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Buenos Aires 1
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:40:32 PM »
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Two primitive campsites are located along the river at Buenos Aires, near the west end of the River Road.

Site Name    BA-1    BA-2
Vehicles    2    1
Persons    10    6
Horses    4 (4x4 req.)    no
 

How to Get There
The Buenos Aires campsites are located along the West River Road, 4.4 miles from the west end near Castolon, or 49.6 miles from the east end near Rio Grande Village. There is a short 0.3 mile access road to the campsites.

Usual Road Conditions
The River Road is maintained for High-Clearance Vehicles only. After rains, the River Road is extremely muddy and may quickly become impassable to ALL vehicles. Four-wheel drive may be required. Check current road conditions with a ranger. The access road to BA-2 may sometimes be impassable—especially after any rainfall.
Current road conditions...

Ground Cover/Shade
BA-1 has NO shade. There is only a sparse groundcover of creosote and lechuguilla. BA-2 is located within the river floodplain. There is some brushy mesquite, but only minimal shade.

Views
BA-1 is located on top of a small hill overlooking the Rio Grande. There are very nice views of the Sierra Ponce and Mesa de Anguila to the west and the Chisos are visible to the north. BA-2 is surrounded by thick brushy vegetation and has only restricted views.

River Access
None. Riverside vegetation is impenetrable.

Cautionary Notes
To minimize the possibility of theft, secure belongings when away from the campsite and while sleeping. Do not leave site unattended for long periods of time.

Remarks
Check current road conditions with a ranger. 4-wheel drive is required after any rain.

This is the closest River Road campsite to Castolon.

Area is frequented by passers by and Mexican residents.

A backcountry use permit is required (available at visitor centers). Campers are responsible for regulations listed on the permit. Camping is in designated sites for minimal impact on the surrounding vegetation.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 09:15:40 PM by RichardM »

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Re: Buenos Aires 1
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 04:42:01 PM »
Some technical help, please.

I have tried to post 4 pictures of this site, but it says the file is too large.  Also, how do you post more than four at a time?

I know you have addressed  this before and more than once.  But I am Mr. Klutz when it comes to this stuff; plus I can't seem to find your instructions via Search.
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Re: Buenos Aires 1
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 04:59:44 PM »
Some technical help, please.

I have tried to post 4 pictures of this site, but it says the file is too large.  Also, how do you post more than four at a time?

I know you have addressed  this before and more than once.  But I am Mr. Klutz when it comes to this stuff; plus I can't seem to find your instructions via Search.

If the picture files aren't too large, just attach them to a post. Otherwise, follow the instructions below:

Moderator note: Here's a brief synopsis of how to post photos, since this thread is kinda long:

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Re: Buenos Aires 1
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 11:47:17 PM »
Some technical help, please.

I have tried to post 4 pictures of this site, but it says the file is too large.  Also, how do you post more than four at a time?

I know you have addressed  this before and more than once.  But I am Mr. Klutz when it comes to this stuff; plus I can't seem to find your instructions via Search.

Go to:

http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/

use and select one of the two supported browsers and upload the image from your computer.

Make sure the picture is less than 1000 pixels across and there are no spaces in the name, upload and then copy the url to your post and then BOOM:


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Re: Buenos Aires 1
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 04:13:03 PM »
Here's another one.
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Re: Buenos Aires 1
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 03:54:54 PM »
And one more.
Wake me when it's time to go.

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Re: Buenos Aires 1
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 03:56:38 PM »
And one more
Wake me when it's time to go.

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Re: Buenos Aires 1
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 03:59:25 PM »
And one more
Wake me when it's time to go.

 


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