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Near the old cemetery so don't camp there if the ghosties bother you.
how are the Glenn Springs sites? i'm going with a group of 7 friends that haven't been to BB before, and i want to get away from the basin campground. I've driven by the sites a number of times on my way to the ET trail, but have yet to stop. each time there wsa water in the creek, which is always nice for the second night i've narrowed it down to there or Rice Tanks, and PC for the last night.
Quote from: "01ACRViper"how are the Glenn Springs sites? i'm going with a group of 7 friends that haven't been to BB before, and i want to get away from the basin campground. I've driven by the sites a number of times on my way to the ET trail, but have yet to stop. each time there wsa water in the creek, which is always nice for the second night i've narrowed it down to there or Rice Tanks, and PC for the last night.I prefer Glenn Springs 1. It has a secluded feel, and is large enough for your guests. Don't care for GS 2 at all. It's like camping in a parking lot.FWIW, the Black Gap Road warnings are a little over stated. GS 1 is at the bottom of a small hill, just off the main road. It's not like you have to go 4X4 for miles and miles. My only concern would be if a storm was coming. Might be tough to cross the creek and climb the hill.
Just discovered this site - about a month too late. I went to Big Bend for a week late February, and it would have been great to have some of the info on here before then. I guess I'll have to go back. Anyway, I camped 4 nights at 4 different roadside sites. My rankings, from favorite to least favorite are:1) Nugent #12) Grapevine #43) Glenn Springs #24) Terlingua Abajo #4I camped by myself, hiked by myself, and drove around by myself for the first 4 days I was there, moving every night to a new spot. Nugent was my last road site, and it was a nice change - the fact that there was the occasional truck going by reassured me that I wasn't completely isolated. Plus, it had great views for sunrise/sunset. If you're looking to get away from everything for a couple days, this spot wouldn't be good. For me, at that time, it was perfect. It probably wouldn't have been so nice if someone was occupying the other site next to it, but I got lucky. Grapevine was almost at the end of the road (#5 was just beyond it). It was far enough away from #5, but I could still hear the people talking (ableit quietly).GS was, as described earlier, like camping in a parking lot. #1 looked better. It had decent views for sunrise/sunset, but that's about it.TA was just a mistake. I wanted somewhere close to Santa Elena canyon so I could get up and not have to drive too far for sunrise photos. The campsite was pretty barren, views were blah. I would've been better off at Cottonwood, which is where I stayed a few nights later.
Welcome, Doc. With those credentials, you ought to talk to Homerboy; was trying to find his original post about his group's trip in Mexico near Boquillas but couldn't find it; maybe someone else can locate the thread. He's from Piedras Negras; had some great photos from south of the river.
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