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Old 09-11-2007   #1
 
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Yo need a little beta on Bid Bend in Texas. Permits?? days?? and should i pack heat??

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The book Texas Whitewater has info. It says check on the BB NP site, NPS - Page Not Found. Permits are required but easy to get from NP sites. w.nps.gov
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you'll definitely wanna check water levels unless you are already planning on canoeing. i haven't looked lately but in general the rio down yonder is only intermittently raftable though virtually always canoeable. the outfitters or the park service could give you good beta on current flows. far flung, desert sports, and big bend river tours are the outfitters (cheaper to hire a local to run shuttle if your doin somethin long than to pay an outfitter). permits are cheap and unlimited so that's no problem. you can do anywhere from a day or two to 150-200 miles--lovely canyons and such, good side hiking--still proly pretty hot though until october if my memory serves me well but worth it anytime you can make it in my humble opinion.
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Yeah it is definitely a canoe or kayak trip down there, or you might just consider wading. And remember that playing with rattle snakes is a bad idea.
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Let us know what you find out. I was planning on going down the rio grande for a thanksgiving trip.

Plus, looks like there is going to be 10-15" of rain hitting the texas coast due to a tropical storm. Wonder if that effects the Rio
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try: southwestpaddler.com
click on texas and then on what river you want, may help you some
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