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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Big Bend Photographs => Topic started by: bdann on March 24, 2006, 10:24:51 PM

Title: In the backcountry...
Post by: bdann on March 24, 2006, 10:24:51 PM
Alright, just sharing more photos....all made in May 2003:

Paradise, Fresno campsite, doesn't get much better than this
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/Fresno.jpg)

Mariscal Mine looming
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/mariscal.jpg)

Another shot at the mine
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/mariscal1.jpg)

My friend Grant at Fresno, taking advantage of some shade
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/grantfresno.jpg)

I'm on the left (beer is good)
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/relaxing.jpg)

Sun going down from Fresno
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/fresnosunset.jpg)

The moon coming up over Mariscal Mountain
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/mariscalmoon.jpg)

Sunrise
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/fresnosunrise.jpg)

A rather desolate section of the Black Gap Road
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/blackgap.jpg)

More of the Black Gap
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/funstuff.jpg)

We peed on the rocks to mark where the tires needed to go :oops:
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/carefull.jpg)

It was WAY worse than it looks.  Anyone that's been down the Black Gap is familiar with this....right south of Glenn Springs....say no more
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/ouch.jpg)

Back at Fresno
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/fresno2.jpg)

Sunset along the Maverick Road
(http://www.dannphoto.com/images/bc/mavericksunset.jpg)
Title: Inginuity!
Post by: SHANEA on March 24, 2006, 11:22:18 PM
Now that's what I call inginuity

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We peed on the rocks to mark where the tires needed to go  


Any chance you are from the Aggieland School of Engineering?  I guess you peed Shiner Boch!  It looks HOT out there, not scorching hot, but hot.

Now, I like your pics!  I like people, trucks, and equipment in the pictures of the desert.  Outstanding.  Two thumbs up!

I really like the shot of the desolete strech of Black Gap road.
Title: Re: Inginuity!
Post by: randell on March 24, 2006, 11:49:47 PM
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Now that's what I call inginuity

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We peed on the rocks to mark where the tires needed to go  


Better than peeing on the tires to mark where the rocks go!
Title: Great Pics
Post by: Goldilocks on March 25, 2006, 10:42:12 AM
Your pics made me wish that my next trip to BB could be before November.  :(  I am thinking about running down there the last week of April but wondering if it will be too hot.  I know I can get back there the first week of November.  Again, wonderful pics, especially the sunrise/sunset shots. :)   No comment on the peeing on the rocks  :wink:
Title: In the backcountry...
Post by: bdann on March 25, 2006, 03:48:20 PM
The hottest trip I ever made was in July.  The heat was inescapable if you weren't in the Chisos.  We camped at RGV one night, there were maybe four sites occupied.  it was so hot in the afternoon, just zero activity.  we just layed out in the grass and snoozed all afternoon.  Inside the RGV store their thermometer was reading 90+ in the heat of the afternoon...that's INSIDE the store.

I'm considering a trip in May, heat be damned.
Title: In the backcountry...
Post by: 01ACRViper on March 25, 2006, 07:14:42 PM
Quote from: "bdann"
The hottest trip I ever made was in July.  The heat was inescapable if you weren't in the Chisos.  We camped at RGV one night, there were maybe four sites occupied.  it was so hot in the afternoon, just zero activity.  we just layed out in the grass and snoozed all afternoon.  Inside the RGV store their thermometer was reading 90+ in the heat of the afternoon...that's INSIDE the store.

I'm considering a trip in May, heat be damned.


i climbed vernon bailey 4 days from June. it wasn't unbearable in teh chisos, and it was just pretty hot on the floor. i wouldn't mind venturing there that time of year again  :oops:
Title: April weather
Post by: Goldilocks on March 27, 2006, 12:08:12 PM
I looked at the averages for April and the website said the average high was about 81.  It didn't say if this was in the desert or the mountains.  Perhaps they average the averages from around the park?? :D
Title: Mariscal Mine by Moonlight
Post by: jeffblaylock on March 27, 2006, 12:44:37 PM
One of my favorite nights at BBNP was a stay at Fresno. It was a full moon that night. We left our headlamps at the campsite and trudged down the road to the outbuildings surrounding the old mine. The desert takes on a surreal appearance under a bright moon, and the buildings cast some eerie shadows. We walked around for probably an hour or more before returning to camp. Then the wind kicked up -- not much protection from wind or sun at Fresno.
Title: In the backcountry...
Post by: Bobcat on March 28, 2006, 06:11:48 AM
There's something to be said for truck camping, bdann.  Also, something to be said for digi photoging. Nice series.
Title: Re: April weather
Post by: uh_clem on March 29, 2006, 10:42:30 AM
Quote from: "lisasmu05"
I looked at the averages for April and the website said the average high was about 81.  It didn't say if this was in the desert or the mountains.  Perhaps they average the averages from around the park?? :D


 I'd like to know that myself. I went to the park once around the first of April and temperatures were reported as high as 103.  :shock:  I assume that this is above normal temperature. The daily report for today lists a high temperature of 90 at RGV and 70 in the Basin. It also lists .03 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.  :)

Hey bdann, is your truck two wheel drive?
Title: Re: April weather
Post by: bdann on March 29, 2006, 01:02:02 PM
Quote from: "uh_clem"
Hey bdann, is your truck two wheel drive?


The Ranger in the photos isn't mine, but it's 4 wheel drive.