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Basin campground - best sites?

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Offline Mystr0183

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Re: Basin campground - best sites?
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2014, 04:26:04 PM »
I'll be heading out tomorrow night. I can try to update you guys on the locations if need be.  Can also provide photos if you want.

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: Basin campground - best sites?
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2014, 08:59:16 AM »
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I'll be heading out tomorrow night. I can try to update you guys on the locations if need be.  Can also provide photos if you want.

That would be great Mystr0183!

I understand the website that has all the pictures (http://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/Chisos-Basin) is numbered with the old campsite #s... Pics of the sites w/ the current numbers would be fantastic!
You don't travel to see different things,
You travel to see things differently.

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Offline Mystr0183

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Re: Basin campground - best sites?
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2014, 08:14:08 PM »
Will do.

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Offline Mystr0183

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Re: Basin campground - best sites?
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2014, 10:57:57 PM »
Sorry i didn't get any photos of the campsites. Most were taken and i didn't want to look like a creeper taking photos of them.

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: Basin campground - best sites?
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2014, 08:49:18 AM »
Yeah, that's always the problem!  We need the google car to go thru the Basin...  :icon_wink:
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You travel to see things differently.

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Offline kevint

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Re: Basin campground - best sites?
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2014, 09:30:39 AM »
Sorry i didn't get any photos of the campsites. Most were taken and i didn't want to look like a creeper taking photos of them.
Hey, you never know.  Last winter I made the drive to Pine Canyon and decided to grab pictures of all the campsites along the way.  One of the sites was occupied but I was undeterred.  I stopped, rolled down my window and clicked away.  The campsite owner appeared from behind his popup (yep a popup on Pine Canyon road) and strolled out to see what I was up to.  Turned out to be our own Jimbow!  I got to meet my first Bender from BBC.  From a distance, opportunities look a lot like risks.
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: Basin campground - best sites?
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2014, 04:23:21 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for all the good Basin campground advice -- maps, numbered google earth pics, etc.  Not wanting to drive an hour or more one-way from a backcountry site over and over during our trip next year, we decided to try the not-so-private, but much-more-convenient Chisos campground for a change (have camped there before, but not since 1987 or so). 

I hit the reservation site Sunday (September 7th) at 10 am (exactly 6 months from Spring Break - which is the only time we can really go) - got the exact site we wanted!  (special thanks to SA Bill - he gave the winning recommendation)

If anyone else is going to be around during SB, maybe we can say hi and share a view of the window...

Oh, and though it's a long way away, I'll try to get a new pic of each site, if I don't look like a creeper myself  :)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2014, 04:32:32 PM by ds9writer »
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