The Land Lord
Here’s the whole crew at Basaseachi and a shot of the falls.With the morning we will have a easy drive. We are reluctant to leave the hot springs, but we have many additional locations to visit on our adventure.
We have some of the group that are hiking the falls trail and others just relaxing.
Today we are spending the day on pavement to reach our next area to explore.
Arriving in town we head to the store to restock our supplies. We get our shopping done and head to the gas station before leaving town. Some of us are more gassed then the others, but as gassed as we were we hit the road again.
The question is, did Frenchie miss the turn again in town to get to the highway again? Well the answer is no since we were going into town to get lunch. We found a nice place to eat that was a step above the street venders, with the still great food. I even got us out of town without to many scenic routes.
The road in the valleys are straight for the most part as we cruse around the farming and ranches. That is the truth until it is not any more. The mountains bring twist and turns for a couple of more hours as we head west deep into the Sierra Madre mountains.
We reach the waterfall at Basaseachi, The water is only going about 750'-800' before it hits the wall below. It is truly spectacular though a even more spectacular when it goes the full 950'+ to the pool when it is running stronger. The falls are very dry this time of the year. We plan the adventure this way as crossing some of the rivers without bridges the route can be impossible with the rains and no dams to control the water level. (I had a trip where the river was up 15" deep and the detour was just over 400 miles around.)
We get a nice view of the falls and then head back to the campsite for the night. The stories this even are more true then the last nights stories, or were they?
We send the sheep away as we are tired and did not have time or inclination to count them.
Here’s a photo of the falls:
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