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Thread: Riding in Big Bend National Park

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    sMiling Voni's Avatar
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    Riding in Big Bend National Park

    Yesterday ; )

    Sunny and 70.

    Took a ride and then a hike in Boquillas Canyon.

    Can't wait for the border to reopen! (April 2011)

    http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/n...view=slideshow





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    Very nice! An area I need to visit. Maybe not today, though. Its -4F with fresh snow.

    Jim

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    Thx:)

    Been there twice, once in Summer July heat and then my favorite February visit. I definately prefer Big Bend in Winter. I camped and the nights get very cold in Marathon in Febraury, just to the North a few miles and I should have camped in the park where it was warmer near the river. 15* that night I won't forget. GSA1200 hated the morning grind, with 20/50w oil in the boxer and so cold. I loved the rides there and I know you live so closeby. Thanks for the pic, nice. PS; I also did quite a few miles of GSA dirt riding there, around BB State Park and never felt so lonely, all alone(so few people) out there in nowhere lands... Nice. Randy

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    To us, one of the very best parts is the solitude. Our first spring break the locals were talking about how crowded it would be.

    We were amazed how that huge park swallowed up people and that there were lots of places where solitude reigned!

    Cold overnights, even in the park, this time of year. What surprised me was that Rio Grande Village gets colder than the Chisos Basin!

    BBNP's Daily report is here:
    http://www.nps.gov/bibe/daily_report.htm

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    Ah, yes. Rio Grande Village!

    I camped there for 10 consecutive years during the week of Thanksgiving, along with a lot of other members of the Houston BMW Club. For the most part the weather was very good. However, in '91 and '93 it was cold. VERY cold! The friday after Thanksgiving '93 at about 9:am it was 17 degrees! We rode to Lajitas anyway. It warmed up considerably over the next couple of days and the trip back to Midland was almost pleasant.

    There are a lot of really good (funny) stories about these trips.

    Ride safe and often,

    Jordan

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    Big Bend

    I always save vacation days between christmas & new year and plan to ride there one year in the near future.
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    I love it down there. The best part to me is the quietness and silence. Did this country boys heart some good. The place is so dark at night that you can see stars forever. Milky Way shows up good. Grab binoculars out of the tank bag, grab a bud light and check it out. Old KLR had a ball through Black Gap Canyon. Be back soon as I can.

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    Beautiful pictures, thanks Voni. Some friends and I are headed to BBNP for a weeks vacation at the end of this month. Your pictures only whet our anticipation for what we hope to be a great time.

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