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#1 Kajun_Kacher

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hello,

So Iam wanting to do the Texas Smiley and the "Texas" in George Bush Park later in the Winter. I heard that there might be an "unofficial bushwhacking map" that I could upload to my Garmin 400T. Does anyone know if this is true?

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#2 Mr Muddy Buddy

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

Don't know of a map, but use pipeline right of ways when possible. Most of the TEXAS and Smiiley are pure bushwacking.
For the TEXAS series, part of the X, the A and S were all cleared out by the fire in Sept. 2011. The underbrush has grown back, but it is still easier than when it was first placed.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:57 AM

Starting on the S side and walking it all the way back to the car is about 11 miles, if I remember correctly.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

Starting on the S side and walking it all the way back to the car is about 11 miles, if I remember correctly.


That's about how I remember our visit too. Think it was from around 7:15 to about 3:30.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:10 AM

Look on www.everytrail.com. I and others have uploaded tracks that you can download.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

Took me a day to do the smiley and 2 days to finish the TEXAS. But I'm old and slow...
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

Kajun_Kacher, if want someone to hook up w/ to do either/both of these series with you later this winter, I'm planning on doing them this winter myself. If the timing is right we can do it together. Two sets of eyes are always better than one.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

Kajun_Kacher, if want someone to hook up w/ to do either/both of these series with you later this winter, I'm planning on doing them this winter myself. If the timing is right we can do it together. Two sets of eyes are always better than one.


I would like to join if at all possible.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

I would like to tag along if there's a group going. I'm not sure if I want to bushwhack these on my own.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

I've done both series. Both were worthwhile and great fun, but I will only do that much bushwhacking for new smileys. Y'all have fun and post some before and after photos

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

I will do the TEXAS since I did the Smiley face in the drought at 102 degrees in shorts. All fun and crazy.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

Add me to the group to go for either the smile or TEXAS. I need them both. I am all for extra eyes when that much bushwacking is involved.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

If you do the TEXAS from east to west, you can return along the Noble Road Trail and pick up another 25+ caches
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Wow!!! great advice!!! I say lets get a group together! I heard January/February is best, since there is less growth, and less critters! SO I am game for a group. It would be a blast. So how does MLK weekend sound in January 1/19 - 1/21? I h. ave a 3 day weekend and would be able to do both?. Ideas, thoughts?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

If you want to do sooner, here is another idea. Christmas is on a Tuesday. I would figure many people would try to take the Monday Christmas Eve off 12/24. That would creat a Sat, Sun Mon as well. Not sure how many ppl would want to cache on Christmas Eve, but it is an idea.
Sounds like it would take 2-3 days to do both smile and texas. Any ideas, suggestions?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

I have the smile, but need Texas, so I would like to plan to do this, but I don't have MLK off and my goodness, that is all the way in next year, so I don't know if I can do it or not right now. I'll keep it in mind though (who am I kidding, remind me...)
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

I would like to do it in dec if there is a wknd anyone likes lets talk

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Look on www.everytrail.com. I and others have uploaded tracks that you can download.


So I saw the tracks on "every trail"
This should help
I will add as a custom map to my Oregon 400t

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#19 Kajun_Kacher

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

January 19 & 20 that would work for me thatis MLK weekend what ya'll think? anyone want to do this?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:24 AM


Look on www.everytrail.com. I and others have uploaded tracks that you can download.


So I saw the tracks on "every trail"
This should help
I will add as a custom map to my Oregon 400t


You don't have to do a custom map. You can download the track from the website and then in Track Manager on your Oregon, tell it to show the track. Then it will be right there on your Oregon to see.




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