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ShareTweet When you are on your way to or from Big Bend National Park, the Terlingua Camping Hostel is one option to consider if you want to stay in a ghost town just outside Big Bend.  The “hostel” in Las Ruinas Camping Hostel may or may not fit depending on your definition of a hostel.  […]

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ShareTweet After a full day of hiking and photos in the Castolon section of Big Bend National park including the Sam Nail Ranch, the Home Wilson Ranch, Tuff Canyon, The Burro Mesa Pouroff, The Sotol Vista Overlook and the Mule Ears Overlook this would be the last day at Big Bend National Park.  The day […]

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ShareTweet The Burro Mesa Pouroff Trail At Big Bend National Park is a relatively short, easy hiking trail that is in the Castolon section of Big Bend National Park.  It goes a half-mile from a parking area along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend National Park.  The Burro Mesa Pouroff itself it an […]

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ShareTweet Near the Castolon section of Big Bend National Park you will find one of many hiking trails out to the Mule Ears, two large rock formations a few miles off in the distance from the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.  The trail to the Mule Ears spring is a total of 3.8 miles round trip […]

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ShareTweet After a good night sleep at the Chisos Basin Campground at Big Bend National Park there was a full day of hiking and exploration ahead.   Today would be a move to the Cottonwood Campground in the Castolon section of Big Bend.  After breakfast and a “bucket bath” the tent and everything in it was […]

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ShareTweet The hike to Oak Spring at Big Bend National Park can be accomplished in a couple ways.  It can be either a completely flat hike along a dirt road that branches off the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive not to far from the Sam Nail Ranch or it can be reached by hiking the Window […]

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ShareTweet If you enter Big Bend National Park through either of the main entrances and camp at the Chisos Basin or the Rio Campgrounds you may miss the most spectacular canyon hike in Big Bend.   The Santa Elena Canyon is out of the way on the west side of Big Bend and located near the […]

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ShareTweet Of the three campgrounds at Big Bend National Park the Cottonwood Campground is the least developed of the three.  The Rio Campground has showers, a store, a Laundromat and a gas station.  The Chisos Basin Campground has a store, restaurant and bathrooms with running water and flush toilets.  The Cottonwood Campground has pit toilets, […]

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ShareTweet After the move from the Big Bend Rio Campground to the Chisos Basin Campground and a relatively mellow day yesterday there was a whole new area of Big Bend National park to explore today!  The rest of the dozen eggs served as breakfast for the day so there was finally some protein in the […]

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ShareTweet Today was the last day at the Rio Campground at Big Bend National Park.  So far it had been three full days and 4 nights at the Rio Campground at Big Bend National Park.  The day started out with the usual morning hike along the Rio Nature Trail and a hike around the Rio […]

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