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Quote from: Ay Chihuahua! on November 27, 2007, 03:03:40 PMI've been told there is a gentleman working for the park who is currently GPSing all the springs in the park. I'm hoping to get in touch with him this week.When I've checked in at Barton Warnock the guys there always acted like the springs are a big secret and they don't want anybody to know there are reliable water sources. When I checked in for 4 days on the Rancherias Loop they made me tell them I was carrying 4 gallons of water (yeah, right!). They also said I was supposed to stay on the trail (yeah, right!). I know of another backpacker who couldn't get useful information from those guys. It seems like they don't trust the visitors to go out there, have a good time and survive.So if they GPS all the springs, what do you have to do to get the information? Is there a way to win the trust of these guys?
I've been told there is a gentleman working for the park who is currently GPSing all the springs in the park. I'm hoping to get in touch with him this week.
Yep...finally made contact and it looks like I'll be be hiking the the Bofecillos for several days and then maybe car camping near the Solitario for a night. Maybe I'll see some of you guys out there. Perhaps I could lure unsuspecting BBC'ers into fireside chats (lies) about the time I hiked the OML with nothing but flip-flops and a bandana, or the time I travled for a week with a pack of coyotes, or the time I hiked up Casa Grande on my hands, or....Would this work for bait?
They have also dispensed with the locked gate at the "main entrance" to the park complex way down Casa Piedra road.
While I like scotch very much, I like older scotch more in the 15-18 range.
On a related note, Questions raised after burros killed at Big Bend Ranch State Park
Wild Burros are being shot Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) has asked Peaceful Valley for assistance in removing the wild burros from the Big Bend State Park near the Mexican Border. A recent news story has circulated on the Internet describing the Park's current shooting policy. 18 wild burros have been shot in the last few months. The Directors of the TPWD have tried helicopter roundups in the past with no luck. The area is too big and the terrain is too rough. Our method of baiting, waiting and trapping is ideal for this situation. Many of the burros in this area have migrated into the park from Mexico and this is a major concern for the US Department of Agriculture. No one knows what diseases or parasites the burros may have. The government puts all of its "burro money" into the BLM program. This leaves nothing on the table for the other agencies. They are mandated to reduce the population and have no choice other than to shoot them. Peaceful Valley must usually fund these projects out of pocket. PVDR has a management plan that includes castration and selective removal. With better management, there would not be a need to constantly bring in large burro herds form the wild. In order to implement our plan, we must take on these types of projects to prove our worth to the Federal, State and Local agencies. As always, the public has voiced their opposition to the killing of the burros but that fact remains that without the help of Peaceful Valley, the TPWD will have no other alternative. This program is going to be very costly. We need everyone's help! Our Plan Mark Meyers will be given a tour of the park on Jan. 14 by TPWD Regional Director Mike Hill. After familiarizing himself with the burro herds, patterns of travel and watering holes, Mark will setup a capture area. The capture area will be baited with feed and salt to attract the burros. Stage 2Once the burros are comfortable with the trap area, the trap will be set. Up to 20 burros will be caught during each capture. Once captured, the burros will be taken to our Miles, TX facility for quarantine, blood and fecal testing and full medical evaluation. Stage 3Trained volunteers will begin working with the burros in order to make them adoptable to the public. Please contact Mark Meyers at mark@donkeyrescue. org for more information
EDIT:So as not to hijack my own thread...one more question to sort of tie it back in with BBRSP.Do you think the above language would allow me to slip a ranger a couple of 20 spots to park my truck at a chosen trailhead while I'm out backpacking?
Howdy. I do believe you need to read the full text of the enrolled version for clarification before you attempt to offer a gratuity to a LE or interp ranger as it might land you in hot water or the hoosegow...Enrolled Version
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