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Panther Junction open?

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Offline Gray

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Panther Junction open?
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:35:45 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/visitbigbend

Not sure if this is an official source but this twitter page says panther junction is open. Does that mean they will be issuing backcountry permits?


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Re: Panther Junction open?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 09:46:53 PM »
It just says that the gas station at Panther Junction is open. The visitor center is closed, as I understand it.

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Offline dprather

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Re: Panther Junction open?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 11:18:53 PM »
Consistent with their policy of opening but not maintaining bathrooms, I suppose that the gas station is open but that no gas will be sold.
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Offline Gearhead Jim

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Re: Panther Junction open?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 09:33:10 AM »
I believe the gas station is a concession like the Lodge, and was told a couple of days into the shutdown that it was still open.

How long that will remain true is unknown.

Distances out there are long, if there's no gas available in the NP then we might have to change our planned routing to be sure of having enough fuel.

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Offline bam.bam

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Re: Panther Junction open?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 09:31:57 AM »
Anything outsourced such as the stores, gas station and Rio Grande RV , etc will be open. These are profit making enterprises and are unaffected by the SD.

 


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