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    Big Bend Natl Park on March 6-8

    My father is going to spend the winter in his RV somewhere in the Big Bend area. I plan to visit him sometime during the winter. I've never been there.

    Anyone interested in picking a time and place to hang in Big bend National Forest?

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    It's not a National Forest, it's a National Park.

    Trees are pretty hard to come by, except in the floodplain of the Rio Grande (cottonwood, salt cedar, and willow). Dunno what the NPS allows/disallows vis-a-vis hammocks and/or camping outside of designated sites.

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    I'm interested, depending on the timing.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    http://www.nationalparkreservations....igbend_map.htm
    Looks like a National Park to me. Not arguing, just saying.
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    Big Bend National Park

    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I'm interested, depending on the timing.
    The timing has to avoid Christmas, New Years, Mt. Rogers, Myrtle Beach Golf at the end of February, and Easter. What else?

    Perhaps we could do it on a weekend in early February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    What else?
    I think you covered the big ones.

    Big Bend is a destination that I've meant to visit for years, but keep putting off in favor of other trips. A dedicated visit sounds great.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Sounds like a good place to perfect our Treeless Hanging methods. Maybe I can develop the Prairie Travois Hammock Tee Pee by then, with cover, fire hole and porch flys.

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    Hah! I though you were talking about Florida...
    http://www.florida-outdoors.com/bigbend.htm

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    That would be a good winter trip too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    My father is going to spend the winter in his RV somewhere in the Big Bend area. I plan to visit him sometime during the winter. I've never been there.

    Anyone interested in picking a time and place to hang in Big bend National Forest?

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    It should prove to be very "rugged" as they say! Lot's of sheer cliffs in those canyons.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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