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Strategies for securing a camp site

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Offline RickM

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Strategies for securing a camp site
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:35:39 PM »
Last minute question . . .

I am headed to BB tomorrow.  At this time of year, any advice for securing a campsite.  How early do I need to get there?  Which sites fill up the fastest?  (I need little space.  Going to pitch a tent and/or sleep in my van.)

I'm assuming I'm ok since the long (President's Day) weekend is past and we're not yet at spring break.  But would appreciate any advice.

I'm aware of the backcountry options, but for my first few days, I'm looking at Chisos.
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Offline RichardM

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Re: Strategies for securing a camp site
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 09:52:25 PM »
Basin campground sites should not be too much problem this week. Still, I'd plan on getting there as early in the morning as possible if the campground filled up the day before. Check in with the campground host to find out which sites will be coming open that day. Driving around looking for people packing up also works. Good luck.

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Re: Strategies for securing a camp site
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 10:40:41 PM »
Thanks, Richard.  I'm in Alpine now, so should be able to get there fairly early.  Love your forum and I hope I can contribute after my trip.

 


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