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Basin Campground Info

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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2011, 06:44:35 PM »
Latest word from the park is that the new map "is almost finished", but will not be posted until the new numbering system is in place (date still TBD). They hope to have it all set to go in early October.
Anybody seen the new map yet?

Here's Jim's map, a little bigger:
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2011, 06:55:34 PM »
Would love to see a PDF if one exists. Otherwise, I'll check it out in person in two weeks.  :dance: I've reserved site 41 so I'm curious to see if that is still the site number for that site...if that makes any sense. :eusa_eh:
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011, 11:14:09 PM »
Quote from: BIBE Supervisory Visitor Use Assistant/Fee Coordinator
We do have a final version of the campground map, but it may take a while
yet to get it posted on our website.  You can find a version of it with the
new numbering at http://www.recreation.gov .  It has been available there for
reservations being made for the November 15 reservation season.

For your camping needs on this upcoming trip, the majority of changes were
in the first loop (sites 1-20), essentially the flow of traffic is one way
counterclockwise in that loop and the site numbers were pretty much
reversed.  The sites in loop 2 (where the traffic flow is clockwise) were
changed but usually only by a couple of numbers from the old site number.
Almost all of the sites in loop 2 are the reserveable sites.  Loop 3 (two
way traffic) numbers stayed pretty much the same as before with several of
those also being reserveable sites.

Loop 1, sites 1-18 are the only sites where generator use is allowed.

Here's what I could piece together in a quick hack job:

(click image for "full-size" version)

Or for a slightly more printer-friendly version:
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2012, 05:05:23 PM »
I can't tell if all of these pictures were taken after the renumbering or not. Anybody care to do some QA?
http://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/Chisos-Basin/

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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2012, 06:34:10 PM »
I can't tell if all of these pictures were taken after the renumbering or not. Anybody care to do some QA?
http://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/Chisos-Basin/

Before. My favorite site used to be numbered 41. It's now 21 and the 21 in the picture is definitely not the site I like. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  :icon_wink:
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2012, 09:15:46 AM »
Does this look familiar?? This was taken today.....hmm...
Cool. While you're out there, can you confirm the accuracy of my campground map? I thought they were going to move the host's site to up near the entrance.

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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012, 09:36:15 AM »
The last time I was in the Basin Campground, the host site was across the road from 45 (#47 I believe, but it seemed like it was closer to the intersection - the Recreation.gov map shows it that way)
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 09:59:36 AM »
The Host is right across from 23.

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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012, 10:17:14 AM »
The Host is right across from 23.
That makes sense, as I think the generators allowed zone has been restricted to the first loop only. Any other tweaks needed to my map? I gave up waiting for the park to put one online. They seem to be ok with just the recreation.gov interactive map.

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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2012, 10:32:49 PM »
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Any other tweaks needed to my map?


Did they really take out the water faucets in the first loop? Seems odd that the second loop has 3 and none in the first.

Went back and read the posts from the start and saw the old map with no faucets as well. Odd, I've stayed in the first loop more than 20 times I would guess and I would have remembered hiking more than a couple of campsites to get water. Seems like there was one across road from the new 3 and 4.
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2012, 07:58:39 AM »
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Any other tweaks needed to my map?


Did they really take out the water faucets in the first loop? Seems odd that the second loop has 3 and none in the first.

Went back and read the posts from the start and saw the old map with no faucets as well. Odd, I've stayed in the first loop more than 20 times I would guess and I would have remembered hiking more than a couple of campsites to get water. Seems like there was one across road from the new 3 and 4.
I doubt anyone with the park went to the trouble to check the locations of the water faucets for the map. I'm guessing they just left the faucet icons in place from previous maps. I guess we need someone to note all of the correct faucet locations and I'll update the map accordingly.

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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2012, 11:28:23 AM »
Richard,

The host is actually located where you have #2. There were 2 campers in the host place. One is across from #19, and the other is across from #23.
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2012, 08:11:55 PM »
The host is actually located where you have #2. There were 2 campers in the host place. One is across from #19, and the other is across from #23.
Hmmm, now I'm confused. Maybe I'll let you edit the image and move the sites around as needed.

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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2012, 09:25:50 PM »
The host is actually located where you have #2. There were 2 campers in the host place. One is across from #19, and the other is across from #23.
Hmmm, now I'm confused. Maybe I'll let you edit the image and move the sites around as needed.

Actually not where you have #2, sorry, but #19 is a bit farther NW, cause it is directly across from the host
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Re: Basin Campground Info
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2012, 09:50:41 PM »
Looking at google earth, I think this closer to reality.


 


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