Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Eight

In part eight of our Winter 2016 adventure, we drove up to the Chisos Mountain Range, the only mountain range contained entirely within a national park. It covers 40 square miles and the highest peak is Emory at 7,825 feet above sea level. For more information about this section of the park, see the BigContinue reading “Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Eight”

Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Seven

Westside of Big Bend National Park For more information about this section of the park, see the Big Bend National Park overview in Part Five. As we enter the Santa Elena Canyon where the Rio Grande meanders through high cliffs, I wonder how such a calm flow of water had carved out the space betweenContinue reading “Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Seven”

Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Six

Eastside of Big Bend National Park Welcome back to Big Bend National Park, where we visited in February 2016. Of the 62 national parks in the nation, Big Bend clocks in at over 801,000 acres, making it the 14th largest in the system. For more information about this section of the park, see the BigContinue reading “Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Six”

Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Five

Hooray, we finally made it to our ultimate destination. On February 28, 2016, we rolled into Terlingua, Texas, for four nights and chose the Big Bend Motor Inn RV Park for our base camp while exploring Big Bend National Park. Terlingua, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a living ghost town withContinue reading “Winter 2016 Adventure – Big Bend National Park or Bust Part Five”