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Thanks again for the great replies.Would Bruja canyon be a better use of time than Old Dam maybe? The reason I chose the campsite on the north rim for night 1 was twofold: First, I read in some trip report that although their plan was to sleep at the point, they found little to no ground suitable for sleeping and were glad in hindsight that they had slept at the marked campsite. My reservation regarding this piece of Intel however is that I believe they had to pitch two tents and we will be two cowboy campers so we would need much less of a flat area. Second, we will be arriving late the first day (aiming for an 11am start) so I was ready to camp at the nearer location. If we have daylight enough to head to the point, we may.
looking through some pictures it's actually flatter than I remember right at the rim. I would still bring something to protect your air mattress if you use one, the fluted limestone really is sharp.
Quote from: 01ACRViper on January 14, 2019, 08:31:40 AMlooking through some pictures it's actually flatter than I remember right at the rim. I would still bring something to protect your air mattress if you use one, the fluted limestone really is sharp.I remember it being relatively flat, but not level, and essentially like walking on razor blades. I recall we were all glad we had camped elsewhere and weren't trying to find spots. May have just been the exhaustion kicking in.
I have found Lance's Big Bend Google Earth Project - IMMENSELY helpful!!!
When are you going? I will be on the Mesa again at the end of January.
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