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We will bring wood for the fire ring (we love to sit around a fire at night). Is there a BBQ pit like other parks? If not, we can bring a camp stove. We have reservations for La Posta camp site. I can't imagine a bad camp site, but anyone have an opinion on that site?
I plan to stop for extra ice for my cooler prior to entering the park. I see 3 choices, get ice at the ranger station if they sell it there. Get it in Terlingua (we are coming from the coast and plan to go thru Terlingua so we can see the ghost town. Or, after driving the river road should I go into Presidio, get ice and return to Casa Peidra road to enter the park. Recommendations?
We'll post pics and a video when we get back and will definitely throw the link on here for you to see.
Geezer, Don & Carson,Geezer, don't fret being gloomy. 20 years as an officer with my local PD has taught me to consider, plan for and expect the worse.My son and I are planning to just do short hikes, maybe a few hours in the morning then head to camp for lunch and then a few hours in the afternoon. Even with that, we plan on each carrying a daypack with water, power bars, whistle and a fire starter. We'll have a basic first aid kit and we've already been discussing plans on what to do if we become hurt or separated. I'm printing maps from the web site and we plan to plan out our hikes prior to settting out, discussing what way the closest roads are, what direction we are heading, etc.I have 2 hand held GPS's and we'll throw in some extra batteries. I plan to teach my son how to use them while out there and want to actually have him mark our truck location prior to a hike and then have him navigate us back. Got an old Army compass as back up.
Getting back into the spririt of the orignal post, if you stop at Cuevas Amarillas be sure to check out the rock shelter "cave" and the rock art. Entering the park it will be just past the creek crossing at Cuevas Amarillas on your right. There is a little interpretive display, but it would be easy to drive right on by if you are not looking for it!
We will bring wood for the fire ring (we love to sit around a fire at night). Is there a BBQ pit like other parks? If not, we can bring a camp stove.
I plan to stop for extra ice for my cooler prior to entering the park.
...go thru Terlingua so we can see the ghost town.
...go into Presidio, get ice and return to Casa Peidra road to enter the park. Recommendations?
Once I enter the park, I don't plan to drive out until we leave (staying 3 nights).
Once in the park, with only 2 full days it seems like enough to see inside.
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