Trip Report - 2006 - Victor Cantore
You can view the trip report at Yahoo Group! BoundaryPoint.
Newsletter - #105-14q2-p17 - Andy Martin
The last couple of miles is on deteriorating pavement or dirt through an industrial area - not exactly welcoming territory.
The last section of road was blocked by construction activity (XXX on aerial photo), so I parked in the middle of the road and walked past the construction area to the border line.
There are postings to the left and right of this route, and I'm not sure it is OK to walk where I did, so this area is certainly of the "tourist trail" at the moment.
The border line is clearly marked by large white rocks and tall green signs. The photo of the sign is looking north.
I next attempted to walk the border line east to Texas, in theory at some point a walker should cross the tri-point. Unfortunately when the line reached the former Rio Grande river bed I encountered a high growth of bamboo or cane vegetation. The footing was marshy, and I worried about stepping into hidden mud.
Crossing the line south into Mexico would have helped get further east, and then perhaps back north to the line. However I was worried about the border patrol citing me for illegal entry. I estimate the tri-point was 60 feet east of my stopping point.