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Chinati Mountains State Area Update

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Offline P-T Boundry Hiker

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Re: Chinati Mountains State Area Update
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2014, 01:07:25 PM »
Ranger Tim.  Didn't mean to bad mouth the TPWD but sometimes my frustration comes through my emails.  I shake my head sometimes when I look at the State Park system in our state.  There are significant monies coming into the state coffers at this time through the increased royalties from oil and gas production but it seems like the money ends end being used for things other than our state parks.  I would think state park personnel must be as frustrated as I am.  Geezer, I think it is a political issue if only to wonder how many of our state politicians spend time in our park system.  How many camp out on family vacations.  The last time I was in the legislative halls I got to tell you it did not appear that many of our legislators have missed too many meals or get much exercise.  Maybe a resolution needs to be passed that says that all state officials must spend time in the outdoors.  Maybe then they would see what a great park system that Texas has and could continue to have if money was available.  Just my two cents worth of ranting and raving.


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Re: Chinati Mountains State Area Update
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2014, 10:12:00 AM »
This is great news!  Thanks for sharing, Blubear.
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Re: Chinati Mountains State Area Update
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2015, 08:27:08 PM »
Just back from a wonderful trip to the Chinati Mtn. area.  Weather was perfect.  Met some really nice people and Dianna and Dan at the Hot Springs were very gracious hosts.  We did a recon of the Chinati Mtns. up Pinto Canyon road and along Hwy 170.  While the view of the Chinati's from 170 are impressive, the true beauty of them are seen from Pinto Canyon.  Very rugged.  Talked to many people in the area about the new park and it seems the State has run into some problems with gaining the public access that they thought they had.  Might be awhile until the problem is resolved.  Hope this is wrong as I would like to access the Chinati's .  If anyone has any more news please share.

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Re: Chinati Mountains State Area Update
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2015, 08:35:03 AM »
Any pictures to share P-T Boundry Hiker? Would love to view some of your trip!
"To Think is easy. To Act is difficult. To Act as one Thinks is the most difficult!"

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Re: Chinati Mountains State Area Update
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2016, 05:19:26 AM »
We will be in the area in March and are wondering if anyone knows more than what's stated in the most recent search result I've found?

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/chinati-mountains

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Chinati Mountains State Area Update
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2017, 10:36:39 PM »




 


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