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Backpacking in the DesertOpen zone camping permits are available for backpackers who wish to camp outside of the Chisos Mountains. The park is divided into a number of zones ranging from areas along popular trails to extremely isolated areas. Zone camping requires that you: * camp at least 1/2 mile from and out of sight of any road (including unpaved roads) * camp at least 100 yards from any trail, historic structure, archeological site, dry wash or cliff edge. * camp at least 1/4 mile away from any water source.
I kept going "shhhhhh!...listen"....nothing....it was truly amazing.
Quote from: "bdann"I kept going "shhhhhh!...listen"....nothing....it was truly amazing. Been there, done that. Group of people chatting out in the high desert, shhhhh... What do you hear? NOTHING - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING - NO WIND - NO BIRDS - THE TRUE SOUND OF SILENCE.The Natl. Geographic Map of Big Bend does show the areas that are ZONED NO CAMPING. It also has arrows indicating where ZONE CAMPING STARTS.
As we ramp up to the permit fee in Jan 2007, I am hoping to vastly improve the amount of backcountry prep material we have available, and eventually plan to provide both a listing of the zones and their capacities, but also a map.Be patient,E
bdann, you the man - I've looked for this map forever!
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