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Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park

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Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« on: January 05, 2008, 12:17:54 PM »
Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park


Moderator note:  I assume this is the article you were trying to link in...
« Last Edit: January 05, 2008, 12:35:38 PM by RichardM »

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 08:48:05 PM »
Thanks for that aritcle/link!

I looked up BBRSP and there was a newsletter ("El Solitario") that I saw (appeared to be a new addition to the park site).   Appears to have a map with a lot more backcountry sites marked.

It has been a while since I visited that State Park web site...that newsletter seems to have a lot of good information.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_br_p4507_1437_11_07.pdf

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 05:39:05 PM »
beware: signage is highly lacking, as was good directions to get to said camp sites  :eusa_doh:

we were aiming for Rincon 1, but we didn't know long piece of caution tape tied to bush meant Fresno Canyon, short piece meant Rincon. my bad  :eusa_whistle:

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 05:55:34 PM »
what were the roads like ? did you need 4wd. is high clearance enough?

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 06:28:06 PM »
Some of the new sites don't need 4-wheel drive.  Some of the ones you'll really want to go to do.  If you think your truck gets scratched on the back roads in BBNP you ain't seen nothing yet!  The old ranch roads have been lightly used and are very overgrown.  For the first time I'm thinking about getting a 4-wheel drive . . .

Al

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 07:26:41 PM »
Some of the new sites don't need 4-wheel drive.  Some of the ones you'll really want to go to do.  If you think your truck gets scratched on the back roads in BBNP you ain't seen nothing yet!  The old ranch roads have been lightly used and are very overgrown.  For the first time I'm thinking about getting a 4-wheel drive . . .

Al

SWEET, I am so READY.....   I even have 2 spares now.

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 07:56:49 PM »
We got one flat but the thorn didn't work out of the tire until Ft. Stockton where the tire was easily repaired for $10.  Talk about good luck! I would bring a hydraulic jack if you have one because there is a significant chance you'll want one instead of the crappy little jack that comes with your vehicle.  The rock on the road is primarily volcanic so it will eat your tires if you go too fast, too.

Al

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008, 08:30:29 PM »
We got one flat but the thorn didn't work out of the tire until Ft. Stockton where the tire was easily repaired for $10.  Talk about good luck! I would bring a hydraulic jack if you have one because there is a significant chance you'll want one instead of the crappy little jack that comes with your vehicle.  The rock on the road is primarily volcanic so it will eat your tires if you go too fast, too.

Al

Range Rover...  I am ready for most.  I have two spares because they are a special size, and the tires have been discontinued and they where only MFG in France.  Last month in AZ there was not a spare in the state to purchase after a side wall puncutre.  With the abs/stablity/traction controll all the tires need to be the same size.  I will be SOL when the dealer runs out of tires.

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008, 08:37:34 PM »
We got one flat but the thorn didn't work out of the tire until Ft. Stockton where the tire was easily repaired for $10.  Talk about good luck! I would bring a hydraulic jack if you have one because there is a significant chance you'll want one instead of the crappy little jack that comes with your vehicle.  The rock on the road is primarily volcanic so it will eat your tires if you go too fast, too.

Al

Range Rover...  I am ready for most.  I have two spares because they are a special size, and the tires have been discontinued and they where only MFG in France.  Last month in AZ there was not a spare in the state to purchase after a side wall puncutre.  With the abs/stablity/traction controll all the tires need to be the same size.  I will be SOL when the dealer runs out of tires.

Boy that sucks.  I would be all over Range Rover's ass on a deal like that! 

Al

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008, 08:46:03 PM »
Well, I have NEVER paid for a tire.  Land Rover / Range Rover Cover Tire Damage under the warrenty.  When I have gotten close to wearing a tire out a trip to South Texas fixes that with the under brush.  The truck still has 23k miles on the warrenty.  I might just have to trade it in on a newer one when I have to pay for the tires.   

I am one of the FEW Range Rover owners who take their trucks off road and use them as they are designed for.  MY Service guy loves me. 

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2008, 09:01:03 PM »
Never say never!

Al

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2008, 11:57:15 PM »
Never say never!

Al

That day will suck I have to buy 4 tires due to being is west Texas with no other options.  I hope they have 4 tires at the Study Butte Mall.

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2008, 09:41:07 AM »
what were the roads like ? did you need 4wd. is high clearance enough?

my friend's 2wd silverado made it down and back up fresno canyon, with just a little bit of trouble. the brush was almost the worst part.

cjacob, you wouldn't want to bring your shiny range rover out there, i bet paint isn't covered under the warranty, or the countless repairs that brand of vehicle is renowned for  :eusa_whistle:

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2008, 11:51:11 AM »
what were the roads like ? did you need 4wd. is high clearance enough?

my friend's 2wd silverado made it down and back up fresno canyon, with just a little bit of trouble. the brush was almost the worst part.

cjacob, you wouldn't want to bring your shiny range rover out there, i bet paint isn't covered under the warranty, or the countless repairs that brand of vehicle is renowned for  :eusa_whistle:

That pisses me off.  Fresno Canyon is where we wanted to go and the ranger said no to our full size high clearance Ford 2 wheel drive.  I really liked the rangers at BBRSP but sounds it like we had the wrong one when we got out permit.  We ended up leaving the park early because we couldn't do what we wanted to.

Al

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Re: Remote campsites now open at Big Bend Ranch State Park
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2008, 01:39:19 PM »
what were the roads like ? did you need 4wd. is high clearance enough?

my friend's 2wd silverado made it down and back up fresno canyon, with just a little bit of trouble. the brush was almost the worst part.

cjacob, you wouldn't want to bring your shiny range rover out there, i bet paint isn't covered under the warranty, or the countless repairs that brand of vehicle is renowned for  :eusa_whistle:

That pisses me off.  Fresno Canyon is where we wanted to go and the ranger said no to our full size high clearance Ford 2 wheel drive.  I really liked the rangers at BBRSP but sounds it like we had the wrong one when we got out permit.  We ended up leaving the park early because we couldn't do what we wanted to.

Al

if you enjoy your paint, it's a good thing you didn't. my grand cherokee got scratched up really badly, and my friend's truck is much, much worse. if we didn't have my jeep with a recovery strap, i don't think i would have liked to have his truck down there. he got stuck on a few spots that took rock pilling and careful maneuvering to get around. we'll see after a wash/polish tomorrow how many of his scratches are permanent

 


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