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Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP

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Offline aljones

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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2018, 06:05:56 PM »
Check with BBRSP and take a look at https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/big-bend-ranch/dog-policies]their policies.

As a ham radio operator I've helped at a couple of their races and bring my dogs with me but am real careful about letting them roam (they don't, three Huskies always on lead!).  The desert and especially off-leash in the desert is rough on dogs.  He'll need at least as much water as an adult will.

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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2018, 07:50:56 PM »
I took my wife’s Corgi on a short hike (4.5 mi. one way) up Rancherias Canyon at BBRSP. Her feet were raw and bleeding after 3 mi. Luckily I had some dog boots which I duck taped on her feet for protection. Aside from the terrain being too much for most dogs feet, they may not be aware of the thorny desert dangers. I think leaving them tied outdoors unattended could be risky as well.


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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2018, 03:03:54 PM »
Ranger Eric L. formerly of BBNP, some of you remember him, put it this  way,
 When you bring your dog to Big Bend you put it back in the food chain.

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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2018, 08:15:21 PM »
Ranger Eric L. formerly of BBNP, some of you remember him, put it this  way,
 When you bring your dog to Big Bend you put it back in the food chain.




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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2018, 01:19:54 PM »
I took my wife’s Corgi on a short hike (4.5 mi. one way) up Rancherias Canyon at BBRSP. Her feet were raw and bleeding after 3 mi. Luckily I had some dog boots which I duck taped on her feet for protection. Aside from the terrain being too much for most dogs feet, they may not be aware of the thorny desert dangers. I think leaving them tied outdoors unattended could be risky as well.[/url]

And this handily illustrates why we only permit dogs in BBRSP on Closed Canyon and Hoodoos trails, or 1/4 mile down our other trails. Local dogs die all the time from exposure and wildlife encounters, not to mention the potential for transmission of disease to/from wildlife. If you plan on hiking or biking, you are really better off finding a dog-sitter back at home.
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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2018, 06:33:08 PM »
Than you all for the comments. I just wanted to let everyone know that we just got back from our Big Bend trip and cant wait to go back.

We took highway 90 there. On our way there we stopped at Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center (wife really liked it, I think we spent about an hour there just walking around) and also at the Target at Marathon to take a photo.  We wanted to stop at the Prada Marfa but it was way out of our way and we were running short on time.

We checked-in at  Fort Leaton but decided to stop by the Sauceda Ranger Station where we bought a few things and got some ice.

It took us about two hours to get to Guale 2. The trail was actually rougher than I expected, specially towing my small offroad trailer, but overall we really enjoyed the drive.  The guale 2 site is incredible! the view is spectacular! We had really good weather, the highest temperature we saw was around 85deg. so we were able to hike around the site.

We stayed at Guale 2  for two nights. Originally it was three nights but decided to check out BBNP in order to make our return home trip shorter.  We took MR-170 and stopped by Terlingua . We got to BBNP right at 5pm so we couldnt get a primitive site so we stayed at the rio grande village campground which was really nice but I prefer primitive.

Overall it was a great trip and cant wait to go back.

Thanks for all your input.

PS: We didnt take the dogs









 

 
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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2018, 06:52:07 PM »
Thanks for the report, Big Bend is habit forming. Nice photo, looks like a great place to camp!

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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2018, 09:05:11 PM »
I'm already intrigued from the pic! More please!

Lovin your camping style!

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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2018, 03:58:39 PM »
Hey, I saw that pic on facebook, lol. Expedition campers and trailers, I think.
Looks like a cool setup you got there.  Hopefully you aired down to make the ride a little better.
I haven't been to Guale, it's always booked when I want to go.
Oh well, next time.  :)
Glad you had a great time.
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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2018, 06:44:32 PM »
I'm already intrigued from the pic! More please!

Lovin your camping style!

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Hey, I saw that pic on facebook, lol. Expedition campers and trailers, I think.
Looks like a cool setup you got there.  Hopefully you aired down to make the ride a little better.
I haven't been to Guale, it's always booked when I want to go.
Oh well, next time.  :)
Glad you had a great time.

I posted that photo at Texas Overland FB group. I love that photo! wife took it.

The trailer is a modify WWII Bantam T3 trailer or a Willys MBT, not sure, it is old. It was already hacked when I bough it so I can't really tell who manufactured it. It is very similar to the m100 or m416 trailers just slightly smaller I think. I have had it for 9 years now. I installed an adjustable rack for my roof top tent, spare tire carrier and jerry can holders. That's pretty much it. 

I made the reservation to Guale 2 in January since I heard that it gets booked fast.

Here is another photo. Early in the morning around 6:30am I think.
 

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Re: Hello from Corpus - First trip to BBRSP
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2018, 06:52:21 PM »
Great shots, and travel'in in style!

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