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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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Offline Casa Grande

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« on: January 12, 2007, 07:28:02 AM »
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As planning progressed for the new Big Bend National Park in the early 1940s, one prominent proposal called for the construction of a cog railroad or monorail from the Basin to the South Rim.


taken from the "Did you know?" tidbits from the bottom of the NPS webpages.  Can you imagine??  The horror of it all!  #-o

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Offline bdann

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 07:46:06 AM »
wow, glad that got nixed!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 09:08:25 AM »
They should build one that just transports people down from the Rim, because most deaths and accidents happen when mountain climbers are descending :roll:
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 12:33:47 PM »
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As planning progressed for the new Big Bend National Park in the early 1940s, one prominent proposal called for the construction of a cog railroad or monorail from the Basin to the South Rim.


taken from the "Did you know?" tidbits from the bottom of the NPS webpages.  Can you imagine??  The horror of it all!  #-o


I've often wondered why they don't have ski lifts all over the Chisos.....or a golf course about where the lion sign is up Basin road.   Hmmmmm.
Sounds like we almost did! :lol:
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