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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Hiking the Mountains => Topic started by: badknees on August 06, 2008, 10:03:43 AM

Title: Window Trail Closed
Post by: badknees on August 06, 2008, 10:03:43 AM
Anybody know why---- Bears?
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: presidio on August 06, 2008, 11:29:02 AM
Anybody know why---- Bears?

Hmmm....multiple choice--

a) Because they can.
b) Too many hikers.
c) Not enough hikers.
d) No particular reason at all.
e) Both 'b' and 'c'.
f) Returning uphill is longer than hike down.
g) Three hikers had fun.
h) Something else.

Bonus question: How high must the border fence be to prevent tunneling under it? Defend your answer.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: SHANEA on August 06, 2008, 12:08:14 PM
Reworking the water line that supplies cattail with the water fall... 

Rangers are having a hoedown down there and need to keep the trail clear for the kegs and musical instruments...   :rolling: 
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: badknees on August 06, 2008, 12:39:09 PM
Thanks guys,

I am now enlightened AND entertained.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: RichardM on August 06, 2008, 01:14:21 PM
Anybody know why---- Bears?

Hmmm....multiple choice--

a) Because they can.
b) Too many hikers.
c) Not enough hikers.
d) No particular reason at all.
e) Both 'b' and 'c'.
f) Returning uphill is longer than hike down.
g) Three hikers had fun.
h) Something else.
i) The bears have eaten too many tourists and have indigestion.

My guess is the momma bear with the cubs has moved downstream from the sewage pond.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: westtex on August 06, 2008, 01:57:37 PM
Bears, the trail has been closed since July 29th.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: TexasAggieHiker on August 06, 2008, 02:32:26 PM
Why do the bears get to hog the trail??  Park trails are supposed to be for everyone. :pissed:
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: presidio on August 06, 2008, 05:27:51 PM
Why do the bears get to hog the trail??  Park trails are supposed to be for everyone. :pissed:

They've got you fooled. Can't have tourists wandering around where they might get hurt. It's the added value of the NPS, where you get someone to make decisions for you even when you don't want it. Sorry, this ride is closed, but the gift shop is still open.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: Undertaker on August 07, 2008, 08:25:07 AM
And I thought the idea of a National Park was to allow the city folk to commune with nature, Bears=Nature. :eusa_whistle: :eusa_whistle:
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: oldfatman on August 07, 2008, 11:27:34 AM
I bet they are really trying to protect the bears instead of the people.





Moderator note: Followup discussion of NPS and border crossings by river runners, etc. has been moved here (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/el-salon/presidio-loves-the-nps-t6350.0.html)
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: GreeneDesert on August 14, 2008, 10:11:03 PM
I agree with Oldfatman. If someone happened to get hurt because they surprised momma and her cubs, what would happen to the bear? She would have to be shot, and her cubs would too. This is not just what the NPS would do, but any governing agency. So, one trail is closed for a little while, at least we know that we will have more bears to see in the park. We just don't need to be parading hordes of people through their frequantly visited places.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: badknees on August 15, 2008, 12:08:43 AM
We just don't need to be parading hordes of people through their frequantly visited places.

Next some will come up with this ................... .Basin closed due to increased bear activity.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: RichardM on August 15, 2008, 09:38:52 AM
We just don't need to be parading hordes of people through their frequantly visited places.

Next some will come up with this ................... .Basin closed due to increased bear activity.
Yeah, just wait until the bears figure out how good the food is in the lodge restaurant.
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: The Scorpion on August 15, 2008, 11:55:08 AM
I took my tin foil hat off the other day and heard that a space ship has landed there....they closed it to keep people from seeing it.

James
Title: Re: Window Trail Closed
Post by: Ay Chihuahua! on August 15, 2008, 12:36:36 PM
We just don't need to be parading hordes of people through their frequantly visited places.

Next some will come up with this ................... .Basin closed due to increased bear activity.

The next drought, which could happen any minute now, will rectify the situation.