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Seems to me it might be worth hauling your gear up into Chisos to get away from the racket and crowd of the Basin. You may not get the campsites up there you want, however. Familiarize yourself with the Laguna Meadow sites and others in the mountains. Also, camping in the Chisos is really a different experience from camping in the desert. There are several nice level camp sites just south off the Dodson Tr., about a mile from the Homer Wilson Ranch parking area. They have great views of the sunset and perhaps you will hear coyotes howling.Geezer
One more question, about how long does it take to hike from the south rim back to the basin parking lot?
Mule ears, I like your idea. The only problem would be arranging the shuttle. Any idea how much that would cost?One more question, about how long does it take to hike from the south rim back to the basin parking lot?
As of last year, you can pay $50 at the lodge and a van will pick you up or drop you off some where. For example, you could park your car at Rio Grande village and the van could take you back to the basin for your jump off point. Then it is all down hill back to your car.
Geezer, I like your idea and is kind of what I was thinking. Does anyone have a map showing the good campsites on the Dodson that are relatively close to the trail head?
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