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Desert hiking in Big Bend NP 03-1990

Desert hiking in Big Bend NP 03-1990

The best way to experience the desert at Big Bend NP is to get out of the car and hike through it.  Trevor and I did a number of easy mostly level hikes on his first trip to Big Bend. During the midday the sun can get very hot so we brought plenty of water. Please follow / like...

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Rafting Santa Elena Canyon BBNP 03-1990

Rafting Santa Elena Canyon BBNP 03-1990

An all day guided rafting trip through spectacular Santa Elena Canyon was certainly the highlight of our week long camping trip to Big Bend NP.  Santa Elena Canyon Is the most majestic of the three major canyons along the course of the Rio Grande in Big Bend NP. The canyon’s walls rise vertically about 1,500′ from the river’s edge.  The Rio Grande still had a good flow during the 1990’s before the drought of the...

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Horseback to the South Rim BBNP 03-1990

Horseback to the South Rim BBNP 03-1990

Trevor and I made our first father and son trip to Big Bend NP in March 1990 when he was 10. It was the first of what became an annual tradition for the next 14 years. We took a horseback ride up here and as we learned not really the best way to go, 8 hours on a horse with only one stop at the top to get off. The trail was dusty and the long line of horses meant we all were enveloped in a smelly, dusty cloud the whole day. Not exactly what...

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