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Five days car camping in BBRSP

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Re: Five days car camping in BBRSP
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 08:06:23 PM »
Happy Birthday and congratulations on retirement!
Thank you sir!

Re: Five days car camping in BBRSP
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 08:12:39 PM »

I got my usual site at Seminole (#10), which was almost empty, except for the trailer/rv across from me which kept their whole site illuminated all night long because....?

Clearly, you looked like a killer......

+1 on the sunrise!!!!!!  I've never seen a better one.  Also, the wind has been really unpredictable this season.  Mule Ears, Flash, and I were all in BBNP the week of December 8-14, and it see-sawed back and forth between calm(ish) and hurricane(ish).  Sounds like you  made the best of the shutdown. Congrats on a successful beginning to retirement!!!!  Think of all the trails you can explore now.

I've camped enough out there, and in the Guadalupe Mountains, to know the wind can totally surprise you. I had a backup plan, and a backup backup plan as well (hell my Tacoma with a camper was only 100 yards away) if the winds had kicked up that night. But I hoped for the best, planned for the worst. Actually the weather was perfect nearly the whole time; there was one night with some wind and occasional rain at Papalotito Colorado (the same night the previous campers at FV had complained about) but otherwise typically perfect Big Bend area January weather.

I don't like to talk too much about how nice BBRSP is cuz..., you know, people.

Re: Five days car camping in BBRSP
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 08:14:27 PM »

Clearly, you looked like a killer......

+1 on the sunrise!!!!!!  I've never seen a better one.  Also, the wind has been really unpredictable this season.  Mule Ears, Flash, and I were all in BBNP the week of December 8-14, and it see-sawed back and forth between calm(ish) and hurricane(ish).  Sounds like you  made the best of the shutdown. Congrats on a successful beginning to retirement!!!!  Think of all the trails you can explore now.
LOL...maybe he was chomping too aggressively for their comfort.  :icon_biggrin:

+1 on the sunrise, absolutely breathtaking!
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But I was munching on very quiet jerky that night!

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Re: Five days car camping in BBRSP
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 06:23:47 AM »
this one :

Ahhh, that was from the 2010 trip. You're making me exercise my memory muscles here...I looked at the album and I'm pretty sure that's in the middle of a hike I did down from Pila Montoya #3 campsite down to Fresno creek, where it hits a 4x4 road. The "trail" i took is an old and long unmaintained road; I was noting some of the washouts/gaps in the trail as being even a pain for a bike. Definitely wasn't driving on that one. Maybe I ought to have captioned more of those...I'll get to it. Tomorrow!


Good , thanks. I was curious because that looks like something to avoid but if you did it in a 2wd my judgement is off
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Re: Five days car camping in BBRSP
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 09:47:32 AM »
Great stuff ag, the sunrise picture is mesmerizing!
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