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Friday, February 7, 2014

Another Day at Big Bend and Terlingua

This morning, we made the decision that we did not want to cross over to Mexico, so we planned to complete the last loop in the Big Bend National Park road system, and then visit Terlingua, Texas.

Today, the sun was out and it was bright and warm at almost 70 degrees!  We got to see the winter NP yesterday, and the Summer park today!! 

Here are a couple of general pictures with the sun out…….


The last loop that we took today was the least scenic in the whole park, but it did offer on side trip called the “Dagger Flat Auto Trail”.    It also had a short side trip with a walking trail showing a fossil bed area.  Here are some pictures of us on the trail……….


After our little hike, we went on the Auto Trail,  In this instance, “Auto Trail” means a really unpaved or improved road.  It was a good thing that the Honda CRV is 4WD!!  The treat is that the trail goes off the highway and winds 7 miles into a Yucca plant forest, where there are a number of different Yucca plants & trees.

Here are some pictures of the ‘trail” mixed with different Yucca plants……


………… and just plants.


After this final loop, we headed in the direction of our campground and Terlingua, Texas.  Terlingua is a small town with homes (mostly shacks and trailers) and a few small businesses scattered around the area.  It also has a Ghost Town section, containing a lot of ‘carcasses of old buildings.  Some have been used to rebuild into a somewhat useful business……. mainly bars and tourist traps.  Here are some Terlingua pictures………


And…….. there is even a cemetery that has been in use since 1903.  Note the flat rocks that cover each grave.


Tomorrow, we will be leaving this area, and traveling north to Fort Davis, Texas and the Davis Mountains State Park.  We have campground reservations for Saturday and Sunday nights.

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