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West Texas Weekend (or Thanks for Voting)

Joined
Feb 21, 2005
Messages
1,112
Location
SW Austin
Thanks to everyone who decided we would ride out west this weekend.

The Big Bend/Davis Mountains area was as spectacular and magical as always.




40 Degrees and raining at departure.
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Headed West.
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South Llano River State Park (highly recommended. TAR?)
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Camping Essentials.
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What's camping without a campfire?
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A Late Starte (see "Camping Essentials" above) means slabbing it to Ft Davis.
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With all due respect to Ferdinand the Duck in Babe, allow me to paraprhase...When embarking on an audacious adventure you need a willing accomplice - a creature who is reliable, beyond suspicion and, above all, extremely gullible. That's me, the gullible one on the right with Marc (aka Ferdinand) in Davis Mtns State Park.
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Speaking of pigs...we shared our campsite with this guy and about 20 of his pals.
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Riding from Davis Mountains to Marfa.
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Downtown Marfa on an early Sunday morning.
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Headed out of Marfa.
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Pavement ends on road from Marfa to Ruidoso.
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Furlin and Lefty (Chinati Hot Springs pups)
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Almost to Ruidoso.
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Bikes waiting for us to eat at great Mexican place in Presidio.
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Movie set along 170
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Made it to Big Bend Nat'l Park about 90 minutes before dark.
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End of the (dirt) road - Santa Elena Canyon.
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Setting up camp in Chisos Basin after dark.
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Waiting on pilot car through construction on Hill Country's newest dirt road (337) - a fitting end to a spectacular weekend.
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Good times, y'all! Thanks for sending us west. -FLETCH
 

Duke

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Joined
Oct 7, 2005
Messages
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Location
The Woodlands & Woden, TX
There is something special about the Big Bend area of Texas. All these years I have planned trips out of Texas. It was not until I found TWT that I started to concentrate on trips IN Texas.

I really enjoyed your trip, Old Maverick Road looks like it was a little slippery!:eek2:
 
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