Arrived at Big Bend and found a parking spot near the campsite.
The campsite was in the foot hills of the Chisos mountains.
Turns out the spot where we pitched our tent wasn't actually where we were supposed to camp. Oh well.
The vegatation was not friendly.
On Pine Canyon Trail where desert starts to change to forrest.
Winding section of Pine Canyon Trail.
From the coloration, appears this is a waterfall if there is ever rain. Cliffs were about 100 foot tall.
I was a little scared to crawl into the cracks in the rocks.
Everything around us was bathed in a bright orange. I truned around to see some amazing colors.
On our way up the Chisos mountains.
The blue bird that followed us. Taken with a regular lense from about five feet away.
Taking in the view.
There was a lot of uphill climbing.
A frequent pose.
Typical of the switchback area along Pinnacle Trail.
It says bear country, but we didn't see any.
Heading towards Boot Canyon.
Black Neck Garter snake
Campsite at Boot Canyon #3
A little tired from the hike.
Nice rock perch.
Close up of a typical plant in big bend.
South Rim really was amazing.
Trying to take it all in.
More enjoying the sites.
South Rim trail offers these types of views for about a mile.
Near the top of Emory Peak.
This is the top of Emory.
Found a good spot to watch the sunset.
Which was awesome.
Found a scorpion on the way back to camp.
And found a mouse in our bear locker.
Dale tearing up the unmaintained roads.
And the unmaintained roads tearing up Dale's jeep.
Good spot for a siesta.
Boquillas Canyon Overlook
On the way up to the overlook.
It was hot. Actually hit 109 but didn't get a pic.
Mexicans from Boquillas come across to sale their wares.
"Put de moni en dis ken. tank you"
Spotted a coyote.
Results of a recent fire.
Abandoned store near hot springs.
A suprising rainbow.
Checking out our campsite at La Cocha.
Rio Grande and the Mexican mountains in the background.
Campsite set up.
Sunset over the Chisos.
Trying to fly the tent like a kite.
Sun rise over the Mexican mountains.
A couple of the many deer we saw.
Panoramic view of South Rim. Still doesn't do it justice.