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Chisos Basin Campground

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Offline taw6644

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« on: October 21, 2006, 12:58:12 PM »
How are these camps. are they well kept, and clean or a liitle rugged. Also, should I be prepared for strong winds?

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 03:05:27 PM »
First time in the park?



I like the Basin campground, though it can be rather busy at times.
WATER, It does a body good.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 03:06:07 PM »
as you can see, the view is quite nice.  :D
WATER, It does a body good.

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006, 04:12:17 PM »
The sites are well kept and all are close to "facilities". There are places to get fresh water, wash dishes, and depending on which site you choose there are covered picnic tables. Its not very secluded but very comfortable. Almost everytime I go there are a couple nights of high wnds. If you get a cold front or T-storm while you are there the winds will be very very strong. Just bring some extra rope and heavy duty tent pegs and you should be ready for just about anything. You should check out reserveamerica.com, you can see the layout of the sites and even reserve one if you want.
" In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006, 04:24:03 PM »
site #41 at the basin campground
" In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006, 05:06:34 PM »
Quote from: "bdann"
First time in the park?



I like the Basin campground, though it can be rather busy at times.


Why yes it is. And wow, it looks nice. Oh, and as some of you know, Casa Grande, were climbin it.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2006, 12:14:52 AM »
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. Oh, and as some of you know, Casa Grande, were climbin it.


It's a great hike.
WATER, It does a body good.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2006, 11:53:46 AM »
Casa Grande is a good one, you'll enjoy it.  Just remember to exit LMT from marker 10 on the ridge.

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2006, 09:07:14 PM »
Will do. Oh, is it relatively easy? I know its class 3. How long does it take?

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2006, 09:12:47 PM »
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Will do. Oh, is it relatively easy? I know its class 3. How long does it take?


It took Sarah and I about 3 hours to get up there, if I recall.  But we were taking our sweet time doing it.  A fit person could do it in probably 2. The way down is much more dangerous as a good portion is at about a 70 degree angle.  Of course, this is much more apparent as you're decending/sliding down  :lol: .

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2006, 09:23:42 PM »
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Will do. Oh, is it relatively easy? I know its class 3. How long does it take?

Have you read through the Casa Grande topic?

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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2006, 07:23:08 PM »
I read it a little. Hey guys thank you for all your help!

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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2006, 08:29:41 PM »
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I read it a little. Hey guys thank you for all your help!

Be sure and read this section.  Have fun and stay safe.  It's a great hike.

 


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