Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Big Bend - Lost Mine Trail


Big Bend is one of the largest yet least visited of the National Parks. Over 800,000 acres. Going there for a day seems like visiting a european city on a city-a-day tour. But that's what we did. Arrived one night and took a short walk from the campground. And then took two different trails the next day -- the Hot Springs Trail (described/pictured the last entry) and the Lost Mine Trail. Two and a half miles each way, steep but gradual (elevation gain of 1100 feet), with some uneven path and stone steps. Rewarded with wonderful views and the feel of a summer day.
Got the shot of the roadrunner on the trail; also saw javelina while driving around the park.
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