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Boquillas Canyon (Big Bend National Park) -- CANCELED

It has been a few years since we visited Boquillas Canyon. 

- It is remote.  Once we enter the canyon, the next exit is 3 days later
  (so no health problems or endurance concerns, please)  
- Weather can include freezing temperatures, heat, rain, snow, frost, and/or high winds
- The shuttle is legendary
- Vehicle parking will amount to about $30 per vehicle
- There is a per-person exit fee of $10 last time I checked
- The NPS / Rio Grande Village has closed the group campsites (COVID response)
- Camping near the put-in will not be possible - will have to figure this out
- Final shared costs will depend on how we work the shuttle (self-shuttle or outfitter)  
- The "pack it in, pack it out" regulations include human waste and used toilet paper
- We must bring all of our own water because of the mercury-rich river
- The usual precautions need to be taken concerning:
   - poisonous reptiles (mostly rattlesnakes, with a smattering of copperheads)
   - poisonous and irritating insects (velvet ants, wasps, bees, mosquitos, etc.)
   - poisonous arachnids (scorpions)
   - scary arachnids (tarantulas and wolf spiders)
   - poisonous arthropods (centipedes)
   - poisonous water (mercury) mentioned above
   - poisonous plants (nolina)
   - plants that have impressive defensive mechanisms (lechugilla, agave, sotol, cactus)
   - plants that have impressive offensive mechanisms (cane)
- The water level may or may not cooperate - no whining

With the warnings out of the way, this is a canyon of spectacular beauty - well worth the nuisances listed above for those who can tolerate them with the good humor of true adventurers.

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 8:00 AM until Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 5:00 PM

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