Category: Big Bend National Park

Big Bend Hikes: Pine Canyon Trail

Thanksgiving Day in Big Bend National Park started off crisp and clear, eventually warming up in time for a nice mid-day hike into Pine Canyon. The Pine Canyon Trail starts at the end of Pine Canyon Road and is reached via 6 miles of… Continue Reading “Big Bend Hikes: Pine Canyon Trail”

Big Bend Flora 11.9.22

Another beautiful red-flowered perennial blooming in the Chisos Mountains is the Ipomopsis aggregata. I found this little gem along the Lost Mine Trail – a popular 5-mile out and back trail near the Chisos Basin. It’s one of my favorite hikes in the park… Continue Reading “Big Bend Flora 11.9.22”

Big Bend Flora 11.2.2022

Hiking the upper part of the Lost Mine Trail in the Chisos Mountains last week, I came upon the showy, bright red, tubular flowers of Salvia regla or Mountain Sage. Often blooming in the spring and, again in the fall, the flowers are attractive… Continue Reading “Big Bend Flora 11.2.2022”

Capricious Captures 10.26.22

I’m back! Since my last post, we have made our way from Northern California to Southwest Texas via a circuitous route that allowed us to visit family along the way and a whole bunch of national parks! Much of the time, I’ve had little… Continue Reading “Capricious Captures 10.26.22”

Big Bend Revisited II

Day 3 On Day 3 of our brief visit, we decided to do a short hike into Tuff Canyon and then head into the town of Study Butte for fuel and groceries. Tuff Canyon Trail is a short walk down into the canyon formed… Continue Reading “Big Bend Revisited II”

Big Bend National Park Revisited

Big Bend National Park is quite possibly our all-time favorite national park. We’ve visited the park several times over the years and our last visit at the beginning of January 2022 re-ignited our love of this breathtaking area. Many things have changed since our… Continue Reading “Big Bend National Park Revisited”

Big Bend The Mountains

The Pine A lone pine stands watch On the summit of the trail Guarding time, and place. My final post reflecting our time in Big Bend has arrived!  I want to share a quote from the author of a book I have on Big… Continue Reading “Big Bend The Mountains”

Big Bend: The Desert Part Two

  Being on the road, and remaining flexible, means that plans can change, and change fast. We found ourselves with an opportunity to work in the Tetons this coming summer, so it meant that we needed to high-tail it back to Vermont earlier than… Continue Reading “Big Bend: The Desert Part Two”

Big Bend: The Desert

Ocotillo   The ocotillo Standing tall in the desert Greets the rising sun. We were introduced to the idea of dispersed camping within Big Bend NP on our prior visit to the park.  At that point, we were taking what would be our final… Continue Reading “Big Bend: The Desert”

The Bohemian Town of Terlingua

Desert Scent After a light rain The creosote bush releases It’s earthy fragrance. I promised some poetry, didn’t I??  I have always been somewhat intimidated by poetry.  I’m not sure why.  But, I am confessing this unease here and now.  I think it all… Continue Reading “The Bohemian Town of Terlingua”