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Old 11-20-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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My Seminole Canyon/Garner SP trip

I left Monday morning on what was originally supposed to be a trip to Big Bend to camp out for 3 nights.

tent, sleeping bag, hiking boots, tankbag full of food and backpack full of clothes
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Almost to Del Rio to get a room for the night
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Tuesday morning, while cruising through Seminole Canyon SP, my clutch cable snapped. I wasn't that off, considering the cable could have snapped 40 miles in between towns in the middle of the desert with no cell service. After calling about 15 dealers from the park phone, I rang up Patrick who could get the cable to a shop 50 miles away by Thursday for half the price of closer dealers. So after sorting everything out, I set up camp.

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Seminole Canyon is a beautiful place with tons of Native American history, artifacts and pictographs. If I wouldn't have broken down, I never would have been able to take the tour down into the canyon to see the 4,000 year old pictographs up close or hike their 5 miles of trails along even more of the canyon and the Rio Grande.

Seminole Canyon from the top
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From inside the canyon
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It begins to fill with water from the Rio Grande/Amistad Reservior
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Joining up with the Rio Grande/Amistad Reservior
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Mexico
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Thursday morning I broke camp and got towed to Del Rio to get the bike fixed. Decided to head over to Garner SP once everything was set. Nice place, tons of hiking trails up and around the little "mountain" peaks. Weather was awesome the first night, it got down to 26 degrees. Second night it stayed in the 50s though, still beats summer weather but I like it coooold.
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Hiked up about 1700 feet, of a workout.
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Frio River
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The highest peak I climbed, from a few different angles
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Last night
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Broke camp this morning and decided to hit 337 before heading home. Great ride, cant wait to hit all three sisters.
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And what's a pic thread without bewbs? this was an exhibit at the Seminole Canyon SP Visitor's Center.
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bro u went by urself?!

Looks like a good time
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bro u went by urself?!

Looks like a good time
950 lonesome miles
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I love these adventure threads - thanks for sharing

How did you get the clutch cable 50 miles away?
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You don't need a facebook account to be able to see facebook linked pics
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Thanks for sharing your trip. Nice pics.
BTW the "mountain" you climbed at Garner is called Old Baldy. Half way up there is a trail that traverses the face of the cliff and there is a crack in the rock they call Ice Box Cave.
Not much of a cave but it's a good place to cool off on a hot summer day.

Glad you had a safe trip.
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How did you get the clutch cable 50 miles away?
Patrick shipped the cable to a motorcycle shop in Del Rio, I had a guy from an auto shop tow me to the motorcycle shop. The guy who towed me was a pretty cool dude who had lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident 3 weeks ago so I gave him the business instead.
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Thanks for sharing your trip. Nice pics.
BTW the "mountain" you climbed at Garner is called Old Baldy. Half way up there is a trail that traverses the face of the cliff and there is a crack in the rock they call Ice Box Cave.
Not much of a cave but it's a good place to cool off on a hot summer day.
Glad you had a safe trip.
Yeah I took that path going up but somehow couldn't find it again going down so I went straight down the side. That was fun. What's the story behind the huge pile of rocks at the top?
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Dunno I guess somebody wanted to leave their mark...
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Here's some of the pictographs. They've been carbon dated to be 4,000 years old, and have deteriorated significantly in the past 100 years from pollution and vandalism.

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A spring used by the Native Americans and later a windmill was built by railroad workers in the 1800s

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freakin rear tire is a bit squared off now. any ideas?
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tire's too square? post a video of you doing a burnout until the tire pops. it is more entertaining if you have a guy squirt lighter fluid on the tire as it is spinning and then ignite it. you should definately do this...

good thread by the way. garner is nice
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See.. the bike knew better, but you didn't want to listen so it had to do the extreme.. haha.

Very nice photos and story. Thanks for sharing..
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freakin rear tire is a bit squared off now. any ideas?
Deal with it?

The amount of highway miles I put on my SV the tire is doing the same. No amount of corners will change that for me :(

Jealous though. looks pretty awesome.
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