Big Bend National Park

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Chiso Mtns.
Spent a few days in Big Bend National Park with my niece before heading back to San Antonio for the dental convention. Big Bend is a huge park in southwest Texas. The Chisos Mountains are located in the park and provide a great backdrop for a variety of hiking options. Our day hike led us to "the window". Due to the recent presence of black bears and their cubs, this trail was closed until very recently. A great 4 hour hike in the middle of the Chiso Mountains. The next 2 days we hooked up with an outfit called "Far Flung Outdoor Center". ATV riding was 1st on the agenda, through Big Bend State Park. Riding through a surprisingly green desert, our guide was very informative regarding the local wildlife, fauna and history of the area. During one hike away from the ATV's my niece came withing inches of stepping on a diamondback rattlesnake. Amazed it didn't strike, she leaped out of her intended path and avoided a serious encounter. The 3rd day was the best, rafting down the Rio Grande River. Due to the amount of rainfall the area had recently, the river was moving faster than usual (still a very peaceful ride). Rafting between the 2 countries for 6 hours made for a great day. The towering canyon walls were incredibly scenic.
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Chiso Mtns.
Chiso Mtns.
Lajitas, Texas
Lajitas, Texas
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
Chisos Mtns.
the window 300 waterfall steps …
"the window" 300' waterfall steps…
golf course ruined with Rio Grande…
golf course ruined with Rio Grand…
Rio Grande River overflow
Rio Grande River overflow
fantastic outdoor guides
fantastic outdoor guides
my niece
my niece
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River (lunch stop)
Rio Grande River (lunch stop)
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
time to take over
time to take over
haulin out in knee to hip deep mud
haulin out in knee to hip deep mud
draw your own conclusions
draw your own conclusions
excellent chili
excellent chili
a 1 bed jail house to sleep it off
a 1 bed jail house to sleep it off
Lajitas, Texas
Lajitas, Texas
Lajitas, Texas
Lajitas, Texas
Kosmic Kathys Kowgirl Kafe
Kosmic Kathy's Kowgirl Kafe
Pecos bridge, Pecos River
Pecos bridge, Pecos River
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