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Oct 17, 2015 - In Search of Pictographs In Seminole Canyon

We first visited Seminole Canyon back in the spring of 2009 after we left Mission heading to Boise that year. Since we were coming in from Marathon, this made for a nice two night stop over on our way back to Mission this fall. It's actually a Texas State Park, once owned by a private rancher. It's dry desert here but the caveat are the pictographs found in the shelters just below the visitors center. You can only get there by a guided tour and we thought a revisit after six years would be nice. It's a fairly small campground, with each...

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Jan 25, 2014 - Rock art in Seminole Canyon State Park

We traveled a whole 40 miles from Del Rio to spend a few days at Seminole Canyon State Historical Park. It received its name in honor of the U.S. Army’s Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts, garrisoned at Fort Clark. They protected the West Texas frontier from Apache and Comanche raids. They were very well regarded for their cunning and toughness. We were drawn to the colorful history and the promise of viewing some of the very best pictographs in the world. Pictographs are paintings on stone walls. About 7000 years ago, archaic peoples wandered...

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Gulliver's Travels

Apr 13, 2012 - Seminole Canyon - land of the Pecos

Sunday – EASTER 4/8 We had quite a thunderstorm last night. It is the first time we have been in significant rainfall since last fall. It had cooled off quite a bit as well and that felt good. It was now mostly sunny with scattered clouds. We hooked up and headed down the road (133 miles and 10.8 mpg today) to the Seminole Canyon State Park. Just before arriving at the Park we crossed over the Pecos River which is wide and appeared to have a full flow of water in stark contrast to the Rio Grande. Upon arriving at about 2:30 we learned that...

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Apr 2, 2012 - Seminole Canyon State Historical park

After a short drive west, we arrived at Amistad Recreational Area and drove down one of it's many park roads... to find it, roped off. We could see from our parking spot however, that the drought had taken it's toll on the lake... looking like someone dropped a bomb on the place. Oddly enough, in the distance was a small boat with some guys fishing in it, and a man was walking his family through the dirt to the nearest water... about a 100 yards away. For us, it was time to split, we didn't have time to drive around the lake looking for...

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Jan 22, 2012 - Our Sunday in Texas

So, our day started out well leaving the Casa Blanca Lake State Park around 10 this morning. We headed along 277 and 90 west to Del Rio then Comstock and had decided that Sanderson would be our destination for the day. It was a lovely warm day, the sky had cleared and it was quite warm outside of our air-conditioned truck! We hit Del Rio around 1pm'ish, fueled up and headed west, stopping along the road for a quick bowl of soup at a picnic pullout. There were 3 little dogs at the pullout, all chihuahua mixes, 2 little girls and a boy. They...

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On The Road Again!

Apr 21, 2011 - Seminole Canyon

Easy driving today, mostly flat straight roads. Got to the canyon around 1pm and took the canyon tour. Was well worth it, many indian pictographs (drawings on the rock) on these overhangs in the canyon. It was still very warm, the previous days tour was canceled because it was over 100 degrees! We timed this one right. That evening it clouded up but didn't cool down much. A lightening storm started and went on for 3-4 hours and rained off and on in between. It was really neat!

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usa 2011

Apr 29, 2010 - Day 9 Seminole ST PK

today we drove further into texas's lower midsection as before mucho land with mucho nothing but flat/ hilly/ VERY STRONG WINDS...we stopped at judge roy bean's and are now camping on top of a canyon overlooking the rio grand and pacos rivers called semiole canyon st park near del rio, tx...(map http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=29.69552,-101.32182&ll=29.69552,-101.32182&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1) sunsets are at this park... our today's photos http://picasaweb.google.com/roguemiguel/2010Day9OnTheRoad# ron & bebe mcgehee sent from...

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Dec 21, 2009 - Seminole Canyon Trip

I was pleasantly amazed by the beautiful hills we passed through on highway 285 to Sanderson on our way to Seminole Canyon.  I must get some pictures of those beautiful hills on the way home if possible.  But, if I don't get them this trip, I will the next time we come here.  I knew there was going to be a next time when I took a very short walk after getting the trailer unhitched and set up.  The views all around me are just magnificent.  The heavy cloud cover is preventing me taking a good sunset shot tonight.  With a promise of clearer...

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Apr 9, 2009 - Pictograph Hike in Seminole Canyon State Park

I was always astonished while living in Boise to find things I never knew existed in surrounding areas - and had lived there almost 30 years. Well, the same holds true as we travel around the country. I'm still amazed of the little surprises we find along the way - such as the Buffalo run we came across at Custer State Park in South Dakota. Once again we’ve come upon another treasure - the pictographs at Seminole Canyon State Park. Now, I picked the park because it was a state park not because of the history, so we get an added bonus. We...

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Mar 5, 2009 - Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

We stopped at the Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site to take a tour of the pictograph sites and decided to make a day of it and stay the night. The Pictographs are in a rock shelter in a dry wash canyon. They are between 800 and 4000 years old. The site is called the “Fate Bell Rock Shelter”.

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Apr 5, 2008 - Boonies of Texas!

- The next day we went off of the main highway to get down to the Seminole Canyon State Park. On the way there we went through many little po dunk towns, never seen anything like it before. Once we got to the visitors center we went in to see about getting a campsite for the night. Long story short due to some confusion the keys got locked in the car. We went around asking everyone in the parking lot if they knew how to break into cars. We ended up talking so some very nice Texans who tried to help us but didn’t have any way to break into...

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Feb 25, 2007 - moved to Alpine, Texas via Langtry, Texas -- Judge Roy Bean's town

We left Del Rio and headed for the Big Bend area of Texas. We landed in Alpine, Texas and we'll head into the Big Bend National Park tomorrow (Monday). We stopped in Langtry, Texas to see the Judge Roy Bean's visitor center. Really cool! Enjoy the photos.

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