Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Friday, January 18, 2008

Big Bend National Park

We have spent the last four days in the Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas. It is over 800,000 acres of rugged and beautiful country with many vistas. It is very popular with those who love hiking, back country camping and mountain climbing. There is a lot to see and many places to explore.

Unfortunately, our time here has not been as busy as we had planned. On our second day in the park, while hiking on a fairly rough trail, Anneke had a fall about a half mile into the hike. She badly sprained an ankle and has been laid up since. I have, however, had the chance to spruce up on my domestic skills the last few days.

We did manage to hike into the Santa Elena canyon, where the Rio Grande runs thru the canyon marking the boundary between the USA and Mexico. We also did a number of other short hikes before the accident, but there are so many more to do. For those into long wilderness hikes, there are many months of trails and free roaming to do. There are of course all kinds of hazards from Mountain lions (who have attacked hikers in the past), bears and various other animals to contend with.

Now that we have had a taste of the park, we will have to return and enjoy the wilderness with a bit more care. This is definitely a must see National Park.


Wendy said...

Wat een prachtige foto's weer. Een schitterend park hoor!!

weer Wendy said...

.....en is de enkel trouwens weer helemaal goed nu???

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Denk dat het nog wat langer gaat duren.Zit de hele dag met mijn voet omhoog.Wordt nu ook wel blauw. Vandaag gaan we verder naar VanHorn.Chuck moet alles alleen doen.Alleen jammer dat ik niet meer heb kunnen wandelen , want het is prachtig hier.


Dan & Corrie Ryan said...

now we feel guilty about recommending you guys check that part of TX out. dan & corrie

Hollandranch said...

Ziet er prachtig uit daar.
Dat je enkel maar snel weer beter mag zijn want de hele dag met je voet omhoog is ook geen pretje.