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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Big Bend Photographs => Topic started by: 01ACRViper on February 28, 2006, 11:08:39 PM

Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: 01ACRViper on February 28, 2006, 11:08:39 PM
i got inspired yesterday to get my site back up after i switched hosting. the galleries go in chronological order, so enjoy  :lol:

http://www.grbphotography.net/
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: BigBendHiker on March 01, 2006, 06:00:41 AM
Nice gallery of pics!  Thanks for posting!
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: RichardM on March 01, 2006, 08:42:48 AM
Excellent pics, although I've only peeked at a few.  Love the Barton Creek shots.  I spent the better part of my childhood roaming Barton Creek, primarily the section from 360 down to Cherry Hole.  We lived about a block from the Broken Spoke and I and my buddies would head off to the woods after school and just about every day during the summer.
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: Casa Grande on March 02, 2006, 09:44:05 AM
Quote from: "RichardM"
Excellent pics, although I've only peeked at a few.  Love the Barton Creek shots.  I spent the better part of my childhood roaming Barton Creek, primarily the section from 360 down to Cherry Hole.  We lived about a block from the Broken Spoke and I and my buddies would head off to the woods after school and just about every day during the summer.


yeah, unfortunately those "woods" you are referring too have given way to Starbucks, million dollar homes and yuppie food....
Title: Barton Creek
Post by: RichardM on March 02, 2006, 09:49:53 AM
Quote from: "David Locke"
Quote from: "RichardM"
Excellent pics, although I've only peeked at a few.  Love the Barton Creek shots.  I spent the better part of my childhood roaming Barton Creek, primarily the section from 360 down to Cherry Hole.  We lived about a block from the Broken Spoke and I and my buddies would head off to the woods after school and just about every day during the summer.

yeah, unfortunately those "woods" you are referring too have given way to Starbucks, million dollar homes and yuppie food....

Fortunately my woods are part of the protected greenbelt and are not open to development.  I still remember being sickened as a fourth grader when they started building ant hill apartments across the creek from Campbell's Hole.  Now, if you head way upstream to the Barton Creek golf course and development, then you better be packin some serious money.  I can remember when they opened the golf course, because that was the first time the creek went dry and stayed that way through most of the summer.  They tried to claim they weren't using that much water to keep their course green, but we knew better.  I'd much rather play disc golf anyway.
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: Casa Grande on March 02, 2006, 09:53:32 AM
disk golf rocks...although i suck at it  :lol:
Title: disc golf
Post by: RichardM on March 02, 2006, 10:05:47 AM
Quote from: David Locke
disk golf rocks...although i suck at it  :lol:
When I last played my brother beat me by 14 shots.  I gave up 7 on the first two holes, got back to even in a few holes, then proceded to drop a shot or two for the rest of the course (Circle C in Austin).  Just one of those days.  At least I didn't lose any discs or draw blood.  And the creek was dry so we didn't have to get wet.  Good thing as the temp was in the low forties.
How does that old quote go?  "Golf is a lot like sex.  You don't have to be good at it to enjoy it."
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: randell on March 02, 2006, 02:47:18 PM
I really dig disc golf.  I've only played in the Houston area, though.  I need to hit some courses in the Hill Country.  Probably even more fun there.  It gets really interesting when you get one stuck in a tree.  Then get another disc stuck in the tree trying to get the first one out. :oops:
Title: Real Men
Post by: SHANEA on March 02, 2006, 03:15:27 PM
Oh come on, Real Men play Real Golf!   :lol:   Ride around in the golf carts with our beers and say that we are getting exercise while chasing little white balls around - tossing clubs, taking mulligans.  I shoot about 100 on a good day, of course, that's by playing with our rules, no such thing as a lost ball, no such thing as a water hazard, etc.  We play golf for fun, knowing that we will never be on the tournament.   8)
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: SHANEA on March 02, 2006, 03:18:13 PM
Quote from: "Randell"
I need to hit some courses in the


Well, if you are ever up this way some Presidents Day holiday, there is a course right a cross the street from my house.  Lots of trees and creeks.  Never played the game, so I don't know if the course is worth a darn or not.  Seems to be a lot of people playing it though.
Title: disc golf
Post by: RichardM on March 02, 2006, 03:32:07 PM
Hmmmm, maybe David should break off this thread to its own Off Topic topic.  Randell, you should know better than to use a disc to knock another one out of a tree.  That's what rocks are for!  Shane, your rules for regular golf are pretty much what we use on the disc golf courses, only without the golf carts.  I've seen guys dragging small coolers of beer on wheels along with their disc bags.  Personally I usually keep my drinking and throwing separate, primarily cuz I'm too lazy to haul beer around.  We used to try to keep score, recording mulligans and shots where you hit either the chains or basket but the disc doesn't stay in, etc.  Now we just keep track of who's losing/winning and by how many shots.  Another advantage to disc golf is there are rarely any greens fees.  It's also a lot easier to toss a few discs into the back of the car as opposed to clubs.  Of course, in Austin, you're liable to encounter some unusual smells of non-tobacco agricultural products being burned, but not by me.  Haven't ever noticed much of that around Houston.
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: Casa Grande on March 02, 2006, 03:58:19 PM
yeah, sorry, Viper, we hijacked your post  :cry:
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: 01ACRViper on March 02, 2006, 06:05:50 PM
Quote from: "David Locke"
yeah, sorry, Viper, we hijacked your post  :cry:


at least i contributed a conversation location :D
Title: Disc Golf in Ft. Stockton
Post by: RichardM on March 03, 2006, 01:28:53 PM
Anybody care to throw a round or two before heading down to the park?
Stakitas Disc Golf Course (http://pdga.com/course/courses_by_city.php?id=1682)
Title: pictures from my trips to Big Bend
Post by: randell on March 03, 2006, 02:44:42 PM
There we are, right back on the topic of the Big Bend Area!

I can't imagine what the course it like in Ft Stockton.  They don't even have trees and bayou's to be hazards there.  Just flat.  Maybe they just put the baskets really far apart.  Or maybe they have rattlesnake hazards.