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World's Deepest Flooded Sinkhole

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Arte, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    :eek1 We took our bikes and went to the World's deepest cave dive.
    Three KLR 650's, three amigos, lots of fun.

    The Destination:

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    The transportation:

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    Our Diver friend Lucio is interested on the site and came along to do a preliminary eye survey and a possible late return for a formal deep diving... Of course after achieve his master dive training.

    so in the mean time, you know, ride, ride, camp, swim, etc, etc.

    more afte upload the pics.

    Arte
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    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    Looks like its gonna be good !
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    Andres A FINDING NEMO

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    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    te esperamos :wave

    Tell us about El Zacaton!
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    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Vamonos :thumb

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  7. Thorne

    Thorne Sherpa-ing around

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    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Supporter

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    My company has factories in Reynosa, so I'm planning to trailer down from Indiana in a few months, park the truck at a coworker's house in McAllen, and ride for about a week and a half in Mexico. I'll be watching this report for route suggestions.
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    JackL T plus 16 months

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    More. More!
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  10. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    For the record: The data for this brief introduction was taken from a research made by UTEXAS as part of the NASA project for the future Jovian moons Exploration mission.


    The spring resurgence of El Nacimiento (left) discharges water from Zacatón (right) through a 230 meter long, 17 meter deep underwater cave passage called Pasaje de la Tortuga Muerta. Historically, this is the most utilized means of entering Zacatón.
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    Cave Entrance to El Nacimiento
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    Looking upstream at the resurgence (using my own pic)
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    Here also was the place where the diver Jim Bowden set a depth record of 925 feet or so in el Zacaton in 1994, but he never reached the bottom and his partner Sheck Exley never returned.

    Here is a cross section of the site (Utexas) so you have an idea of this wonderful System named "Sistema Zacaton"
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    arte
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  11. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    OK, first things first.
    the Rides:

    Parked at Las Norias for a good T-Bone

    from left to right
    KLR 08 (Mine), KLR 09 (Lucio's) KLR 07 (Andres')
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    (I was so hungry that at the time of the pic, I had ate already the Frijoles Charros and other piece of the steak)
    for just 4.50 USD including one cocacola you can have this
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    Later Lucio went to buy some dryied shrimp for the later snack at the camping site
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    6 USD for 2 pounds aprox.
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    Arte
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  12. Jman955i

    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    Now you really got my Attention with the Shrimp. :tb :tb :tb
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    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Nice, fresh shrimp!

    Dryied?
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    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Waiting for more! :clap
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    noshoes soñando con México

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  16. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    oops!!

    I ment DRIED

    arte
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    psychohawk Been here awhile

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    Dryied, Dried, who cares ... what's important: Is it really dried and not needing of refrigeration?

    Interesting!

    Ride on,
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  18. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    no need of refrigeration. It can hold for several days. Just put some lemon, hot red sauce, open a dead beer (very very cold) and you are done !
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  19. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    I don’t care about refrigeration
    I want to see some more pictures :deal
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  20. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    Well, we finally made it to ALDAMA, Tam. and stop by a convenience store to get some beers, mores snacks and ice, because we were told that at the town near the Cenotes, there were no one that would sell food or beverages (hard to believe) so we took some precautions.

    here is Lucio re-packing the ice bag.
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    all set to finally go to El Zacaton!
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    part of the road (the paved part)
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    and after some wandering in the small town streets we found the way to the "El Nacimiento"
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    me
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    Andres
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    Lucio
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    down stream of El Nacimiento
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    taking a short break before set the camp
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    camp almost ready
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    yes.... if you have a keen eye.... you looked right.
    my pelican cases finally payed off....
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    more....
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