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My wife are making our first trip to BiBe on July 4th. We will likely get there around 5 pm on the 4th. We are planning to camp and stay all day the 5th and leave around 12:00 on the 6th. I would not consider us experienced hikers, yet we are definitely experienced outdoorspeople. We hike short hikes through the woods frequently (2-3 miles) and recently, we have been bicycling a fair amount. Anyway, enough about us...we have questions.1) I would love to hike the South Rim loop on our full day. My wife is hesitant about doing this. She does not know if we are up to this. I'm told it is about 8 hours of hard hiking. What is the opinion of people on here? Should we do it? Some say just do Lost Mine Trail, but I hate to be there and not do the South Rim. Also, can we possibly camp along the way? Something I read indicated we would have to be there 24 hours before we can get a permit to camp there. Is this correct? 2) Are the temperatures going to be in the 80's in the Chisos?3) Is 2 gallons of water for each of us per day enough?I would love to hear from lots of you so we can figure out what we want to do.Thanks,Darin DeNeal
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