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Elephant Tusk, Nov. '05

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« on: March 31, 2006, 12:22:51 PM »
COOL! I just found this site and joined.

I hiked to the base of Elephant tusk last Thanksgiving with my wife and a friend of ours, and it was our first overnight hike. I put together a trip report page here:
http://www.texbrick.com/photo/big_bend2/details_text/index.html

We also visited the Basin and hiked the Lost Mine Trail. And no Big Bend trip is complete without a vist to La Kiva  :lol:

I posted a few more images from that trip here:
http://www.texbrick.com/photo/big_bend2/index.html

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006, 01:27:27 PM »
Great report, great photos! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006, 01:48:59 PM »
A most excellent trip report, very descriptive and funny too!  Glad you found this site 8)
"Rugged isolation in a Jeep with the top down, doors off, sweaty, dusty, listening to your flavor of tunes, immersed in the most beautiful and beguiling desert mountains in all of the Southwest, the Sierra Quemada. Nothing short of spiritual cleansing. " D. Locke

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 01:53:19 PM »
Fun report and good variety of pics, tj. I welcomed you on another post.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006, 02:05:09 PM »
A terrific trip report and great shots. I love that Elephant tusk canyon, must see that someday. Welcome to our lil community

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2006, 02:50:52 PM »
So TJ, when can we expect the model of Casa Grande or Emory Peak built with Legos?

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2006, 04:06:53 PM »
Thanks for the comments and warm welcome, y'all. I feel happy to find a community with other Big Bend fans like me. My family was starting to think I'm nuts (well, I am, partly) because I constantly talk about the place. Now I don't feel so alone.

My LEGO model of Elephant Tusk hasn't started yet, but is in the planning phase. The next phase will be the procurement of 12 tons of tan and gray LEGO bricks. I wonder if my garage is big enough? Maybe I'll just put it in my driveway for the neighborhood to see  :D  :D  :D

I still wonder what was in the chest freezer at La Kiva...

Thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2006, 04:25:00 PM »
Quote from: "billh"
A terrific trip report and great shots. I love that Elephant tusk canyon, must see that someday. Welcome to our lil community


Thanks! That canyon was amazing. We didn't even know it would turn out that interesting. We just made note of the narrow entrance to the canyon when we first saw it, and then decided to hike into it the next morning.

The biggest surprise was happening upon 3 campers/hikers out there. They certainly picked a nice spot to camp (close to the trees), and I believe it was a basecamp for them as they explored the area. I cannot remember their names, but perhaps they're members here!

Anyway, they told us that exploring the unknown, unmapped (at least to the general public) areas often gave the best rewards. They were exploring the area below (south) of the Chisos and said it contained beautiful hidden areas like that canyon. They also suggested checking out Dominguez Springs for a lot of hidden beauty.

 


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