This is looking through the rear windows of a very old panel truck/van in the parking lot of a business in Study Butte, just outside the west entrance of Big Bend National Park. I love all the layers of paint and rust.
When you look at the long view in the Big Bend area, you are confronted by many layers. Whether geologic or historic, there are many layers to the area.
Between Christmas and New Year, we visited the Big Bend area again. The campground we stayed in was in Study Butte. (Said stooody like moody, not study like you would do for a test.) . There was a road that went off beside the campground and I was curious where it went. One of the days, I was on my own so I decided to follow it where it went. Looked at gooogle maps and followed the tracks.
It was a short road, it led to a parking area at the border of the national park at a trailhead we walked down another day. But on this drive, I saw another gorgeous view of the Chisos Mountains.
It doesn’t seem to matter that much where you are down there, there’s nearly always a view.
The Porch is an important gathering place in Terlingua. It’s actually the porch that runs most of the length of the Terlingua Trading Post and Starlight Theater. It’s an interesting blend of the locals and tourists and everything in between. In the evenings it can be a very lively place, sometimes in the afternoons and early evenings, you can find a jam session of local and out of town musicians going on. Rumor has it that Robert Plant joined in one day.
Despite the sign “No Dogs on the Porch” there’s usually at least one dog there wandering up and down. The sign actually just applies to visiting dogs, the local dogs have their own society and pecking order.
In daylight hours, there’s an incredible view of the Chisos Mountains in the national park. After dark, the entertainment is in the ambience of the lights of the Porch.