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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Hiking the Mountains => Topic started by: andrwtzel on October 13, 2015, 10:52:30 AM

Title: Sites on the Rim
Post by: andrwtzel on October 13, 2015, 10:52:30 AM
Hey everybody,

Was wondering if anyone has any tips on which backcountry sites are the best that are on the rim (south or NE)? We are going to be adding a day onto the OML to spend some time out on the rim and take a load off. Sounds like SE3 is a good spot from what I have picked up on?

Ideally, I am hoping to use the recommendations here to make a list of the sites we prefer in order, in the event our top choice is booked. We will be arriving on Wednesday AM and camping the Rim on Friday, so hopefully that will give us a good chance to land our top site.

Side Question: Anyone have any good run-ins with wildlife out on the rim? Would love to see a bearů

 :great:
Title: Re: Sites on the Rim
Post by: mule ears on October 13, 2015, 11:36:40 AM
Here is an old thread (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-mountains-of-big-bend/favourite-high-chisos-backcountry-campsite-poll/) with SW3 and NE4 being most preferred.

That being said, don't discount SE 2,3,4 as nice with great views close by and SW4 is the closest to the highest point on the Rim and the composting toilet is very close by too.   :icon_biggrin:

Least favorite probably SW2
Title: Re: Sites on the Rim
Post by: Jim on October 13, 2015, 02:20:34 PM
For what it's worth, here are the number of permit-days for the "Rim" Campsites in the past 27 months or so.

NE-1   (C) Northeast Rim   95
NE-2   (C) Northeast Rim   79
NE-3   (C) Northeast Rim   124
NE-4   (C) Northeast Rim   135
NE-5   (C) Northeast Rim   38
SE-1   (C) Southeast Rim   193
SE-2   (C) Southeast Rim   156
SE-3   (C) Southeast Rim   142
SE-4   (C) Southeast Rim   106
SW-2   (C) Southwest Rim   182
SW-3   (C) Southwest Rim   362
SW-4   (C) Southwest Rim   457

Title: Re: Sites on the Rim
Post by: Casa Grande on October 13, 2015, 10:14:55 PM
NE 4
Title: Re: Sites on the Rim
Post by: andrwtzel on October 14, 2015, 11:00:18 AM
Thanks guy. Looks like we are going to shoot for NE4 and then SW3. Hopefully we can get one of the two spots!