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tires for big bend in feb

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by danptobin, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. crownhorse

    crownhorse Been here awhile

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    be there 9th thru 26, could not string together enough days at maverick to get monthly rate, so staying at place near teralinqa
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  2. danptobin

    danptobin Been here awhile Supporter

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    im heading there feb 2 should roll in on wed. my dad passed away mon and we had the funeral fri so im trying to get the ducks in something resemebling a row. missec some work so things are not as simple as originally planned but ill be there with just my street tires wich are scorpion trail 2s
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  3. ZiggyInNc

    ZiggyInNc Been here awhile

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    Better put on snow tires if you are there today.
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  4. danptobin

    danptobin Been here awhile Supporter

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    i20 was an icy mess. dont like the way they pave i20 near abilene. the grooves where a pain in the a44
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  5. crownhorse

    crownhorse Been here awhile

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    hurry, where you staying im in study butte now till early march
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  6. danptobin

    danptobin Been here awhile Supporter

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    i stayed in marathon
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  7. texas123

    texas123 Been here awhile

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    To help others for future trips there...
    A Toyota Camry rental car can made it through most of the park without issues. A few trails recommend high clearance vehicles, but just a few. I wouldn't go off the public road; it's illegal and penalties are swift and severe in Texas. There are no legal place to off-road in the state or Ntl. park sections. It's still fun though, but no special tires or equipment needed.
    Now, Sam Houston Ntl Park has almost 100 miles of off road trails (multi-use trails) that are great. Somebody could plan their trip to include that along their route. You share the trails with dirtbikes, atv's, horses, hikers and hunters.
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  8. c_m_shooter

    c_m_shooter Ninja Warrior Supporter

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    But a rental car can go places a car you own can't.
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  9. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile Supporter

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    You would have about a 50-50 chance of A) getting stuck in the sand, or B) cutting a tire on the sharp rock that abounds in south Brewster county.
    If it rains nothing with wheels is going anywhere on a dirt road.
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  10. texas123

    texas123 Been here awhile

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    Of course you are right; 8 ply A/T tires would be a wise choice, but I wouldn't tell somebody to not go because of their tires. Actually, depends on the person. Actually, I would tell my wife to stay far, far away; maybe drive through New Mexico & avoid it all together. Nevermind, you're right.
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  11. orrj

    orrj It's about the ride! Supporter

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    This is a bit off the current topic, but could someone point me to information on bikes being required to be plated or not to ride the back country roads at Big Bend?
    Thanks
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  12. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    I would think any motor vehicle on a road would have to be plated. Where in this country can you drive down a public road with an unregistered vehicle?
    We just came home from riding in Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park and I don't think you get by very long without a plate.
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  13. orrj

    orrj It's about the ride! Supporter

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    Just looking for input. Some areas are more lax on enforcement. Some are definitely not. Some areas in South eastern Oklahoma are really lax, to the point of passing officers just wave. Around here its an unthinkable sin...
    Thanks
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  14. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Lots of border patrol but I don't know if they care. But coming into the park they may look.
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  15. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile Supporter

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    You must be 100% street legal anywhere in the park..
    speed limit is 45 mph on the paved roads and 25 mph on the dirt roads
    the rangers will stop you and give warnings at the least and expensive tickets if they're in a bad mood (which is most of the time)
    This is the busy season for the entire Big Bend area and law enforcement is maxed out
    Big Bend Ranch State Park is just as bad
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  16. orrj

    orrj It's about the ride! Supporter

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    Thats what i was looking for, thank you.
    We will accelerate orrlady rider training and just get her licensed.
    Stay safe
    John.
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  17. gentimmy

    gentimmy Been here awhile

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    Just got back - didn’t have any issues with Rangers and the park/Terlingua was quiet due to what I assume is most people halting travel plans in light of the recent “pandemic”.

    Boquillas closed today, and many of the entrances closed as well. I know the Chisos are open
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