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My Locale Texas Hill Country
About Me Call me Q. My hikes include Weminuche Wilderness, Wind River Mountains, Santa Fe Mountains, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Guadalupe Mountains, and Big Bend.
CitySan Antonio, Austin

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I suggest Iron Gate - no burn
I suggest you go in Iron Gate. Beatty's Flats is very pretty. About 6 or 7 miles. Not too bad going in or returning. There is kind of a hump in the trail so you go up then down in both dire...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos for a beginner and a fat dog
August 22, 2:41pm

David, Gumo was my first real backpacking experience. It is a unique place with incredible contrasts. The escarpment (Bush Mountain) is worth the effort and according to the rangers something ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Guadalupe Mountains and Pecos Wilderness
November 03, 3:03pm

Big Bend versus Guadalupe Mts
I have to recommend Gumo in Texas. In my view Big Bend has one big trek (noted above). Gumo has pine top, the escarpment, tejas campground, mckittrick canyon campground, dog canyon, the bowl, per...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
November 03, 2:29pm

Iron gate
Go to Pecos. Then north on iron gate. take the trail at the iron gate trail head to pecos river (beatty's flats). back track some, then take trail 270 to 249, then make way over to mora ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Santa Fe National Forest
November 03, 2:12pm

Thanks New
i appreciated the intell

In Post-Trip Reports » 24 Black Range NM McKnight to Mimbres bushwhack thru fire damage ... and a bear poo monument
July 01, 7:39am

so dissapointing.
I live in the worst place in America for mountain backpacking (San Antonio, tx). It takes 8 hours to get to Gumo (no water, no fires), or Big Bend (no water, no fires, little forest). The next cl...

In Post-Trip Reports » 24 Black Range NM McKnight to Mimbres bushwhack thru fire damage ... and a bear poo monument
June 29, 9:07am

thanks for the advice - still planning
i appreceiate you sharing your expereince and wisdom!!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozarks, with trout fishing maybe
June 26, 3:32pm

It might have been me!
Hey, Bill Jones and I drove from San Antonio to Ruidoso. When we left all seemed well. About 30 miles from Ruidoso we knew we were jacked. Ended up goingo Gumo. Great report. Glad you mad...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fire on the mountain, run boys, run!
June 25, 3:00pm

Ozarks, with trout fishing maybe
I had a great trout fishing experience on the White River circa 1995. I would like to spend 3 maybe 4 days in Missouri or Arkansas Ozarks. I've seen many trails but thought this community...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ozarks, with trout fishing maybe
May 04, 12:07pm

Sorry Jennifer, Central Texas is the worst place in America
Jennifer, If you lived anywhere else there would closer access to backcountry. I live in Fredericksburg so I completely understand. On the upside it is a nice place to live and I have a gr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Central Texas hikes
May 04, 11:55am

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