On To Big Bend


Big Bend is a land of strong beauty, often savage and always imposing.

Lon Garrison

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABig Bend is one of the more interesting but least visited national parks in the United States.  There’s good reason for that.  Big Bend is not an easy place to get to.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt is not right off any super highway which means you better know where to turn to get there.  And, it’s a good idea to start with a full tank of gas because there’s no close place to fill up when the gas gauge nears E.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOnce there, the solitude and beauty of the place is overwhelming.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt is desert

and mountains.

It is rock formations

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Santa Elena Canyon

and canyons, all formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt is green valleys along the Rio Grande,

Rio Grande 1the narrow, shallow river that serves as the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Big Bend

It is native grasses swaying in the wind

and here and there an abandoned ranch or dwelling where a family once lived.  It is hard to imagine surviving in such a challenging environment.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABig Bend is sunriseOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand sunset and so much more, but that can wait for another day.  Do come back to share the grandeur and mystery of this captivating national treasure.

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16 thoughts on “On To Big Bend

  1. right on place ! yes indeed 🙂

  2. Beautiful. I’m telling Scott right now that we need to go there.

  3. Our goal is to visit every National Park…I know, huge goal….Love the sunrise and sunset…

  4. As a hiker I would LOVE to go to Big Bend someday Lulu. I’ve heard so much about it. Thanks for posting this. Someday I will get there I’m sure! 😊

    1. Yes, you would enjoy hiking there as there is so much to explore. If you ever get there, be sure to go early spring or late fall otherwise it’s very hot in the day.

  5. You’ve definitely captured the beauty of this place — love the sunrises!!!

    1. Ah yes, sunrise….I loved them too!

  6. This national park wasn’t on my radar, but I can see it needs to be! Thanks, Linda!

    1. It is a fascinating place but if you ever go, be sure it’s not in summer!

  7. Hey wotta breathtaking place!

  8. what a stunning part of the world! Great photos.

  9. For all the years I lived in Texas, I never went to Big Bend. Now my brother on the other hand used to go there every year.

    1. You could go many times and Big Bend would be different every visit.

  10. Breathtaking photos – Santa Elena Canyon, for me, is awesome!

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