Day two of our Big Bend adventure took us down Ross Maxwell Scenic Road towards Santa Elena Canyon. Wanting to enjoy the somewhat cool early morning breeze, we set out on the Chimneys Trail. Located about 13 miles south on Ross Maxwell Scenic Road, the Chimneys Trail is a well marked path that takes hikers … More Chimneys Trail
Though Barren And A Bit Worn This Old Cedar Clings On Not Quite Ready To View A Final Mount Magazine Sunset.
Love proves itself by deeds, So how am I to show my love? The only way I can prove my love Is by scattering flowers… These flowers are every little sacrifice Every glance and word And doing the least of actions for love. I wish both to suffer And to find joy Through Love. -St … More Throw Back Thursday – Scattering Flowers
Siblings Blessed In Times Of Synchronicity And Yet Harmonious In Times Of Diversity
Upon exiting the Big Bend Fossil Exhibit, a white sidewalk leading upwards captured our attention. The sidewalk ended at an overlook of Tornillo Flat, so named for the small mesquite tree, the tornillo, that flourish in this area. At Tornillo Flat, scientists have discovered remains from the Paleocene (65-23 million years ago) and Eocene Epoch … More Tornillo Flat Overlook
When Austin was a little guy, he became enamored with dinosaurs. He memorized each name and each distinguishing characteristic, and, with enthusiasm, would embark on lengthy descriptive conversations to any willing ear. Spending hours combing through his lofty collection of prehistoric books, I soon found this topic to be highly fascinating! Even though he has … More Big Bend Fossil Discovery Exhibit
May Your Life Be As Vivid As Autumn In the Ozarks!
One thing that Arkansas is abundant in is small towns with intrigue. It seems like every town has its own interesting story! Evening Shade is a great example. This town of a little more than four hundred became famous in the 1990’s when it became the setting and namesake for a popular sitcom staring Burt … More Throw Back Thursday – Small Towns With Intrigue
Spanning over 800,000 acres, or 1,252 square miles, it can be an extremely overwhelming task to try to take everything in at Big Bend National Park. We decided that the best course of action would take on the idea of divide and conquer: divide the park into thirds (since we were spending three days there), … More Grapevine Hills Trail
One of the “must see” hikes at Big Bend National Park, the Window Trail proved to be an excellent introduction into this remote area. On the National Park Service website, the distance of the hike is about 5.5 miles from the Visitors Center near the Chisos Mountain Lodge. However, we found parking in the campsite/picnic … More The Window Trail – Big Bend National Park