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Vehicle limits in BBRSP camp sites?

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: Vehicle limits in BBRSP camp sites?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2016, 10:35:32 AM »
The Botella Trail was originally a trail, but CBP kept driving it in trucks so we just opened it up to motor vehicles. The Easternmost eventually joins Casa Piedra. The Western spur was pretty much unnavigable this spring, but the main eastern leg was fine if VERY rough. With the rains this summer I would definitely be prepared to rebuild the road, as well as for a proper desert "car wash" from the brush. I haven't heard of anyone up that way recently, so the adventure quotient is high,... it could be great or it could be a disaster!
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Re: Vehicle limits in BBRSP camp sites?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2016, 10:46:24 AM »
The Botella Trail was originally a trail, but CBP kept driving it in trucks so we just opened it up to motor vehicles. The Easternmost eventually joins Casa Piedra. The Western spur was pretty much unnavigable this spring, but the main eastern leg was fine if VERY rough. With the rains this summer I would definitely be prepared to rebuild the road, as well as for a proper desert "car wash" from the brush. I haven't heard of anyone up that way recently, so the adventure quotient is high,... it could be great or it could be a disaster!
I'm kind of jealous they get to drive out there all the time  :D

Well that's perfect. I got together with part of the group on Saturday and pulled out the paper map I bought at Sauceda last time. We were looking at the Eastern leg, since it seemed a bit longer of a route.
I saw on another post that Fresno Canyon is still closed?  How bad is it?

And lastly for today:  Are campsite reservations needed or recommended?  I know they are for the bunkhouse, trying to find out if the group want to stop there our first night after a long drive from DFW.
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Re: Vehicle limits in BBRSP camp sites?
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2016, 08:09:05 AM »
Fresno is pretty bad both from the North and the South (not public). From the North, the road is impassable below the La Posta Hill and again North of Manos Arribas.

As far as reservations go, I will always suggest making reservations for campsites and the bunkhouse. There is nothing worse than having to jocky for a site after a long drive. The bunkhouse is an especially good place to stay at the front and back end of a long overlanding trip in the park!
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Re: Vehicle limits in BBRSP camp sites?
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2016, 12:59:21 PM »
Fresno is pretty bad both from the North and the South (not public). From the North, the road is impassable below the La Posta Hill and again North of Manos Arribas.

As far as reservations go, I will always suggest making reservations for campsites and the bunkhouse. There is nothing worse than having to jocky for a site after a long drive. The bunkhouse is an especially good place to stay at the front and back end of a long overlanding trip in the park!

Someone posted on Facebook that Fresno is back open?

I just made reservations yesterday. We are down to 4 vehicles/5 adults.  My friend with the Humvee is having surgery.
Looking forward to heading out in less than 6 weeks.
Still looking into options for the 1st night after a long drive from DFW.  Either the bunkhouse or Terlingua Ghost town.  Some of the folks might want to spend time on the porch that evening.
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