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Old 01-23-2008, 06:53 PM   #16
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Could be all wet, but IIRC, the first 13 miles were paved and then another 8 or so of dirt after that. There was sum kinda weird thing regarding Cty $ and how far they would pave....I think.
IIRC, again , the Marathon road intersects near that surface change.
Last time I did that Marathon Rd, there was about 10 miles of sand. I was alone and damn near dropped the bike about 40 times. I actually believed the route was a short cut to 118. Duh! That was the day I rode non stop from Houston to Creel. I had been up 24 hours when I left home. Duh!
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:59 PM   #17
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.................I really really need to get the flock out of town.
Your Cheewahwah thing sounds very cool, but I need to work the 'iffy' out of my situation.
Ever since the last trip you led, I've had a hankering for more exploration in that area, including bounces up to some old river towns/crossings and the de Carmens and de Burros.

Honestly, I'd have much more fun now on the DR.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:02 PM   #18
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X...I had been up 24 hours when I left home. Duh!
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:05 PM   #19
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Thanks for the great info. I'm taking notes
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is the "colorfull local" the reason I should bring the Smith & Wesson along
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:59 PM   #20
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Your Cheewahwah thing sounds very cool, but I need to work the 'iffy' out of my situation.
Ever since the last trip you led, I've had a hankering for more exploration in that area, including bounces up to some old river towns/crossings and the de Carmens and de Burros.

Honestly, I'd have much more fun now on the DR.

I hope you can make it. We could always wait until you're free. I'm anxious for an adventure but waiting for the right crew would be well worth the wait.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:33 PM   #21
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We went to Big Bend in March 2007, and camped in the Rio Grande Village campgrounds. I don't remember about electrical hook ups because we were tent camping, but there are showers available at the little store adjacent to the campground. We did not make reservations for the campground, and there were plenty of available sites. Just rode in and picked out a site!

Also, we saw no tarantulas, but the campground was patrolled by a friendly roadrunner.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:59 PM   #22
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IIRC, La Kiva, the restaurant/bar on Terlingua Crk has RV hookups.

Sure, ride the Park, but get out on the Terlingua Ranch roads too, and there are off road tracks. Ther Terlingua Trading Post (beside the Starlight) has both US and MX topo maps in their rear room, ask for help.

Slam a brew or 20 at the Starlight. Don't fall into any abandoned quicksilver (mercury) mines.

If Terlingua Creek is dryish, get down in it and roam north for many miles. You can get out at many places, North County Rd being one that runs thru the 3 Bar Ranch and out to 118 at the Longhorn Motel/Ranch/Restaurant.

The Study Butte Store will probably have better prices than the BB Motor Lodge (Best Western, or used to be) store.
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