Proof that everything in the desert is not brown or gray, the prickly pear cactus. The sections, called nopales or tunas are eaten and the fruits which are purple, make a beautiful jelly or can be eaten, once you remove the prickles.
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.