Tijd in beweging  3 uren 50 minuten

Tijd  6 uren 30 minuten

Coördinaten 2770

Geüpload 31 januari 2021

Uitgevoerd januari 2021

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2.719 m
2.426 m
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8,2
16,39 km

17 maal bekeken, 0 maal gedownload

in de buurt Ciénega Grande, Guanajuato (Mexico)

This hike did not record the time properly. It was actually almost seven hours. Although it is possible to do an in and out mostly on old road, I chose to follow the contours back mostly without trail and often in very steep and difficult terrain. However, it is beautiful and wild country with little human activity and lots of deer.
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Starting point. Difficult access road. It is recommended to have a vehicle with good clearance or experience on rough

The trail is steep but easy to follow.
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Ridges and cliffs

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Important connection point from access road to primary trail/road

There is a rough and rarely traveled trail covered with leaves angling slightly downhill. Leaves are thick but trail is easily to follow and not long before it intersects with better track coming up from the right.
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Typical road/trail.

This old road will eventually become more used as this is the very end. The access for this road is from the NE, a long ways away.
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Typical trail (old road) after getting past first unmarked trail area
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The route features many great views or rugged mountain features with the feel that you are away from most human activity (particularly at the beginning).
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More cliff views
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I took a side track up to a viewpoint. This trail doesn't continue but is a great short trail through pine forest to get some great views.
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Pine trees on steep rugged terrain
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Trail is somewhat indistinct in a few places but easy to pick up again.
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The trail to Mesa de la Virgin branches to the right here. Before doing so, I continued straight and uphill for awhile before turning back to this point.
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Cliffs on descent to valley floor
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Trail here can be hard to follow but heading up ridge will reveal various forestry work trails (production of carbon).
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Spring
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The Mesa is a large and an amazingly flat landscape in this mountainous area. There seems to be some cattle grazing (and lots of deer) but I saw little in the signs of other human habitation/continuous activity. (I am curious to access the Mesa from the south where there are villages but suspect there are only rough trail access points due to the steep sides of the mesa.
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Large oak trees on the Mesa
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The views along the ridge route coming back are stunning but there is no trail in many sections and the terrain very steep.
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