Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Leaving Big Bend with Pictures and Memories

One of the most striking aspects of Big Bend is it's size. From the north entrance to the Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande River is 75 miles; the east-west distance is about the same. This morning we left our comfy room at the Chisos Mountains Lodge and drove 7 miles down to the junction. Instead of going out of the park we turned back to the Chimneys (a 46 miles round trip) and then hiked out on the trail and climbed the rocks.  We were alone out there and it was the perfect way to end our stay in this spectacular spot on the planet. Besides the great rock formations there are some very interesting petroglyphs. We drove toward home all afternoon and evening and are now spending the night in Wichita Falls Texas