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Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?

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Brent Boswell

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Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« on: December 12, 2007, 03:26:53 PM »
I was reading the Backcountry Planning Worksheet and #1 on the Regulations list is "Groundfires & Woodfires Are Prohibitied". 

Sitting around a campfire is one the many reasons I love to camp.  I suppose this means camping where fire rings are present. Where in Big Bend are the campfire friendly sites? 

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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 03:30:24 PM »
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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 03:39:08 PM »
Where in Big Bend are the campfire friendly sites? 

There aren't any.

Per the park website: 'Campfires are not allowed in Big Bend National Park. In order to cook foods you may use a backpacking stove, portable fuel stove or the barbeque grills in your campsite.'

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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 03:49:46 PM »
I was reading the Backcountry Planning Worksheet and #1 on the Regulations list is "Groundfires & Woodfires Are Prohibitied". 

Sitting around a campfire is one the many reasons I love to camp.  I suppose this means camping where fire rings are present. Where in Big Bend are the campfire friendly sites? 

the good news is,  you don't need a campfire in Big Bend...you have Starlight fire power to enjoy....:)

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Offline steelbreeze

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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 04:18:02 PM »
Do some of the Backcountry campsites have fire rings?  That'd work fine!  If so, you think these spots would be all taken next week?

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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 04:36:03 PM »
Do some of the Backcountry campsites have fire rings?  That'd work fine!  If so, you think these spots would be all taken next week?
Of course there are no fire rings anywhere in the park, because "Groundfires & Woodfires Are Prohibitied".  :ranger:
As Randell said, you need to head over to BBRSP if you want to use a fire ring.

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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007, 04:54:28 PM »
Yup, groundfires are prohibited, as you wouldn't want this to happen:



Pursuant to actions taken arising from another thread, I remind watchful eyes that the above photo is a fake and no such bonfire occurred within the boundaries of Big Bend National Park.
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2007, 01:00:35 PM »
Leave no trace, kill the witnesses.   :eusa_naughty:
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Re: Groundfires & Woodfires Prohibitied?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2007, 11:26:05 AM »
You can have fires when paddling Boquillas if you have a firepan.

Moderator note:  The followup discussion on policy concerning crossing into Mexico while boating has been moved here.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2007, 08:22:23 PM by RichardM »

 


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