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Very preliminary pre-trip report/planning June 30- July 4/5

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Watch the heat
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2006, 11:08:24 PM »
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When are you gonna get to BIBE Homero???  You should be there in two weeks....!!!  I know you'll love it, hot or cold.


 Well Brian, First of all . Your weather report is more than outstanding,Claerly helps me relay your report to the club members( P.N. 4x4 ).

  Now,why have i been so persistent with the weather subject :?: ,just because i am taking everything i read in to serious consideration to see when is the best time to invite everybody over here, and be absolutely sure you all will have a FANTASTIC  time.

  So far, the weather in the desert is difficult , for the general population. Only the hardcore benders can hack it and the rest are waiting for colder climates.

  Still, I will extend the invitation to everybody, once we feel we are good and ready.

 Everybody,please keep in mind that there are no paved roads when we go deep in the mountains, No water, No toilets, No showers in the Basin,No country crock store, No NADA...and that's the beauty of it all. PRISTINE.....seldom visited by Human Dingos, and what have nots.

 Now Brian, as far gettin' over to BiBe....I don't want to wait for December  :wink: , I'll see if i can make it be4 that time. Sure would love to stumble with somebody from this chat board, though. 8)
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Watch the heat
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2006, 11:08:43 PM »
Quote from: "bdann"

When are you gonna get to BIBE Homero???  You should be there in two weeks....!!!  I know you'll love it, hot or cold.


 Well Brian, First of all . Your weather report is more than outstanding,Claerly helps me relay your report to the club members( P.N. 4x4 ).

  Now,why have i been so persistent with the weather subject :?: ,just because i am taking everything i read in to serious consideration to see when is the best time to invite everybody over here, and be absolutely sure you all will have a FANTASTIC  time.

  So far, the weather in the desert is difficult , for the general population. Only the hardcore benders can hack it and the rest are waiting for colder climates.

  Still, I will extend the invitation to everybody, once we feel we are good and ready.

 Everybody,please keep in mind that there are no paved roads when we go deep in the mountains, No water, No toilets, No showers in the Basin,No country crock store, No NADA...and that's the beauty of it all. PRISTINE.....seldom visited by Human Dingos, and what have nots.

 Now Brian, as far gettin' over to BiBe....I don't want to wait for December  :wink: , I'll see if i can make it be4 that time. Sure would love to stumble with somebody from this chat board, though. 8)
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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SHANEA

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Cooling Down...
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2006, 01:13:06 PM »
Looks to be cooling down for you Bdann on ya'lls upcoming trip.  NOTE:  If I'm not mistaken, whomever authors this daily report has started using color for the "temperate" temps.  Maybe they will use blue for winter temps?


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Very preliminary pre-trip report/planning June 30- July 4/5
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2006, 01:32:53 PM »
It's still cooler in the Basin than it is here in DFW every day....

I can't wait for this trip.  I'm really anxious to get up to the South Rim again, it's been nearly six years since I've been up there!  

Our current plan:

arrive Friday - camp in the Basin
Saturday - hike Casa Grande, camp in the basin.
Sunday - hike to the south rim, camp up there.
Monday - hike down, probably camp at the Cottonwood campground after visiting Cattail Falls and whatever else along the RMSD.
Tuesday - a sad drive home.
WATER, It does a body good.

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Very preliminary pre-trip report/planning June 30- July 4/5
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2006, 01:46:34 PM »
Quote from: "bdann"
Our current plan:

arrive Friday - camp in the Basin
Saturday - hike Casa Grande, camp in the basin.
Sunday - hike to the south rim, camp up there.
Monday - hike down, probably camp at the Cottonwood campground after visiting Cattail Falls and whatever else along the RMSD.
Tuesday - a sad drive home.

Be sure and check the overnight temps at Castalon before committing to camping there.  I've heard it can be brutal if the temp doesn't drop.  Wish I could join you.

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Very preliminary pre-trip report/planning June 30- July 4/5
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2006, 01:54:34 PM »
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Be sure and check the overnight temps at Castalon before committing to camping there.  I've heard it can be brutal if the temp doesn't drop.  Wish I could join you.


that's a good point.  I'm glad you mentioned that.  Today's report shows a low of 80, which means it was probably well above 80 most of the night!  Perhaps another night in the Basin is in order.
WATER, It does a body good.

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Very preliminary pre-trip report/planning June 30- July 4/5
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2006, 01:56:05 PM »
Last Thursday night we slept at Nine Points...I kept thinking as I was laying there in the tent..."Surely it is going to get cooler"...but I think it was not until about 5am that I felt it wasn't hot.  I have a large comfort zone and can deal with the heat...and I did...but I was sweating for a good part of the night.

Next time I'm bringing a cot and just laying under the stars...that makes the heat a little more bearable.

Vince

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Very preliminary pre-trip report/planning June 30- July 4/5
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2006, 02:56:29 PM »
I've camped at Cottonwood this time of year. I had the place to myself -- even the ranger seemed surprised to see me there. A bunch of javelina grunted and shuffled around all night. It was hot and still. I hardly slept any. I don't think the temperature ever got below 80. One of the worst camping nights I've ever had.  

If it's breezy, it should be bearable. If it's still, prepare to sweat a lot.
Jeff Blaylock
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"We'll be back, someday soon. We will return, someday, and when we do the gritty
splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Very preliminary pre-trip report/planning June 30- July 4/5
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2006, 03:27:00 PM »
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I've camped at Cottonwood this time of year. I had the place to myself -- even the ranger seemed surprised to see me there. A bunch of javelina grunted and shuffled around all night. It was hot and still. I hardly slept any. I don't think the temperature ever got below 80. One of the worst camping nights I've ever had.  

If it's breezy, it should be bearable. If it's still, prepare to sweat a lot.


Temperatures > 80 F can make for some rough sleeping at night...it is not fun.  One summer, went to summer boy scout camp with my son on Lake Mathis (near Corpus).  Sleeping amongst the mesquite trees (which blocked the wind) made for unbearable conditions...


BBH

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SHANEA

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Lets Go!
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2006, 03:35:56 PM »
Quote from: "RichardM"
I could join you.


Lets Go! :!:

I'll pick you and Randell up in Houston next Wed or Thur the 28th or 29th and blast out there.  We'll pick up Muse in SA.   We can drive back Tue the 4th or Wed the 5th?  Ya'll set the schedule.  Avalanche can hold 4 comfortably and 5 is not bad - maybe Casa Grande can drive down to SA and we will pick him up there.  We'll split the gas costs.  Everyone travel LIGHT.  I'll bring the R2D2 and we can squeeze five in there w/o any problem - a little tight, but not too bad.

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Re: Lets Go!
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2006, 03:39:08 PM »
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Quote from: "RichardM"
I could join you.


Lets Go! :!:

I'll pick you and Randell up in Houston next Wed or Thur the 28th or 29th and blast out there.  We'll pick up Muse in SA.   We can drive back Tue the 4th or Wed the 5th?  Ya'll set the schedule.  Avalanche can hold 4 comfortably and 5 is not bad - maybe Casa Grande can drive down to SA and we will pick him up there.  We'll split the gas costs.  Everyone travel LIGHT.  I'll bring the R2D2 and we can squeeze five in there w/o any problem - a little tight, but not too bad.


Sounds good to me!  That settles it, I'll see Shane, David, Richard, Randell, and Muse in the Basin June 30th.  What kind of beer do you all like?  :wink:
WATER, It does a body good.

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Re: Lets Go!
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2006, 03:45:45 PM »
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What kind of beer do you all like?  :wink:


FREE

But, since you are asking, between sunrise and sunset Moosehead.  After sunset Dewars.

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SHANEA

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Re: Lets Go!
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2006, 03:49:37 PM »
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Sounds good to me!  That settles it, I'll see Shane, David, Richard, Randell, and Muse in the Basin June 30th.  What kind of beer do you all like?  :wink:


OK, The GAUNTLET HAS BEEN TOSSED DOWN.  THE LINE IN I-10 HAS BEEN SET - WHO WILL CROSS THE LINE :?:

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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2006, 03:59:50 PM »
I can meet all y'all sometime on the 30th - my plant taxonomy class is going to Cattail Falls that day.  I could drive my own vehicle down and stay until Sunday, assuming that I have all my class projects completed by then.

I'll probably have to leave Sunday evening, but it's possible I could stay until Tuesday evening.

And this time I'll bring more beer - last time I ran out   :oops:
The real desert is a land which reveals its true character only to those who come with courage, tolerance and understanding. - Randall Henderson

http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/el-saloacuten/joe-a-memorial/

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Re: Lets Go!
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2006, 04:23:37 PM »
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Quote from: "bdann"
What kind of beer do you all like?  :wink:

FREE

and COLD

I'm already south of I-10 and will be headed to Port Aransas on the 30th for a family vacation.  Mom will be wicked pissed if I don't show.  Looks like I get to stay in the shadows again.

 


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