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Big Bend Backpacking in Late May/Early June

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Offline tbone

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Re: Big Bend Backpacking in Late May/Early June
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 03:44:36 PM »
I also did a senora desert backpacking trip in June and that was brutal... ended up just hiking at night and sleeping in the day time it was so hot.
That said, I'd like to try a senora desert backpacking trip sometime. It does sound hot.
Do you mean Sonora or Seņora? Might make a difference...  :eusa_dance:

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Re: Big Bend Backpacking in Late May/Early June
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 03:03:12 PM »
trust me, i know the heat... i've lived on a ranch in south texas most of my life, thats why im not doing the OLM.

I completely believe you, Kavan. Whatever trip you put together, I'm sure you'll be successful. We're just having fun because every year around this time, BBC usually has to conduct a group intervention on someone who wants to do something that will probably kill them. It comes around like clockwork.  Stick around for a couple years, you'll see what I mean.

I also did a senora desert backpacking trip in June and that was brutal... ended up just hiking at night and sleeping in the day time it was so hot.

That said, I'd like to try a senora desert backpacking trip sometime. It does sound hot.
Oh yea I know, we do that on a couple of other forums im on. As far as Senora, go in the winter, luckily i went back for a winter trip and it was great. My first trip had several miserable moments, mostly due to the heat. The big thing is all the water I had to carry, I had very little room for anything else unless I wanted my pack to kill me. The heat in June felt like it never dipped below 100 whenever the sun was even remotely out so I spent most of my time hiking at night, but that also meant running into a lot of rattlers and such. Plus trying to sleep during the day was nearly impossible, I was about as stripped down as I could be without feeling like a weirdo, and even under my shade i made out of my tarp it felt hotter than hell. but regardless, it was beautiful and looking back i'm glad I did it, I learned a lot about desert packing from it.

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Re: Big Bend Backpacking in Late May/Early June
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 03:58:53 PM »
trust me, i know the heat... i've lived on a ranch in south texas most of my life, thats why im not doing the OLM.

I completely believe you, Kavan. Whatever trip you put together, I'm sure you'll be successful. We're just having fun because every year around this time, BBC usually has to conduct a group intervention on someone who wants to do something that will probably kill them. It comes around like clockwork.  Stick around for a couple years, you'll see what I mean.

I also did a senora desert backpacking trip in June and that was brutal... ended up just hiking at night and sleeping in the day time it was so hot.

That said, I'd like to try a senora desert backpacking trip sometime. It does sound hot.
Oh yea I know, we do that on a couple of other forums im on. As far as Senora, go in the winter, luckily i went back for a winter trip and it was great. My first trip had several miserable moments, mostly due to the heat. The big thing is all the water I had to carry, I had very little room for anything else unless I wanted my pack to kill me. The heat in June felt like it never dipped below 100 whenever the sun was even remotely out so I spent most of my time hiking at night, but that also meant running into a lot of rattlers and such. Plus trying to sleep during the day was nearly impossible, I was about as stripped down as I could be without feeling like a weirdo, and even under my shade i made out of my tarp it felt hotter than hell. but regardless, it was beautiful and looking back i'm glad I did it, I learned a lot about desert packing from it.

Kavan, the senora sounds beautiful but dangerous. Best approached at night and as stripped down as possible. You have earned your stripes. Enjoy your time in Big Bend.  If you can, post a trip report after you're done.
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

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Offline rocketman

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Re: Big Bend Backpacking in Late May/Early June
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2017, 05:22:09 PM »
Kavan, the senora sounds beautiful but dangerous. Best approached at night and as stripped down as possible. You have earned your stripes. Enjoy your time in Big Bend.  If you can, post a trip report after you're done.
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