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A River Trail, But Not As Nice As I Had Hoped

Rio Grande
Rio Grande
If you look closely, there is a group of 6-8 Mexicans waiting to cross the shallow Rio Grande into the U.S.
User: Lone_Star - 3/5/2008

Location: Big Bend - Boquillas Canyon Trail

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 1.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 30 minutes

Comments:
This is a short hike that takes you back into the Boquillas Canyon. It skirts the river and ends in a series of sand hills and cave weathered cliffs. The hike is not that spectacular and I was saddened to see a shanty shack across the river on the Mexican side.
 
Nearby (by car) is the Boquillas Overlook. It affords a nice view of the Rio Grande river. I was dismayed to see about 6-8 illegal aliens getting ready to cross the river into the park. I wanted to call the Park HQ so they could notify the Border Patrol, but I couldn’t get any cell phone coverage out there. The Border Patrol really needs to position some agents in the park because I could hear a lot of the illegal immigrants talking to each other on the two-way radio coordinating their plans. It is a good example of what the USA must do to control the flow of illegal immigrants.


Log Photos:
Rio Grande
Rio Grande
Boquillas Canyon Trail Map
Boquillas Canyon Trail Map
View Of The Canyon
View Of The Canyon
Shack
Shack

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