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Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll

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Offline MJ

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Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« on: June 07, 2007, 09:15:50 AM »
which is your favourite site?
why is it your favourite site?

I've been a regular at SW3 since my first visit in March 1993.  What else should I check out?

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 09:54:14 AM »
I really like LM4.  Laguna Meadow is a beautiful area.  LM4 has a nice little sheltered area of trees to setup camp.


Can't remember if this is SE1 or SE2, but it's also very nice and a short walk to an incredible view.


I've also stayed at SW4, SE3, and BC4.  BC4 is nice, but I always feel kinda spooked in this area, not sure why.   :|

Someday I want to stay at the Emory Peak site so I can climb up on the peak and watch the sun go down.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 12:02:23 PM »
Quote from: "bdann"
I really like LM4.  Laguna Meadow is a beautiful area.  LM4 has a nice little sheltered area of trees to setup camp.


I'll 2nd that for all the same reasons...

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Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 07:07:11 PM »
LW1 or NE4 (depending upon planned route).
LW1 has great views of Emory Peak and is right along a very distinct tree vrs scrub line that follows the contours across the nearby hills.  It has shade, water nearby (from Upper Cattail Canyon - depending upon recent rainfall), and a number of nearby short trips.   Lots of deer (and probably Lions) in this area and a good view down into Laguna Meadows near the campsite.   This is a small "1 tent" spot.
NE4 - Great isolated spot near Townsend Point above Juniper Canyon.  Large spot, great for groups.   Great view off the South Rim near the campsite but hard to get, no water nearby... TWWG

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 07:51:35 PM »
I vote for LW1. No spectacular views, but lots of "base camp" possibilities, with water availabilty in Cattail canyon.

Good views of Emory and a short trip to S Rim.



« Last Edit: October 21, 2015, 08:23:40 AM by badknees »
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Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 09:12:11 PM »
SW3 for spectacular sunsets gets my vote too.  BC2 doesn't have the views but had lots of wildlife and great tent sites.

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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 04:58:44 PM »
SW3 for spectacular sunsets gets my vote too.  BC2 doesn't have the views but had lots of wildlife and great tent sites.

SW3, for sure!
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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 08:14:01 PM »
At this point,,, SW3..  still have to check out NE4.
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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2007, 12:11:57 AM »
I hope you can see the picture, but this ledge is near SE3, SE4, and NE5, which makes them my faves.


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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 03:42:49 PM »
I camped solo at SW3 a few years back.  I hiked in via the Pinnacles Trail so I passed the South Rim on the way to SW3.  After setting camp and bear boxing my food I headed back to the South Rim with my camera and a flash light to photograph the sunset - magical view and a pretty short hike back to camp!  The next morning I broke camp and left my pack and headed back to the South Rim for the sunrise.  I later packed down via the Laguna Meadow Trail.

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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 10:48:30 AM »
NE4 without question. Amazing view for both sunrise and sunset.

Stayed at SW3 last week. Good amphitheater-style cooking area with good view, but nothing on NE4 (which is closed for the falcons just now)

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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 11:09:08 AM »
ne4........

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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2015, 11:33:56 AM »
LW1 or NE4 (depending upon planned route).
LW1 has great views of Emory Peak and is right along a very distinct tree vrs scrub line that follows the contours across the nearby hills.  It has shade, water nearby (from Upper Cattail Canyon - depending upon recent rainfall), and a number of nearby short trips.   Lots of deer (and probably Lions) in this area and a good view down into Laguna Meadows near the campsite.   This is a small "1 tent" spot.
 TWWG

I realize this is an old thread, but this caught my eye. If we are staying at LW1, is it easy to access the (potential) water and Cattail Canyon? Is it obvious?


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Re: Favourite High Chisos Backcountry Campsite Poll
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2015, 11:42:12 AM »
LW1 or NE4 (depending upon planned route).
LW1 has great views of Emory Peak and is right along a very distinct tree vrs scrub line that follows the contours across the nearby hills.  It has shade, water nearby (from Upper Cattail Canyon - depending upon recent rainfall), and a number of nearby short trips.   Lots of deer (and probably Lions) in this area and a good view down into Laguna Meadows near the campsite.   This is a small "1 tent" spot.
 TWWG

I realize this is an old thread, but this caught my eye. If we are staying at LW1, is it easy to access the (potential) water and Cattail Canyon? Is it obvious?

Walk from LW1 to LW3 on the trail. Once there, head straight downhill until you reach the creek bed (~100'). Depending on how long it has been since it rained, you may either spot small pools of water right away or have to hike down stream a bit to find a place to filter. I wouldn't go much more than say an 1/8 mile or so before giving up.

 


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