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Offline RichardM

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Yelp review
« on: May 28, 2016, 12:42:31 PM »
Thanks to Casa Grande's wife for finding this.

8/25/15

“My girlfriend and I decided to drive all the way accross Texas overnight to get there right as the visitor center in the Chisos Basin was opening to get backcountry permits since it was the first one to open and we wanted to get some good campsites. When we arrived, we were told they were not issuing permits there because they didn’t have any gas or electricity. They didn’t expect to get any electricity for at least half a week. Have you ever camped with a woman for half a week where there is no available warm running water anywhere? They start to stink. And complain. And to top it off we never got to see any bears of mountain lions. You’d think with a park that size and such low populations of those critters they could train them to hang out 100 yards or so from the trails and stuff, but apparently our governments is too incompetent to even pull off some basic services. Thanks a lot Obama.”

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Offline badknees

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 01:25:13 PM »
Not surprised.......Rid iculous is today's norm.
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Offline mule ears

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 02:46:15 PM »
Classic and sad.   :icon_cry:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 03:35:03 PM »
"You’d think with a park that size and such low populations of those critters they could train them to hang out 100 yards or so from the trails and stuff, but apparently our governments is too incompetent to even pull off some basic services. Thanks a lot Obama."

We all thing "the kids today" are stupid. But....

Almost certainly tongue in cheek: "You'd think ... they could train them to hang out 100 yards or so from the trails" The kids are not that stupid.

So likely "our government is to incompetent to even pull off some basic services. Thanks a lot Obama." is TIC too.

They're just trolling us?

Geezer

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 03:43:53 PM »
Some people write bogus reviews just to amuse themselves...

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2016, 05:40:40 PM »
I love this line:

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Have you ever camped with a woman for half a week where there is no available warm running water anywhere? They start to stink. And complain.

Mind you, I won't be showing it to the wife, but I do love it.

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2016, 08:49:33 AM »
Yeah, that line got me too, though I can honestly answer yes to that question and categorically state that, despite the inevitable stinking, there was absolutely no complaining. If running water is a must, then maybe the desert is not the place for you or your lady friend.

And yes, one-star Yelp reviews of National Parks has been a thing for a while. State parks too. Hard to say how seriously to take them, but I have had people express similarly ridiculous complains in person. So far I have not laughed in anyone's face, but I have come damned close.

http://www.backpacker.com/news-and-events/news/weird-outdoor-news/the-best-yelp-reviews-of-national-parks/
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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2016, 08:53:58 AM »
During last Spring Break, I stopped by Ranger Tim's Barton Warnock Center.

An obviously frustrated father/husband was asking one of the desk rangers this question:  "We came out here to spend Spring Break, is there anything to do out here?"

I'm guessing he didn't give his Big bend experience five stars.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2016, 11:14:42 AM »
The Big Bend is not for everyone, that's for sure!
"The greatest happiness possible to man ... is to become civilized, to know the pageant of the past, to love the beautiful,... and then, retaining animal instincts and appetites, to live in the wilderness"
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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2016, 03:55:09 PM »
The Big Bend is not for everyone, that's for sure!

Thanks goodness
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline Casa Grande

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2016, 08:34:09 PM »
Sniff sniff.

I smell something? Sniff sniff

What is that smell I'm smelling?

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Re: Yelp review
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2016, 01:04:18 PM »
Some people just dont know how far 48 oz of water, camp soap and a bandana can go to freshen up.

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