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VIDEO Trip Report: Big Bend Bender

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by BROGAN, May 11, 2019.

  1. May 11, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    BROGAN

    BROGAN [OP] Get out there!

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    Hey guys I put together a video review of my trip to the Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. I make stuff like this to easily share stuff with the family and to keep for easy viewing in a few years. Thought I'd share here too. Ill just post the video up top here, and then I will likely ramble on below and write about the experience to give others some--hopefully--useful advise or tips.

    https://vimeo.com/335615043
     
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  2. May 11, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    BROGAN [OP] Get out there!

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    Reserved for pictures.
     
  3. May 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    That’s totally awesome of you to help them out. Hate to say it but doesn't surprise me that people don’t take any warning seriously.
     
  4. May 11, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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    BROGAN [OP] Get out there!

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    Yeah I let the Ranger know we got them out and she seemed to suggest, with a smile, that maybe we should have let them sweat it out a bit longer. She said she told them specifically to stick to the paved roads that day, due to recent rains.
     
  5. May 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Awesome!!! I hope that RV family gave you a lot of praise and appreciativeness.
     
  6. May 11, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    Hell I hope they made y’all take some money!!!:). Awesome looking trip, the wife watched it with me and stated maybe we should do that!! How long did it take to do that trek?? Thank you for posting!!
     
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  7. May 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    We left Monday at 10am and stayed in Marathon the first night. Went into the Bend early Tuesday morning, left out on Friday morning due to poor weather (we were going to stay Friday night as well but did not.)
     
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    Looked like a good time!
     
  9. Jun 3, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    Awesome video. The trails looked amazing and it's cool to see the functionality of your truck put to use. Great build.

    Funny how things work out, because to those folks in the RV, you were lead their way on purpose. I'm sure it made the trip even more memorable.

    Question, on the dirt road at the end, are the plateaus in the road built on purpose?
     
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    Very cool video! Heading to Big Bend in 2 weeks for 3 nights. That over-the-bed tent looks awesome. We plan on just setting up traditionally on the ground with our tents. Anything you suggest to bring that you didn't have? Or items that were more important than others?
     
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  11. Sep 4, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    @Bakelite I'm also hoping to put a trip together out there in November or December. Hope you have a great time, and let us know about your experience after you go.
     
  12. Sep 12, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    I guess I missed this post when it first came out in May. Great video! I’ve only been to Big Bend once a few years ago. My son and I did the easy trails. We loved it and want to go back.

    By the way, what kind of bumper, winch and sliders do you have?
     
  13. Sep 12, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    My trip got pushed back to November! You may beat me there. :D:D
     
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    Wow looks like alot of fun!! You definitely saved those folks in the rv!..Thank you for sharing.
     
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  15. Sep 12, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    Yeah, I thought that part of the video was funny when the girls were jumping up and down with joy after he winched them out. I also liked the arm waving photo by the warning sign - lol.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    I'm looking at late November. Heck, we might even cross paths, I'll have to keep an eye out for fellow Tundras.
     
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  17. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    I’ll be there Oct. 10-13th for my daughter’s birthday
     
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    That would be funny. As we narrow things down I can definitely let you know the exact dates we will be going. Still working on my destination wedding in late October ha. :confused:
     
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    Yeah sounds great, and congratulations!
     
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