 08:27:54 PM »
Heading west early am to Terlingua, it has been awhile and getting opinions on quickest route from San Antonio. 10 or 90 ? Have only been out 90 and enjoy the scenery, but what to get in as early as possible. Any Benders have an idea of miles and time out. Don't mind a little heavy foot on the pedal while checking the sights.
Thanks for any help

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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 08:31:06 PM »
I have travelled both I-10 and Hwy 90.  I think I-10 is a bit faster, since you avoid all of the small towns on Hwy 90.  But...the lack of scenery makes it seem a longer ride.


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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 08:39:02 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I was afraid of the lack of viewing on 10. About how long has it been taking you ?

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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 11:32:30 PM »
You'll find lots of discussion about the I-10 vs. US 90 question in this thread.

My personal reason for almost always taking I-10:

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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008, 12:01:07 AM »
I can't help but wonder what the difference in fuel usage is.  Running near 80 vs. going through towns on 90.  It would be interesting if there is a difference.

Al

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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 09:36:54 AM »
I'm towing a 30' trailer with my Tundra and 55 mph is MUCH more fuel efficient (12 mpg) than 80 mph (9.5 mpg).  I've done both.  The views are also worthwhile on US 90.  Also, a stop at Seminole Canyon can break up the trip.

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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008, 12:20:08 PM »
Traveled both enjoy 90 for view, but if in rush prefer I-10 fuel differential to me is about same at 80 v stop and go, but for speed (time) prefer 1-10.
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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 07:22:00 PM »
Traveled both enjoy 90 for view, but if in rush prefer I-10 fuel differential to me is about same at 80 v stop and go, but for speed (time) prefer 1-10.

agreed

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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 07:33:32 PM »
Traveled both enjoy 90 for view, but if in rush prefer I-10 fuel differential to me is about same at 80 v stop and go, but for speed (time) prefer 1-10.

agreed

90 is for me. I always like to stop in Sanderson for a Twinkie.
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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 08:18:16 PM »
90 is for me. I always like to stop in Sanderson for a Twinkie.

Yep.  The Town and Country Store just as you are leaving Sanderson is a good gasoline and food stop.

Sanderson also had a good restaurant called the No Name Restaurant that we always stopped at. Going thru there last week, the building was still there, but they have adopted a different name.  Should have taken a picture...as I cannot recall their new name...

BBH

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Offline GoneWest

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Re: Quick Route to Study Butte
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2009, 10:27:19 AM »
Well made the decision to go 10 out and 90 back. Since my main interest is BB & Terlingua, I will most likely go 10 in and out from now on. Making the stops on 90 coming back was cool, but so much has changed I did not miss much compared to time and fuel difference. If I take friends out for the first time I will go 90 and return 10, but for my it will be 10 both ways from on.
Thanks for the replys.
Happy New Year

 


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