1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

This map tells you why Texas sucks for us.

Discussion in 'TX- Lone Star Land Cruisers' started by chris777, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. chris777

    chris777 TLCA member #12444

    Messages:
    587
    Media:
    1
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Federal land, BLM Land, gives us all a reason to invest our time, money and experience, into driving our trucks and camping in the beautiful widerness. All we have in Texas is State parks, one tame national park, and canned off road parks. I hate being so far away from the BLM land in all the states portrayed in this map:

    http://thefederalistpapers.integratedmarket.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/FedLandMap.jpg
     
  2. 1911

    1911 chupacabra SILVER Star

    Messages:
    4,457
    Media:
    19
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Parker County, Texas
    It could always be worse; Kansas for instance.
     
    rrv333 likes this.
  3. forksinthetrail

    forksinthetrail Frequent Lurker SILVER Star

    Messages:
    46
    Media:
    166
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    It took me a while to figure out what bugged me about wandering around Texas in a Land Cruiser, coming from Oregon. You can't just swing off the asphalt practically anywhere you want to. It is frustrating isn't?
     
  4. chris777

    chris777 TLCA member #12444

    Messages:
    587
    Media:
    1
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Yea! You got it! That is what I am talking about.
     
  5. KOWBOY

    KOWBOY President

    Messages:
    5,605
    Likes Received:
    284
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Location:
    Diggin' mud
    Wyomin' sure is lookin' good on that map. :grinpimp:

    :flamingo:
     
  6. chris777

    chris777 TLCA member #12444

    Messages:
    587
    Media:
    1
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I'm going to be viewing the total solar eclipse from wyoming BLM land on Aug21
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  7. warpdriv

    warpdriv

    Messages:
    3,659
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    From what I was told, Texas sold off most of it's land to pay for Civil War Debt. Anyone know if that was true?
     
  8. chris777

    chris777 TLCA member #12444

    Messages:
    587
    Media:
    1
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    warpdriv likes this.
  9. Flank

    Flank American by Birth, Texan by the grace of God.

    Messages:
    2,091
    Likes Received:
    215
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Location:
    Flower Mound, TX
    I learned this early on, in my pre LC days. It is practically impossible to "Get Lost" in Texas, or to get to an area where you know for a fact there there is not another human within 20 miles... I do miss Nevada for that. But I do love Texas.
     
  10. 1911

    1911 chupacabra SILVER Star

    Messages:
    4,457
    Media:
    19
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Parker County, Texas
    I think that you must not have been to west Texas.
     
  11. snobdds

    snobdds Ridin Dirty SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
    Yea, then consider we only have 500,000 people in the entire state with the largest city at 65K. It's a secret that we keep tight to the vest. In fact I have a cabin that borders the Medicine Bow National Forest. So my 10 acres is really like 75 square miles of land. I never have to worry about a sassy or trashy neighbor moving in next to me...:moon:
     
    1911 likes this.
  12. chris777

    chris777 TLCA member #12444

    Messages:
    587
    Media:
    1
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I've been to west Texas a lot. Big Bend Ranch State Park, Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe National Park, Marfa, Terlingua, Fort Davis, the Christmas mountains, Presidio, Del Rio. But it is very restricted, very organized, regulated, regimented, commercialized. Look at the map I started with this thread. Read the article that I posted that explains why there is so little public land in Texas. In all the western states, you have the freedom to explore wilderness areas and camp where you want. I would move there in a second, if not much works for commercial photographers. I will though, one day.