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nomadictxn

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I am not much of a photographer, I did take a few this past November on a trip to BBNP. We had a great time. It is truly a unique place if you have never been there. I was looking at pictures on my Pad today and thought I would help anybody that is snowed in still and anxious to get out. If you ever go to BBNP in Texas, you have to keep in mind that it is remote. The remotest park in the lower 48. It is very hot or can be delightful in the Summer. Usually hot. It has 4x4 roads, hiking (desert and mountains), rafting and great camping. Load your refer up in Alpine on the way in. Food and gas are a little pricey, but not outrageous near and in the park. If you have time, take the River Road back to Presidio and then head north to Marfa. Don't miss Balmorhea, Davis Mountains and The McDonald Observatory if you have time. Believe me, I have been visiting the Big Bend for 30 years and there are things to see new every time. This was our biggest trip so far in our camper and really enjoyed touring the park with the possibility of lunch and a bathroom in every place we parked.
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Til the next Big trip!!
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Two years ago in April the wife and I spent four days in Big Bend National Park and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It is indeed a wonderful place to go to bike, camp, explore and hike the many trails. We'll definitely go back one of these days to do it again. I'm sure.


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Nice pictures. I'm glad you had a good time!


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Beautiful place. Did you see any wildlife?

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Nice pictures.
I have heard that the sharp rocks in the roads can be bad on tires. Did you have any problems? Flats?
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JRJR wrote:

Beautiful place. Did you see any wildlife?


Not much this time. Have seen bear and mountain lion and javelina on previous trips.

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zulu52 wrote:

Nice pictures.
I have heard that the sharp rocks in the roads can be bad on tires. Did you have any problems? Flats?
Zulu


I went down one primitive road with camper. Turned around after about 4 miles. Not real fun. Wished I had my Subaru, There are some challenging roads and some go here just for that. I stayed on the paved stuff this time.

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Namadictxn, what a wonderful park for you to visit and I agree it is a beautiful park to visit. Thanks for taking the time to put the narrative, photographs together and share them here. I'll look forward in seeing more about your travels.

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I am going there in the next few weeks. where did you stay?


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Love Big Bend!!! We were going to head there last fall, but all sorts of other stuff conspired to keep us away. New plan is to head there this coming fall for a few days in the Chisos Mountains. Incredible place. Thanks for posting the photos to inspire!!


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