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Old 02-24-2010, 11:11 AM
Location: Atlanta, GA.
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Mid March we're going to Big Bend for three days of camping, (tent). Any advise to campsites, trails to hike, areas that are a must for viewing? Any input will be greatly appreciated in the aid of having a great time with my family. -EJ

We are very flexible as for sites...but my wife prefers toilets, sinks & showers...provided by other than her husband! :-)
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:12 AM
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Dont know what type of vehicle your taking but the best views of the park are off the paved roads and on the primitive roads. Beautiful sights, wildlife and solitude
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:15 PM
Location: Where I live.
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Try this:

Big Bend National Park


Magnificent area, and my favorite; it's the only part of Texas I'd move home for.

I'm NOT a camper at all, and stay in Alpine or Fort Davis' Indian Lodge! There are all levels nearby or within the park--from very primitive to showers/toilets to full accomodations at Chisos Mountains Lodge.

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:37 PM
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If you're going during Spring Break and don't already have a campsite reserved, you may have a hard time finding one with toilets, sinks and showers. In fact, the only showers available at any time are at the store near Boquillas Canyon. At least that was true the last time I went, which was 12 years ago. But there are plenty of primitive camp sites so you don't need to worry about having a spot.

If you've never been there, I suggest the Lost Mine trail and the Window trails to start with. If you those are not too strenuous (or if you are otherwise comfortable with a long strenuous hike), tackle the South Rim trail. All are glorious.

It's one of my favorite places on earth. I used to go 3 or 4 times a year. Now we have an 11-year-old who is outdoor-averse and I don't want to go and listen to her whine. But if I could find a place to stash her for 4 or 5 days I can't think of any place I'd rather be.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:41 PM
Location: Plano, TX
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Keep the tent screen door closed. One year we had a skunk climb in.

I thought there was a trail for Mule Ears that was good.
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