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Re: [pct-l] desert hiking and big bend
It depends on when your going and what part of the park your going to. If
You are going in the summer to lower elevations you should reconsider,
it's just to hot to be enjoyable. If your going to the higher elevations
you should plan on a gallon of drinking water a day per person.
The best experience I ever had in big bend was during a snow "storm" about
two inches of snow fell and we were the only people in the park.
On Fri, 27 Feb 1998, dAvId aLbErT. wrote:
> I was just interested in knowing some of the basics concerning desert
> hiking. More specifically a friend and I are planning a trip to Big
> Bend National Park in Texas. I feel that I have a good deal of
> experience wiin regular hiking and long distance hiking. However,
> living in the northeast puts a damper on my desert hiking experiences.
> Just wondering if anybody could help me with some of the basics
> (especially how much waterto bring.) I know what the survival books say
> but want input from someone with direct experience. Also, anybody who
> has been to Big Bend National Park I would be interested in hearing your
> experiences. The latter question can be answered directly to my e-mail
> address so as not to clog up the list. Sincerely, David.
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