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Old 01-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by bigdon View Post
Not a very entertaining route from Brownsville to Big Bend. If I were going I would head North enough to cut West and miss Laredo. Too hot and too many people/not enough roads!
I would go
N- 77
W -1017
W 59/44
S -385
Into Big Bend Park

Then up 118 to Study Butte
West on 170 to Terlingua
Then West to Presidio
Then 170 West to Ruidosa , camp and check out Chinati Hot Springs
If Gravel roads are no problem go North on Pinto Canyon Road to Marfa
Go to Ft Davis and check out the Observatory!

OK I'm done!
Thanks bigdon! I think I'll do this route to get up there. I've never ran the Triumph dry, but should go about 200 miles if it's getting it's normal mpg... I usually start getting nervous around 180. Which towns around BB have gas? Any specific stretches I should worry about? I'm thinking I might try to get a place to stay in Marfa, then do a couple of day trips from there.
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