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"Here, here" on tweezers. Also have found wet wipes a necessity. And a night-time-so-I-can-sleep-DEEP medicine. The oddest thing for me is not 'stuff', but tradition. The same six guys have been taking a trip to the Bend since Easter of 1997. This has happened every year except 1998. In that time we've developed the following 'habits':-the first dinner we have hamburgers-the first full day of camping is what we call "Bend Free Day". This involves being able to go and do what we want. Or nothing at all.-the second night's dinner was tacos for a stretch, but last year we started stacked, red chile "Bendchiladas". I'll take four, topped with a fried egg please.-the last full day of camping the 6 of us agree on a hike or objective and do this together. We've rappelled Talley Mntn., done Casa Grande, ascended into the 'bowl' of the Alto Relex for lunch and naps, and I can't remember what else. Last year we cheated a bit, doing Capote Falls on the last day... not a exactly a park hike.-the last night's dinner consists of two fillets and four 1 lb. ribeyes hauled in from Amarillo. -the last two night's dinners are followed by dutch oven peach cobbler.-we're 35 to 36 years old lawyers, teachers, and principals and yet we have a "Camper of the Year" each year. We make nominations over steak, with reasons why, and then vote the next morning as we break camp.-nightly trips to the hot spring for cigars... this is done late so as to avoid sharing space.-last meal... depending on where we exit the Bend we take a last meal together in either Marfa, Marathon, or Fort Stockton before going our separate ways.
Bendchiladas sounds great...recipe?
I am 57 and a lifetime resident of the Big Bend area. I ranched for many years and still enjoy visitor's privileges on several large private ranches.
Brave6:Capote Falls is on private land and not open to the public. How did you get permission?
...did you get the poles there using the cycle?
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