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Chisos Campsite Recommendation

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Offline brownsarefunny

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Chisos Campsite Recommendation
« on: February 16, 2012, 11:07:33 PM »
What backcountry campsites in the Chisos stand out as the best for a spring trip? 

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Re: Chisos Campsite Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 07:46:14 AM »
Don't know if you saw this thread from back in 2008

http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-mountains/favourite-high-chisos-backcountry-campsite-poll/

Just remember that the SE Rim sites and NE4 are closed this time of year for peregrine falcon nesting.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Chisos Campsite Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 12:13:42 PM »
BL1 is a very nice camp just off Laguna Meadow, about 2.5 miles from the South Rim.  The times we camped there a small herd of deer has come walking through and we could observe them for a while.  Both times it was very cool!  Each time they seemed more relaxed if we just went about our business than when we got quiet.  You may want to camp closer to the South Rim though.

Here is pic of a deer who got very close while he was eating from a tree:

Deer at BL1  April 2011 by Superhomer670, on Flickr
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

 


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