Saturday, April 10, 2010

Back to civilization

Unfortunately, I'm back to the real world and civilization. The peace and quiet of the desert, mountains and river was absolutely wonderful, just wish my trip hadn't been so short. I'm going to post my photos to Facebook soon and I'll show my itinerary below. Big Bend National Park is awesome, hopefully I'll get to go back sometime to explore it even further. I hadn't been camping in awhile and that was a lot of fun too. I love my new tent and camp stove and hope to do some more camping this spring, summer and fall.

Sunday, April 4
Depart Van Horn, TX – 220 miles to Big Bend National Park
Arrive @ Big Bend, setup campsite @ Chisos Basin
Visitor’s Center
Window View Trail – sunset

Monday, April 5
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
Santa Elena Canyon – 1.7 miles
Lost Mine Trail – 5 miles, 1,100 feet elevation
Ranger led program @ Chisos Basin campground

Tuesday, April 6
Boquillas Canyon Road, Boquillas Canyon Trail – 1.4 miles
Rio Grande Village Nature Trail (Ranger Hike)
Hot springs trail and relaxation – 1 mile
Ranger led program @ Rio Grande Village campground

Wednesday, April 7
Pack up campsite
Visitor’s Center
Dugout Wells, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail (Ranger Hike)
Depart for Austin, TX
475 miles to home


Rachel said...

sounds awesome. i'm jealous. HOW MANY STAMPS DID YOU GET?

joybird said...

Well, I got four total, but one was a redo, so three. They are all for Big Bend though, I just didn't two visitor centers and the Rio Grande scenic river one (twice). I could have got more, but i thought it was a bit redundant.