Travel Report: Big Bend National Park, Texas

View Along Lost Mine Trail
View along the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend Nat’l Park, TX. This hike is about 4.8 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1,100′. There are wonderful views along the way and it runs through habitat much different than desert below.

Today I awoke to absolute silence. I’m camped at Hannold Draw in Big Bend National Park which at its southernmost portion borders on the Rio Grande river on the other side of which is our southern neighbor, Mexico. Hannold Draw is more centrally located in the park, about 5 miles north of Panther Junction where one of the park’s five Visitor Centers is located–it’s a sizable park. READ MORE…


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