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Title: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011-2014
Post by: mule ears on January 29, 2012, 09:02:39 AM
We have had so many awesome trip reports in the last few months  :icon_biggrin: and when I was bringing the Backpacking Trips Reports Index up to date I discovered that the forum software will only allow 20,000 characters in a post.  So the original Backpacking Trip Reports Index got too long and I had to split it into two threads. 

All reports 2010 and before are here (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/backpacking-trip-reports-index/msg99937/#msg99937) and reports 2015 and on are here (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/backpacking-trip-reports-index-2015/)  If there is not a report here, in an area you are looking for, be sure to look in the other index.

As a reminder these are backpacking trip reports (only those that involve an overnight, no day hikes unless it is a special case or place)  to make them easier to find for those planning backcountry trips.  Enjoy.  As usual, if I miss a backpacking trip report that should be here let me know.

Chisos/South Rim
Verduretiger  1/11 OML cut short, Basin to Homer Wilson (SE3, SW4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-mountains/trip-to-big-bend-for-new-years)
MyLifeOutdoors  3/11 (TM1, SW2) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/south-rim-backpack-trip-report)
rhodo  10/11  (SE3) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/chisos-mtns-930-102)
bhodges85  10/11 (NE4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/trip-report-october-7-9-2011/)
jeffblaylock  11/11  (SW4, NE4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/fortnight-in-the-bend/30/)
eddie  12/11  (LM3) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/dec-17-24-bbrsp-bbnp/)  Some great snow shots in the basin too!
TexasAggieHiker  2/12 In the snow (Colima sites) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/water-water-water-everywhere)
mbender  4/12  (TM1) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/my-first-tr-april-2012-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/)
randell  9/12 (SW3) with his 8 year old (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/an-8-year-old-initiation/?topicseen)
dougstar  10/12  (LW3, NE4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/trip-report-oct-22-2012-high-chisos-backpacking/)
Raoul Duke  11/12  (SW4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/nov-15-19-2012-south-rim-and-more/) with his 10 yr. old.
jssmith57  11/12  (TM1, NE4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/video-trip-report-chisos-etc-nov-14th-18th-2012/) a video
cookie/el hombre 11/12  (SE3) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/november-family-trip/)
dprather  12/12 Juniper canyon>Hayes Ridge>Pine Canyon (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-mountains/report-(pin)cushioned-bushwhack/)
dougstar   1/13  (LM4, NE4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/high-chisos-backpacking-trip/)
Jonathan Sadow 4/13 (BC3) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/trip-report-april-2-12-2013/)
Homer Wilson  9/13 (LW1) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/982013-trip-report/) Rainy
Raoul Duke  11/13 SE3 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/annual-pre-thanksgiving-trip-112113/) with kids
Homer Wilson  3/14  (LW1) Upper Cattail canyons explore (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/mar-17-20-2014-a-tale-of-two-canyons/)
cookie & el hombre  4/14 (LW3 & 1) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/a-bear-of-a-trip!/)  Upper Cattail canyons
Flash  8/14 (LW1) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/aug-9-16-2014/)
Jonathan Sadow  10/14 (SW4) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/big-bend-national-park-davis-mountains-trip-october-12-to-19-2014/)
Reece  11/14  (BC2) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/reece-oct-29-nov-2/)
Cookie & el hombre  11/14  (SE3) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/thanksgiving-it's-3-trips-in-1!/)
MMTaco  12/14 (SE3) (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/trip-report-125-7/)


The Outer Mountain Loop (OML)
veriest1  1/11  counterclockwise (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/oml-1-6-to-1-9)
rauburg  11/11 Starting from Juniper canyon trailhead (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/quick-oml-trip)
Homer67  11/11 A leisurely 6 days (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/doing-it/)
Happy Jess  12/11  First time to Big Bend (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/dec-22-jan-7-oml-chisos-marufo-mesa-springs-etc-1st-trip-to-big-bend/)
brendan  1/12  another Outer-Outer Mtn. Loop (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/jan-8-12-2012-outer-outer-mtn-loop/)
MetalMan  1/12 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/trip-report-outer-mountai-loop-emory-peak-january-2012/)
DesertRatShorty  2/12 counterclockwise, 1st time in the park, a classic (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/feb-25-mar-3-2012-oml-marufo/)
chris  12/12  The Outer Mountain J (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/outer-mountain-'j'/)
el hombre  1/13 Outer-Outer OML (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-desert/spring-report-for-outer-outer-mountain-loop/)
Lissa  11/13 counter clockwise in the rain (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/counterclockwise-outer-mountain-loop-112-114-2013/)
guc126  11/13 poetic (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/west-texas-road-trip-epilogue/)
gtRidge  12/13 video (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/oml-dec-15-19-2013-(video)/)
BuckeyeMark  2/14 Solo (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/big-bend-big-country-big-views-big-experience-225-2814-oml-solo-trip-rep/)
herb4372 3/14 First trip to the park starting at Juniper trailhead 4 nights including BC1 & JC1 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/first-trip-13163/)
jakem  11/14 counterclockwise starting at Juniper trailhead (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/oml-dodson-blue-creek-southrim-boot-juniper-canyon-part-1/)

East side of the park
Marufo Vega

TexasAggieHiker  2/12  (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/water-water-water-everywhere)
DesertRatShorty  3/12 scroll down the page (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/feb-25-mar-3-2012-oml-marufo/15/)
ambersdad  4/12 and HOT (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/april-6th-15th/)
steelfrog  11/12 with the kids (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/marufo-vega-thanksgiving/)
randell  1/13 70 hrs. Redux (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/70-hours-redux/)
Reece  11/13 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/demystifying-the-marufo-vega-oct-31-nov-4-2013/)
mule ears  2/14 part of a longer trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/down-the-eastern-side-feb-2014-dog-canyon-to-marufo-vega/)

Strawhouse and Telephone Canyon

Dog Canyon and Devils Den
mule ears  2/14 part of a longer trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/down-the-eastern-side-feb-2014-dog-canyon-to-marufo-vega/)
tjavery  3/14 with his 9 year old son (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/devil's-den-mule-ears-and-more-a-report-314-317/)

Banta Shut-In
Robert  1/12 part of a longer trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/jan-trip-smuggler's-gap-to-tornillo-creek/)
Homer67  10/12 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/october-2012/)
mule ears  2/14 part of a longer trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/down-the-eastern-side-feb-2014-dog-canyon-to-marufo-vega/)

Sierra Quemada and the center of the park
Elephant Tusk area

jeffblaylock & Ay Chihuahua   11/11 Homer Wilson/Fresno Creek/Waterworks (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/fortnight-in-the-bend)
Cookie & el hombre  11/11  Juniper trailhead/Dodson/ET (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/we-will-never-go-to-big-bend-over-thanksgiving!/) Exploring Fresno canyon
Cookie & el hombre  1/12  Juniper trailhead/Dodson/ET (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/quemada-quickie/)
cookie/el hombre  1/13 ET> Dominguez Mtn. Summit (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/dominguez-summit/)
Reece & Flash 2/13 Juniper trailhead/Dodson/ET (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-desert/south-of-the-dodson-trail-feb-16-18-2013/)
okchiker  2/14 Juniper trailhead/Dodson/ET (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/feb-13th-17th-2014/)

Dominguez Spring
lsnead 2/13  Climbing Pt. 5168 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-mountains/climing-pt-5168/)

Mariscal Mountain including Cross Canyon
Homer67  2/11 a day hike Talley>Solis (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/mariscal-rim-trailcross-canyon-hike-2-26-11/?topicseen)
mule ears  12/11 part of a longer trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/walking-to-the-bottom-of-the-bend-dec-2011-explorations-of-the-eastern-sierr)

Badlands NE of Elephant Tusk

Mule Ears area
cookie/el hombre  11/12 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/november-family-trip/)
mbender  3/13 an overnight (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/march-2013-ocotillo-in-my-backside/) for some amazing pictures from between the Mule Ears
randell  1/14 Mule Ears to middle Smoky Creek (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/smokey-creek-backpack/)
sleepy  1/14 Explorations around Smoky spring (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/sleepy-trip-january-2014/)  pictures here (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/sleepy2014-mostly-mule-ears/)
tjavery  3/14 with his 9 year old son (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/devil's-den-mule-ears-and-more-a-report-314-317/)

Other and Longer trips in the Quemada
Cookie & el hombre  2/11 Homer Wilson/Dodson/ET/upper Backbone wash/Fisk Canyon/Smoky Creek/Dodson/Homer Wilson (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/quemada-trip)
Casa Grande  3/11  The Treasure of the Sierra Quemada (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/the-treasure-of-the-sierra-quemada/)
mule ears  12/11 part of a longer trip through the area (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/walking-to-the-bottom-of-the-bend-dec-2011-explorations-of-the-eastern-sierr/)
lsnead, steelfrog, Picacho  1/13 Climbing the Punta de la Sierra (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-mountains/climbing-the-punta-de-la-sierra-(pt-4885)/)
Robert  2/14 Mule Ears/Jack's Pass/Dominguez Mtn./ET/Fresno Creek/Dodson/Homer Wilson (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/quemada-trip-feb-2014/)
cookie & el hombre  2/14  Off trail from Homer Wilson around the Upper Smoky Creek area (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/hot-valentine's-get-a-way!/)
Homer67  3/14  Mule Ears/Jack's Pass/Dominguez/ET/Dodson/Smoky Creek/Mule Ears (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/loving-it-in-the-quemada/)

NW side of the park
Mesa de Anguila (MDA)
JRD  2/11 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/trip-report-217-to-221-mda-plan-b)
Robert  12/14 solo out to the point and back (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/dec-2014-mda-unfinished-business/)
TexasAggieHiker  12/14 (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-desert/mesa-de-anguila-trip-report-13777/)

Badlands near Maverick Jct.

Christmas Mountains

Slickrock Canyon, etc
Robert  2/11  The Northwest Passage (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/trip-report-feb-20-25-northwest-passage) Indian Head/Rough Run/Paint Gap/Slickrock Canyon/Upper Burro Mesa/Apache Canyon/Maverick Jct.

Long cross country trips
Basin to somewhere or somewhere to the Basin

peregrine  12/11  Basin/Blue Creek/Smoky Creek/Mule Ears/Chimneys/TA/MDA/Lajitas (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/dec-17th-dec-23rd-chisos-to-lajitas/)
brendan  1/12 Basin/SW3/Blue Creek/Dodson/Smoky Creek/Mule Ears/Jacks Pass/Backbone Ridge wash/ET/Dodson/Juniper Canyon/Basin (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/jan-8-12-2012-outer-outer-mtn-loop/) Their 1st time in the park
Robert 2/13 Basin/Juniper Canyon/Fresno Creek/Lower Tornillo (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/from-the-basin-to-lower-tornillo/)
salukicolt  3/13  Homer Wilson/Dodson/ET/Black Gap/Juniper Canyon/Basin (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/homer-wilson-to-et-to-black-gap-rd-to-juniper-canyon-to-basin/)
eric  12/13 Basin/Blue Creek/Dodson/Smoky Creek/Jacks's Pass/Dominguez Spring/Mariscal Mtn./ET/Dodson/Juniper/Basin (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/basin-to-rio-grande-loop-december-15-19/) a massive 80 mile loop in 4+ days
Cookie & el hombre  11/14 Basin/SE1/Blue Creek/Mule Ears/Castolon Peak/Castolon (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/thanksgiving-it's-3-trips-in-1!/)

Other long trips
Robert  2/11  The Northwest Passage (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/trip-report-feb-20-25-northwest-passage) Indian Head/Rough Run/Paint Gap/Slickrock Canyon/Upper Burro Mesa/Apache Canyon/Maverick Jct.
mule ears  12/11 Sierra Quemada/Mariscal Mtn. loop (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/walking-to-the-bottom-of-the-bend-dec-2011-explorations-of-the-eastern-sierr) Glenn springs/Fresno creek/ET/Dominguez spring/Mariscal Mtn./east of Talley Mtn./Glenn Springs
Robert  1/12 Green Gulch/Smugglers Gap/Pine Canyon/Banta Shut-In/Grapevine Hills/Paint Gap (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/members-only-photos-and-reports/jan-trip-smuggler's-gap-to-tornillo-creek/)
trtlrock  12/13-1/14 25 days across the park (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/25-day-hike-across-the-bend/) Old Ore Rd./Grapevine Hill/Slickrock Mtn./Rough Run/MDA/into BBRSP
mule ears  2/14 Down the Eastern side Dog Canyon to Marufo Vega (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/down-the-eastern-side-feb-2014-dog-canyon-to-marufo-vega/)
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011 +
Post by: SA Bill on January 29, 2012, 11:23:58 AM
Nice me!  :eusa_clap:
 Bookmarked.
   Bill
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011+
Post by: mule ears on December 16, 2012, 03:24:08 PM
Just added 10 more reports from last April on, I think I have them all up to date but be sure to let me know if I have missed any.  Ready to read and add all the new ones to come from this winters hiking season!  Bring 'em on!   :eusa_dance:
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011+
Post by: catz on December 16, 2012, 04:43:23 PM
Great job, ME!!
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011+
Post by: randell on December 17, 2012, 12:55:59 PM
This is a great resource!  Don't forget my 9/12 trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/an-8-year-old-initiation/?topicseen) with my 8 year old on the  South Rim.
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011+
Post by: mule ears on December 17, 2012, 03:24:32 PM
This is a great resource!  Don't forget my 9/12 trip (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/your-trip-reports/an-8-year-old-initiation/?topicseen) with my 8 year old on the  South Rim.

Damn!  How did I forget that one, backpacking out of a sports car! 
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011+
Post by: mule ears on April 21, 2013, 08:11:37 AM
Just updated the reports list, 10 new entries in the last few months, great work folks  :eusa_clap:, but still not enough.  I know there are other reports out there from all the spring breakers who did the OML and other cool things.  Also still waiting to hear from The Distance on his across the park walk and Strider on his Devils Den explorations.  :13:
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011+
Post by: mule ears on December 28, 2013, 07:47:29 AM
Just updated the index with new trips from this fall, looking forward to more great reports as we head into the great hiking months of Jan and Feb.  :dance:

As always let me know if I have missed any.
Title: Re: Backpacking Trip Reports Index 2011+
Post by: mule ears on September 25, 2014, 02:21:36 PM
Just now got around to updating the index with last spring's trips, 14 new ones.  Had to get caught up before folks start hitting the trails this fall.

Something like 170+ backpacking trips in the two indexes now, keep 'em coming.   :13:

As always, if I forgot someone or something let me know.   :notworthy: