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Title: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: roadtrip on August 06, 2019, 11:48:54 AM
My plan is to visit Big Bend this year from October 27 - November 2.  I'm hoping to avoid crowds. I'll be backpacking in the Chisos starting Sunday a.m and leaving the park the following Saturday. Being as it will be during the school year and mostly weekdays, I'm hoping to have it pretty much to myself.  Does Big Bend usually have many people at these times?
Thanks
Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: mule ears on August 06, 2019, 12:05:52 PM
You should pretty much have it all to yourself and the weather should be turning to just about perfect.  Of the decent weather months (Oct.-March) October has the fewest backcountry visits of all followed by February.  What good timing!  Here is the Parks Statistics page (https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/Reports/Park/BIBE).
Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: roadtrip on August 06, 2019, 12:10:25 PM
Thanks Mule Ears. That's music to my ears.
Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: Jim on August 06, 2019, 12:15:45 PM
There was actually "moderate" usage of the Chisos camp sites back in 2017 for the time frame you referenced.  I suspect usage would be similar this year.
Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: Casa Grande on August 06, 2019, 01:17:02 PM
Unless it's Spring Break, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, crowds are not a worry in Big Bend.  You'll have a great time, just be careful of the club dragging floating gray head on Colima. 

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Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: dprather on August 06, 2019, 03:18:49 PM
Unless it's Spring Break, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, crowds are not a worry in Big Bend.  You'll have a great time, just be careful of the club dragging floating gray head on Colima. 

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Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: House Made of Dawn on August 06, 2019, 05:37:25 PM
Unless it's Spring Break, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, crowds are not a worry in Big Bend.  You'll have a great time, just be careful of the club dragging floating gray head on Colima. 

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Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: The Scorpion on August 06, 2019, 07:27:56 PM
The temps in the upper elevations will be great, low to mid 50's at night and warm during the day (not blazing hot, but warm)
Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: roadtrip on August 25, 2019, 11:35:47 AM
Unless it's Spring Break, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, crowds are not a worry in Big Bend.  You'll have a great time, just be careful of the club dragging floating gray head on Colima. 

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Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: Imre on August 25, 2019, 03:22:37 PM
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Unless it's Spring Break, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, crowds are not a worry in Big Bend.
Also Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
Title: Re: Crowds in mid fall?
Post by: alanmalk on August 26, 2019, 05:00:38 PM
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Unless it's Spring Break, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, crowds are not a worry in Big Bend.
Also Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
Group sites in the Chisos Basin are fully booked over Labor Day.

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Alan