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La Linda

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Offline txstout

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Re: La Linda
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2007, 12:05:17 PM »
I have just recently become a member of this chat group, mostly because my involvement in the area was limited to the east side of the park, and have not really done alot or know alot about Big Bend. My very first trip to the Big Bend area was to Heath Canyon in Nov. 2001. The Open Sky Cafe was open and being run Chris Leland and his friend Gary. Great food and entertaining individuals. We crossed the river almost every day and hiked all through La Linda and beyond. We've spent that last 6 years experiencing every nook and cranny there is up and down FM 2627.We have come to know and love many of the locals in the area such as W.T. Potter and his daughter Nan at Stillwells, the guys at Black Gap and the owner of Heath Canyon Ranch, Andy Kurie, who has since moved to El Paso due to health reasons.  The ranch is being managed by a fellow named Fred Keller, who has been very hospitable to us. We have tried numerous times to negotiate a purchase of some of Heath Canyon Ranch, but have been unsuccesful. Steve, my significant other, has recently purchased some land in Terlingua / Cedar Creek from Daryl. We look forward to being able to investigate this new area in a couple of weeks. My heart still remains, for now, at the Heath Canyon Ranch area. I also wish the bridge would reopen, but I don't see it happening any to soon.
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BigBendHiker

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Re: La Linda
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2007, 12:26:49 PM »
Welcome to the board! 


BBH

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SHANEA

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Re: La Linda
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2007, 12:58:46 PM »
Welcome to the board! 

BBH

Welcome!  I bet you have some great pics to share from your adventures out there - especially of the La Linda church and the interior?

Black Gap WMA is a favorite spot of mine to visit as it is beyond isolated. 

Welcome again.

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Re: La Linda
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2007, 02:16:10 PM »
Thanks for the welome... Fish Camp # 14 is our favorite place in Black Gap. We stayed there for about 4 days once and didn't see one person, not even at the entrance area. Kinda scarey tho... during the day you could watch wild horses and Mexican bulls crossing and running in the river, but at night you could here numerous burros around the river area. I wasn't aware they were nocturnal animals.... Maybe they only move at night when they are loaded down?

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Re: La Linda
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2007, 02:32:01 PM »
"especially of the La Linda church and the interior?"
I forgot to mention that there is not much left to the interior of the church or many of the other buildings there for that matter. As you may already know, the Mexican Army was stationed there for sometime during 2002 or 2003.  It was then that all of the pews and other wooden objects were dismantled and used for fire wood by them. Pretty sad... Many of the troops were very young and from far away like Chiapas, so sentimental and historical value meant little to them. Warmth and a means of cooking I'm sure was far more important.

 


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