If you’ve been a long time follower of mine, you know I love the Big Bend area of Texas. I have made many trips there, with several people we know.
On this trip, we were able to ascend Christmas Mountain. There is a gate with one key and only one driver is allowed through at one time. We discovered why. There is nowhere to pass, few places to pull over and nowhere to back up to. And in a few places, you will catch air with a wheel at a time.But the view from the top is priceless
Not quite to the top, but amazing just the same.
Fog in the desert is by nature, temporary and elusive. This is the Window trail in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. By the time we actually got to the window, which is a gap in the rock where water from the basin drains, all trace of fog was gone.
Here’s a peek at the Chisos Mountains through a window in one of the ruins in the Ghost Town of Terlingua.
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.