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There is no "near BB experience" I'm aware of.
Quote from: alan in shreveport on September 16, 2017, 09:30:44 PMThere is no "near BB experience" I'm aware of.Sure there is. It's the experience you have as you sail through Alpine on US90 and fail to turn south.
The Bend is a fairly safe place as far as cross-border crime is considered. There is a robust Border Patrol presence, as well as regular patrols by NPS enforcement rangers. There are also frequent overflights by NPS, and by at least one former ranger as well. If you're still worried, then avoid the areas adjacent to the river and you shouldn't have a thing to worry about. The central and northern areas, including the Chisos and Outer Mountain Loop are as close to 100% safe from cross-border crime as any place in the U.S. can be. I've been visiting the Big Bend backcountry for over 20 years and never had a single criminal encounter anywhere. That's a way better average than I've had in my hometown of Dallas. That said, I've had way more black bear and mountain lion encounters in Big Bend than I've had in Dallas.
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