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Hey all,First timer in Big Bend and very excited to see the park. Wish I had more time, but such is life. Driving out from Dallas on 12/17. == Camp at Basin Trail Head that night. Will probably arrive after dark. Any suggestions on Dinner on the way in or selecting a campsite that night?Sat 12/18 -- 6 miles?Breakfast at Chisos Mtn Lodge? Pick up Back country permit from Chisos Basin Visitor Center.Head out Laguna Meadow Trail to SW Rim. Ideally camp at SW4, SE1 or SE2Sun 12/19 -- About 9 miles?Watch the sun come up. Then hike SE Rim to NE Rim to Boot Canyon to Pinnacles and back to the truck at Basin Trail Head.Camp at Basin Trail head and head back to Dallas Monday AM. We're both late 30s in good shape. Will be carrying plenty of water. I've done a fair amount of backpacking, my buddy hasn't. Is this a good itinerary? I'd really like to get in a visit to one of the local hot springs, but don't see where we'll have time on this trip. Any suggestions to improve this itinerary?Thanks!
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