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Over-estimating your experience or under-estimating the terrain in a place like Big Bend can result in serious injury or death. Use the information and advice found here wisely. Climb/Hike/Camp/Drive at your own risk.

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FIRST TIMER

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Offline LLOPEZ

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FIRST TIMER
« on: January 24, 2019, 02:46:16 PM »
Hello all! This march will be me and two friends first time visiting BBNP. We are beyond excited and have most of the supplies already. What we lack is hiking experience as well as valuable info to know as first timers. I was wondering if there was any wisdom you guys are willing to share with me!

We are going to stay in BBNP for about 4 days since we are going to be coming from Davis Mts. So far we have river kayak trip, horseback riding and hiking the emery peak planned.

We are doing extra cardio in order to prepare for our hikes while we are there too!

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Offline mule ears

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Re: FIRST TIMER
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 04:12:02 PM »
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

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Offline NatureBoyFatAdam

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Re: FIRST TIMER
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 06:46:25 PM »
Hi LL,
The best wisdom I can pass on is; 4 days are NOT enough.
That's usually all the time I have and man, I hate to leave on that 4th day.
Ya'll have fun. Don't forget to smell that that sweet pinyon pine.
Check back in with a report of yall's adventure!

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Offline jim2

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Re: FIRST TIMER
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 08:03:52 PM »
  Every evening,  find a spot, sit and watch the sunset and then wait for the Alpen glow.
Start doing short hikes now, wear your boots and fully loaded pack.

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Offline LLOPEZ

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Re: FIRST TIMER
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 05:57:14 PM »

 


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