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End of Spring-Break Crunch????

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Offline dprather

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End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:52:32 PM »
It seems as if a lot of Texas schools got spring break out of the way pretty early in March, but I don't know about the other schools that feed kids toward Big Bend this time of year.

QUESTION: is there any way of knowing when the spring-break crunch will be over this year??

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

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 03:02:29 PM »
Aren't you in the Park about now?  :eusa_think:

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 03:44:31 PM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 08:15:38 PM »
Aren't you in the Park about now?  :eusa_think:

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

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 08:16:44 PM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

Can't you imagine that the earth under spring breakers feet is welcoming this news?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 11:45:47 PM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

This is a really valuable resource - thanks.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline Mesquito

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 06:38:32 AM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

Looks like I値l be sharing Grand Staircase-Escalante with the debauched hordes from MIT.

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 07:42:17 AM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

Looks like I値l be sharing Grand Staircase-Escalante with the debauched hordes from MIT.

I think your pretty safe then.  Could be snowy and cold there, might be the bigger problem. 
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 08:42:23 AM »
Aren't you in the Park about now?  :eusa_think:

It crashed Flash.

Ouch! Regrouping and replanning, no doubt!

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 10:25:23 AM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

But every Texas school besides Texas State and University of Texas at Austin have Spring Break this week (3/9-3/17)... I would think that it would be a majority of Texans that would visit Big Bend?  Would love to hear reports from boots on the ground this week to see how crowded it is.  Me and some friends (we aren't in college hahaha) are heading there Thursday thru Sunday (3/21-3/24) next week.  Should we be nervous?

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 11:04:58 AM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

But every Texas school besides Texas State and University of Texas at Austin have Spring Break this week (3/9-3/17)... I would think that it would be a majority of Texans that would visit Big Bend?  Would love to hear reports from boots on the ground this week to see how crowded it is.  Me and some friends (we aren't in college hahaha) are heading there Thursday thru Sunday (3/21-3/24) next week.  Should we be nervous?

I would still be some nervous, still lots of big eastern and northern schools on spring break next week.  The few times I was out there at spring break there were lots of out of state plates.
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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 01:23:44 PM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

Looks like I値l be sharing Grand Staircase-Escalante with the debauched hordes from MIT.

I think your pretty safe then.  Could be snowy and cold there, might be the bigger problem.

I know it. The trip is locked in and looks like conditions are really sketchy up there. We値l just do what we can.  The plan was to have no plan.   It痴 looking like a very good plan right now.

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2019, 04:03:08 PM »
Here is a listing of all college spring breaks.  While there are some that go as late as the third week of April the bulk of the big schools are over after this coming week (3/16-3/24).

Looks like I値l be sharing Grand Staircase-Escalante with the debauched hordes from MIT.

About eight years ago I ran into a group of young female MIT students who were climbing Pinnacles in, uh, "nonstandard" hiking outfits.  Being old has its advantages.  I actually got close enough to them to enjoy several refreshing conversations.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: End of Spring-Break Crunch????
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2019, 04:05:01 PM »
Aren't you in the Park about now?  :eusa_think:

It crashed Flash.

Ouch! Regrouping and replanning, no doubt!

Yes.  After strongly considering throwing my backpacking equipment into the pond where some of my golf clubs still remain, I am regrouping and replanning.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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