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Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park

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Yo Peeps, figured we should mark the day at least. 

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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 01:27:13 PM »
" In its first year, Big Bend recorded 1,409 visitors."

Wish it was still like that. :smiley_confused1:
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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 02:00:29 PM »



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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 02:04:05 PM »
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Wish it was still like that.  :smiley_confused1:

Not going to happen:  https://www.outsideonline.com/2396614/best-park-every-state
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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 02:44:37 PM »

And Presidio couldn't be happier.

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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 04:41:58 PM »
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Wish it was still like that.  :smiley_confused1:

Not going to happen:  https://www.outsideonline.com/2396614/best-park-every-state
Clearly they haven't been to Mule Ears.  "Fields of fragrant flowers under the redrock towers of Mule Ears"

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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 06:00:04 PM »
" In its first year, Big Bend recorded 1,409 visitors."

Wish it was still like that. :smiley_confused1:

Boy that's for sure.  Earlier this year while primitive camping at one of the more remote sites on OOR, we had a caravan of "young folks" in four or five jeeps drive through our campsite and act quite rudely.  This was a first in my nearly 50 years of camping in Big Bend.  Sure we have had folks accidentally drive into our campsite but they were always respectful and apologetic.  We have also had folks who need help do the same.  I have no issues with these folks and am always more than willing to help those who I can. 

Driving in on OOR I noticed an orange traffic cone blocking the  entry to another campsite on OOR.  It appears the disregard for the privacy of others has become sufficiently common place to require such measures.

I too am going to buy some orange traffic cones before my next trip and block off the entry to our primitive campsites. It is a sad statement, about certain visitor's behavior and disregard for the privacy of others, to have degenerated the Big Bend experience to such an extent. 

. . . if only I was still able to zone camp.
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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 06:38:52 PM »
Aaaaaaaargh. Thatís terrible, Al. One of the most dispiriting reports Iíve read on BBC. When even the OOR becomes a yahoo highway, the BiBe is in bad shape.


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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 06:40:39 PM »
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Wish it was still like that.  :smiley_confused1:

Not going to happen:  https://www.outsideonline.com/2396614/best-park-every-state
Clearly they haven't been to Mule Ears.  "Fields of fragrant flowers under the redrock towers of Mule Ears"

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Ahhhhhh, who among us doesnít love the fragrant fields of the Smoky Creek drainage?




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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 06:13:12 AM »
Links to some old photos of the Chisos Basin, etc.:
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Happy-75th-birthday-Big-Bend-National-Park-13971352.php?cmpid=hpctp#photo-17666256

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Those are great Flash. You aren't kidding when you say old  photos. Never seen pics from Hill's expedition before.

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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 07:00:09 AM »
Those are great shots from a wide range of dates.  What mountain is North Peak, I don't recognize it? 
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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 07:36:49 AM »
Those are great shots from a wide range of dates.  What mountain is North Peak, I don't recognize it?

That's the northeast side of Pulliam taken from the now Basin Road area. Looking west. Possibly taken near Moss Well.

My shot below was taken from the road.
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Re: Today is the 75th Anniversary of Big Bend becoming a National Park
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 11:05:45 AM »
After looking at Google Street View,  I agree that North Peak = Pulliam Bluff.  Using the two boulders for reference, that shack appears to be near the Moss Well location. Not sure when John Moss came into the area, but if prior to 1899, then that might be the Moss place.

Update: Since John Moss was born 1903 in Missouri, probably safe to assume the Moss family came later than 1899, hence the shack might have come with the place. Also, Frank Pulliam was not born until 1907, so as of 1899, then North Peak it was!
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