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new board for backcountry sites
« on: February 04, 2013, 11:06:18 AM »
Moderator Note: this topic was split off from http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/general-questions-and-answers/bought-a-popup/

Has anyone compiled a roadside campsite or RGV  review similar to the Chisos Basin list?
Not that I know of. Looks like you just volunteered. ;)


I've been thinking about this for some time.  One simple idea that I've had is to create a new area of the forum for backcountry campsites.  Within that create one topic for each campsite and lock the area to new topics.  Each of us could then post replies with pictures or reviews.  Last spring I took pictures of many of the campsites along Old Ore and other places that I've been waiting for the right time to offer up.  It would be a good single location on campsites and by locking the area to one thread per campsite would make it easy to find the information.
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Re: new board for backcountry sites
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 12:45:04 PM »
Has anyone compiled a roadside campsite or RGV  review similar to the Chisos Basin list?
Not that I know of. Looks like you just volunteered. ;)
I've been thinking about this for some time.  One simple idea that I've had is to create a new area of the forum for backcountry campsites.  Within that create one topic for each campsite and lock the area to new topics.  Each of us could then post replies with pictures or reviews.  Last spring I took pictures of many of the campsites along Old Ore and other places that I've been waiting for the right time to offer up.  It would be a good single location on campsites and by locking the area to one thread per campsite would make it easy to find the information.
That sounds doable. Care to come up with a list of every site, preferably with a description, to start it off?

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Re: new board for backcountry sites
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 12:46:09 PM »
I agree this would be a great idea.
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Re: new board for backcountry sites
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 01:00:58 PM »
I agree this would be a great idea.
All right, another volunteer! You guys let me know when you have the list ready. ;)

...at which time I'll split off this discussion, too.

Here's a related topic:
http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/the-backroads/best-and-worst-primitive-roadside-campsites/
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Re: new board for backcountry sites
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 04:24:36 PM »
I'm working on it as time permits. As soon as I get it ready for public consumption, I'll open it up. :ranger:

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Re: new board for backcountry sites
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 11:28:47 PM »
Things happen fast around here.
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new board for backcountry sites
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 08:55:20 PM »
I may have a few pic around here. Sounds like the making of a great topic. They could be arranged by road or trail as well.


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