Big Bend National Park , 2006

Big Bend is the largest and least visited of all the National Parks, a vast area of southwest desert and mountains cupped in the U-turn of the disappearing Rio Grande, the border between Texas and Mexico. These are some of the photographs we took when we visited Big Bend for two weeks in February and March of 2006. You can enjoy these best by watching them as a slide show.

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Canyon towhee

Bill at bottom of Burro Mesa Pouroff

Inside Fern Canyon


Rio Grande Village campsite

Cactus wren

Sunrise over Sierra del Carmen

Nest on cholla cactus

Hikers in front of beautiful conglomerate rocks

Entrance to Boquillas canyon

River guide Taz fixing food

River campsite in Santa Elena canyon

Pink prickly pear

Lechuguilla, marker plant for Chihuahan desert

Roadside exhibit, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Vista from Sotol Overlook (and sotol plant)

Santa Elena canyon from Sotoal Overlook (12 miles away)

Typical roadside view

Hiker by the Rio Grande inside Santa Elena canyon

Tuff canyon

Rio Grande Village pond at sunrise

Casa Grande through the Window

Red Chilli restaurant in Study Butte/Terlinqua

the Mule Ears

The Window from Chisos Basin

Village of Boquillas and Sierra del Carmen, Mexico

Casa Grande from Lost Mine trail

Windmill from abandoned ranch still draws water for birds

Rio Grande Village campground

Sunset at Rio Grande Village pond

Approaching the Chisos Mountains

Hot Springs at edge of the Rio Grande

Rio Grande through Hot Springs canyon

La Casa Grande from the Basin

Juniper Canyon from Lost Mine Trail

Lost Mine peak from the trail

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