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Marufo Vega trip

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Marufo Vega trip
« on: February 09, 2009, 02:43:51 PM »
Headed out west this past weekend for a hike in Big Bend.  I did an overnight hike on the Marufo Vega.  I hiked down the south fork and camped where the north fork hits the river.  Absolutely gorgeous area of the park!!  Enjoy


sunrise waiting on the vistor center to open so I can get my permit.


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The trailhead.  I was headed for that "V" in the background.


The Sierra Del Carmen and the Split Rock.


The mighty Rio Grande.


View from my camp.




Some of the dozen or so wild ass that brayed all night.  Also saw one that had gotten stuck in the mud and didn't make it out.


The trail back up from the river.


On top of Boquillas Canyon.  A HUGE thanks to randell for helping me locate this view!




And the Chisos Bluebonnets are in full bloom.




Here are the rest of my pictures from the trip.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Garrett0306/BigBendMarufoVega#

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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 04:58:52 PM »
Looks like you had a nice quick trip TAH. What was with the planes? Border Patrol? Nice pictures of Boquillas, looked like a nice campsite. Thanks
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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 05:09:25 PM »
I almost forgot about the planes.  I was down at the river filtering water.  I saw a couple of planes flying pretty high up.  A couple of minutes later I hear another plane, turned and looked, and this little plane came around the bend in the river.  Then another and another.  5 or 6 came flying over following the river, below the canyon rim!!

There's a plane in the middle of this picture.  It's hard to see cause it blends in with canyon walls.


Here's a close up
« Last Edit: February 09, 2009, 05:17:38 PM by TexasAggieHiker »

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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 06:40:52 PM »
Another very good MVTR, as time passes these reports keep getting better and better. Thank you so much for sharing TexasAggieHiker. One for memory lane i presume.
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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 08:31:35 PM »
Great campsite! Looks like you had a fantastic hike.
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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 09:29:30 PM »
Thanks for the pics and trip report!

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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 07:56:18 PM »
Some beautiful shots from your hike TAH. Your campsite, if not the most scenic, has to be near the top of the short list. You didn't mention a break in of your vehicle so I'm assuming there wasn't one but have things changed for the worse at the trailhead? When I spoke to the attendant at the RGV store I was told that break ins were extremely rare but it sure would be a bummer as I always have to leave some things in my truck.

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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 08:29:00 PM »
Wonderful photos.  Thanks!

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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 08:54:41 PM »
From the Park's Daily Report:

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Grapevine Hills Road is high clearance recommended. Access roads to Gravel Pit 4, Solis 3 and Talley
3 are closed. Woodsons and Jewels Camp 2 campsites are closed. River Road West is 4WD
recommended. A flying club will be in the area February 6-8. Expect 5-20 small aircraft along the river
corridor.

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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 10:00:41 PM »
No break in at the trailhead thankfully.  I was nervous though. 

It was a pretty nice campsite.  The burros enjoyed it.

The daily report explains it.  It was pretty cool to see them come tearing up the river and through the canyon.

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Re: Marufo Vega trip
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 02:34:20 PM »
Great report TexasAggieHiker.  Wonderful shot of Boquillas Canyon!

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