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First time to park

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Offline dprather

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Re: First time to park
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2014, 10:36:57 PM »
Lost Mine Trail

Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: First time to park
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2014, 10:49:30 PM »

Pick up a copy of "Hiking Big Bend" either before you go to the park or at one of the visitor centers.
Does anyone know if the visitor centers still sell this? It doesn't seem to be available at http://bigbendbookstore.org/store/
I'd expect the online store to carry the same inventory as the ones in the visitor centers, but maybe not... :eusa_eh:

Hiking Big Bend 2nd edition is now orderable from the BBNHA online bookstore.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: First time to park
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2014, 10:26:10 AM »

Pick up a copy of "Hiking Big Bend" either before you go to the park or at one of the visitor centers.
Does anyone know if the visitor centers still sell this? It doesn't seem to be available at http://bigbendbookstore.org/store/
I'd expect the online store to carry the same inventory as the ones in the visitor centers, but maybe not... :eusa_eh:

Hiking Big Bend 2nd edition is now orderable from the BBNHA online bookstore.
I was waiting for you to set things straight. ;)

http://bigbendbookstore.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=103&products_id=385

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Offline stingrey

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Re: First time to park
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2014, 08:42:25 AM »
Like Geezer said... Keep a light on you or nearby (i.e. in case of a car ride after hours/etc). ! I can't tell you how many times where we've set out on what should be a quick run or a quick hike only to find out that the pace of Big Bend moves along at a rate that differs from our own. Water, yes... But good lights can definitely save the night in many cases. Like the water, don't just take it with you in the car... Put it in a backpack and take it with you if you can.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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Offline Jimbow

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Re: First time to park
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2014, 03:58:11 PM »
Could I add, depending on the moon and sky conditions do not be surprised if you don't need to use the flashlight. Many times, if you allow your eyes to adjust, you can see further and better without the flashlight. It doesn't take much moon in such a clear atmosphere.
Everything is in walking distance if you have enough time.

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Re: First time to park
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2014, 11:36:35 AM »

Pick up a copy of "Hiking Big Bend" either before you go to the park or at one of the visitor centers.
Does anyone know if the visitor centers still sell this? It doesn't seem to be available at http://bigbendbookstore.org/store/
I'd expect the online store to carry the same inventory as the ones in the visitor centers, but maybe not... :eusa_eh:

Hiking Big Bend 2nd edition is now orderable from the BBNHA online bookstore.

I just got a used but very good condition copy from Amazon for $0.14 plus $3 shipping!  (yes, that was 14 cents!)
You don't travel to see different things,
You travel to see things differently.

 


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