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March trip info.

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Offline La rouge vache

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March trip info.
« on: February 18, 2007, 03:34:56 PM »
Greetings-

   I am going to BBNP on March 10-17. After I leave, I will be by myself. I am planning on heading West to Candelaria. However, I have gotten the idea of going into BBRSP for a day trip, just to scope it out and see what is there for a more detailed future trip. My questions are these: How hard is it to get into the park? Do I have to make reservations if I'm not camping? Can I go by myself, without a ranger? I really plan on just staying on the main road until the end, do a little photograpy, and out. Any info. will be helpful! thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 11:23:57 AM »
To get into the interior of the park itself, you must pay the day use fee either at Warnock or Fort Leaton or the office just down the road from Fort Leaton.  There is a locked gate many miles down the road (Casa Piedra) from the river road that you need the combo to.  You can only get the combo at these places during normal business hours.  No reservations required, unless you want to stay in the big house, bunk house, or have one of the outstanding dinners that they prepare from scratch in the bunk house.  They have pay tours of the area to various sensitive spots that you can join up.  But, normally you just pay your day use fee and have at it by yourself.  Make darn sure that you have a good spare and that your jack works  :!:   Plug kit would be good too.  Road is in really good shape, but it's dirt/gravel/rock.  Suitable for standard passanger vehicles unless you go off on the Oso Loop trail.  

SEE:       http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/calendar/?calpage=s0011  and http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/big_bend_ranch/

NOTE:  It's a very long haul from BIBE to BBRSP so you need to be on the road very early.  It's a full day trip plus and you still won't see it all.

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: March trip info.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 06:32:30 PM »
Quote from: "La rouge vache"
Greetings-

   I am going to BBNP on March 10-17. After I leave, I will be by myself. I am planning on heading West to Candelaria. However, I have gotten the idea of going into BBRSP for a day trip, just to scope it out and see what is there for a more detailed future trip. My questions are these: How hard is it to get into the park? Do I have to make reservations if I'm not camping? Can I go by myself, without a ranger? I really plan on just staying on the main road until the end, do a little photograpy, and out. Any info. will be helpful! thanks in advance.


 Hahahaaaa...My dear Red Mooooooo :!: ...love that name...LOL :!:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline La rouge vache

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 09:19:45 PM »
Thanks for the info., it'll come in handy. I will stop at BBRSP on my way out of BBNP, so I won't have to backtrack, probably stay in Presidio that night. As for my screen name, it is as close to "The Red Buffalo" as I could get in cajun french! :wink: My wifes cousin took the name "Red Buffalo", then kinda gloated because he got it first, so I figured out another way to get it, too! :twisted: My wife and her cousin (Red Buffalo) are both cajuns, that's why I chose that language.

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Offline RichardM

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 09:40:13 PM »
Quote from: "La rouge vache"
As for my screen name, it is as close to "The Red Buffalo" as I could get in cajun french! :wink: My wifes cousin took the name "Red Buffalo", then kinda gloated because he got it first, so I figured out another way to get it, too! :twisted: My wife and her cousin (Red Buffalo) are both cajuns, that's why I chose that language.

You could've gone with "Le Bison Rouge".  Google first suggested "le buffle rouge", but I like the sound of the first one better.

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Offline La rouge vache

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 04:50:45 AM »
Yes, you are right! After digging around on the internet for "cajun dictionaries", I gave up too easily, I guess, and settled for the present form...guess I was in too much of a rush, trying to get started on this site! :? Don't tell "Red Buffalo", he'll never let me hear the end of it!!! :lol:

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 07:13:38 AM »
Heh-heh......you spoke French! :roll:


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Offline RichardM

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 09:12:31 AM »
Quote from: "La rouge vache"
Yes, you are right! After digging around on the internet for "cajun dictionaries", I gave up too easily, I guess, and settled for the present form...guess I was in too much of a rush, trying to get started on this site! :? Don't tell "Red Buffalo", he'll never let me hear the end of it!!! :lol:

Besides, from what little I remember of my limited foreign language studies (one year of Spanish in H.S.), "la rouge vache" is the equivalent of saying "the cow red".  If you did decide to change usernames, you wouldn't be the first.  Even "Casa Grande" has changed names.   :)

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 11:08:20 AM »
No no ...leave it like that: " La rouge vache "  sounds dairy. It blends perfectly well with us nutcases , who love the desert.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline presidio

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007, 11:10:43 AM »
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No no ...leave it like that: " La rouge vache "  sounds dairy. It blends perfectly well with us nutcases , who love the desert.


Ah, just change 'rouge' to 'rogue' and all will be well. :P
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