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#1 Dughlas Stiubhart

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:51 PM

MarkBC and Doug Stewart will be camping in Big Bend National Park, TX starting Feb 18th of next year. We will be in Chisos Campground for a few nights and then in Rio Grande CG for a few more.  

 

Anybody who's interested come on and join us.  


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:01 PM

I'm MarkBC, and I endorse this Plan. :)


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:26 PM

Make sure you hike the Windows from Chisos campground and hike the Elena Canyon. jd

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 10:24 AM

Be sure to check out the official Border Crossing near RGV.  A $5 fare gets you rowed across the river in a jonboat and another $5 buys a ride up the hill (on either a burro or in the bed of a pickup) to the delightful Mexican village of Boquillas.  Fine food at Jose' Falcon's and a modest guide fee ($10?) gets you to a very nice hot spring about 3/4 mile outside of town.  Bring your passports!

 

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 02:03 PM

I'll probably end up through there before that, but if timing works out...! :-)


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 02:55 PM

Ah, to be retired, or footloose and fancy free........................................

 

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#7 Dughlas Stiubhart

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 04:12 PM

Ah, to be retired, or footloose and fancy free........................................

 

Have a great get together!

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 04:14 PM

I'll probably end up through there before that, but if timing works out...! :-)

I've been to BB twice before so if you need any recommendations on CGs or trails, just ask.  I hope we can cross paths sometime.  


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#9 Dughlas Stiubhart

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

Be sure to check out the official Border Crossing near RGV.  A $5 fare gets you rowed across the river in a jonboat and another $5 buys a ride up the hill (on either a burro or in the bed of a pickup) to the delightful Mexican village of Boquillas.  Fine food at Jose' Falcon's and a modest guide fee ($10?) gets you to a very nice hot spring about 3/4 mile outside of town.  Bring your passports!

 

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Yes, Foy, that was our plan.  I have been there twice before (once with four WtW guys) when the crossing was closed.  All I could do was shout in Spanish back and forth across the river with the Mexicans on the other side.  They were illegally crossing on horseback to sell trinkets, wire scorpions and spiders, to Gringo tourists, much to the chagrin of the park rangers.  


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 05:04 PM

Yes, Foy, that was our plan.  I have been there twice before (once with four WtW guys) when the crossing was closed.  All I could do was shout in Spanish back and forth across the river with the Mexicans on the other side.  They were illegally crossing on horseback to sell trinkets, wire scorpions and spiders, to Gringo tourists, much to the chagrin of the park rangers.  

 

 

Stew,

 

Before cancelling our plans back in May, my wife and I were planning to attend the CASI cook-off last weekend in Terlingua.  With that in mind, I did a bunch of reading up on Big Bend country, including the almost Death Valley-quality geology.  Boquillas and the new crossing stands out as something with some permanence. 

 

If you like hot springs, consider Chinati HS north of Presidio and southwest of Marfa.  The most direct route from Marfa is a WTW-worthy 50 mile run across some plateau and into canyon country (FM 2810), and the Springs and the modest development there look heavenly.  From Chinati to Study Butte/Terlingua would be between 2.5-4.0 hours depending on how often you'd want to stop along FM 170.  

 

I'm looking forward to following along!

 

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