Travel Blogs from Big Bend National Park, United States

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Life in the Desert, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Life in the Desert

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... , we survived our first week of actually living in the camper van, and just loved it! Spent the entire week in Big Bend National Park - about 800,000 acres in southern Texas along the Rio Grande river, the boundary between the United States and Mexico. ...

The great Big Bend flood of 2008, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

The great Big Bend flood of 2008

A travel blog entry by sackitoff

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So, as we mentioned in the last entry, Big Bend has been experiencing the worst flooding in memory, with water over 20 feet higher than normal. Of course, with flows like this, we had to get on the water to see it for ourselves. So we signed up for a ...

Bears and Bucks in Big Bend, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Bears and Bucks in Big Bend

A travel blog entry by trackingdj

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... once again in nature. This time the environment is completely different. I've found myself in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. The park, running along the bend in the Rio Grande and the border of Mexico Is mostly desert with scattered ...

Adventures in Western Texas, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Adventures in Western Texas

A travel blog entry by troycar4444

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... and eating more Austin style food. Sunday morning we said our goodbyes, Kate returned to Houston, and we drove on for Big Bend National Park in southern Texas.  We arrived right around sunset after a few delays and the pictures just don’t do ...

Getting muddy in Big Bend, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Getting muddy in Big Bend

A travel blog entry by sackitoff

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... still ravaging east Texas, we decided to stick to our original plan (in spite of expected bad weather) and head to Big Bend National Park, in the southwestern corner of Texas. This 'original plan' called for a pleasant canoe trip on the Rio Grande, which ...

Roughing it and loving it!, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Roughing it and loving it!

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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It was a long dry drive from Austin to Big Bend National Park. But the miles flew by with much of the posted speed 80MPH. One town along the way seemed like an interesting stop, Fredrickburg with German influenced shopping streets. But we had a way to go ...

just a pin, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

just a pin

A travel blog entry by pdhvt

just ...

Big Bends and Hot Springs, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Big Bends and Hot Springs

A travel blog entry by allmans

In the Big Bend National Park. Camping was very cold, but we did get some sleep. Hiked up Emory Peak today. It took a while, and ended up being about 9 miles in total length for the hike, but it was good fun, and rewarding when you saw the views.   ...

Miles and Miles of Texas!, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Miles and Miles of Texas!

A travel blog entry by rachandstu

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On our way in to Alpine, TX (a common jumping off point for Big Bend National Park) we encountered what could be the first real threat to our plans for this part of the trip: snow! As we drove into town, the temperature was around -3C and in response we ...

Big Bend N.P., Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Big Bend N.P.

A travel blog entry by kellyjohn

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... food for the next few days at the local Wal-mart (yes, I said Wal-mart), we moved on.    Big Bend National Park, located along the Mexican border in southwestern Texas, is massive, spanning 800,000 acres of Chihuahuan Desert, Chisos ...

Back to the Mountains, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Back to the Mountains

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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... spring, with all of the cacti and other flora in bloom.  We shopped and gassed up in Monhans and headed south to Big Bend National Park.  It’s located on the border with Mexico, and directly on the Rio Grande river, the border between the ...

What a Place!, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

What a Place!

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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We drove back toward Panther Junction, the turn-off to our camp and turned off to the Chisos Mountain Basin.  This short trip on paved road leads into the midst of these remarkable mountains.  The road is quite exciting, with many twisties and ...

Long drive but all worth it!, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Long drive but all worth it!

A travel blog entry by h.o.t.

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... places the speed limit on the interstate was 80 miles per hour (128 kilometers per hour), we finally made it into Big Bend National Park. This was a complete change of scenery and a real opportunity for the kids to experience a very different climate and ...

Valentine's Day Ventures, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Valentine's Day Ventures

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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This morning we explored close to the campground.  We had a minor freeze-up of the water hose, just to make y’all feel a bit betah.  No problem though, as it thawed in time to do the breakfast dishes.  Lynnie made homemade pancakes ...

Grapevine Hills Hike, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Grapevine Hills Hike

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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This morning we took of in the Sooby and headed for the road to the Grapevine Hills.  Lynnie was scouring the map last night for a hike and came upon this gem.  It’s about twenty-five miles on the paved road and then nearly seven miles to ...

Hot Springs and Gravel Pit, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Hot Springs and Gravel Pit

A travel blog entry by ketasissi

River road for 5 ...

Thanksgiving  (unten auch auf Deutsch), Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Thanksgiving (unten auch auf Deutsch)

A travel blog entry by ketasissi

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... law ended up in a mental institution and my in-laws passed away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanksgiving 2013, Big Bend National Park, Texas Meine Erinnerungen an Thanksgiving in den ersten Jahren in meiner neuen Heimat ...

Ice storm go away!, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Ice storm go away!

A travel blog entry by ketasissi

Come again some other day! Things are thawing and the sun is coming out. ...

Black Dike CG, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Black Dike CG

A travel blog entry by ketasissi

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did not like this spot. Too close to the road and no view.....nice sunset ...

A relaxing swim to Mexico in 115 degree heat!, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

A relaxing swim to Mexico in 115 degree heat!

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... during this time.  Today our big adventure was the Rio Grande and some water, finally!!  The Rio Grande runs though Big Bend National Park and guides the Colorado River, on one side of the river is the USA and on the other side Mexico!  It ...

Day 47, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Day 47

A travel blog entry by longwayup

Day 47: San Antonio to Big Bend National Park Total - ...

Everything is bigger in Texas, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Everything is bigger in Texas

A travel blog entry by bekandjesse

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All that driving and we are still in Texas, the adage really is true, everything is bigger in Texas. We went to Big Bend National Park, which is huge, it covers ~800,000 acres. We went to Big Bend at the recommendation of National Geographic. The drive ...

Rio Grande River no more, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Rio Grande River no more

A travel blog entry by steppingout

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We were running from the cold - tired of freezing temperatures at night, cold winds during the day  - so we headed south. Big Bend National Park is located in the southwest corner of Texas.  We drove three days to get there - Texas is BIG!  ...

Into Texas..., Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Into Texas...

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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A lot of driving today, but we were able to spend about 5 1/2 hours in Big Bend National Park. We didn't leave the park until after 9:00 p.m. and didn't arrive at our overnight stop (Sanderson, TX) until a little before midnight. Consequently, as I write ...

Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Big Bend National Park

A travel blog entry by gsnakehill

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... ; So we have our fingers crossed.   Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24 – Rio Grande Village Campground, Big Bend National Park, TX.   This was the no hookup section run by the NPS.  There are over 100 sites some with shade ...

Stay in the Past, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Stay in the Past

A travel blog entry by wjvins

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... .  Had a wonderful ride to Big Bend with stops at Pecos River, Langtry visiting Judge Roy Bean's Place, Marathon for Lunch and Big Bend for the evening. Title stay in the past refers to no phone reception, no TV in Rooms, internet on Patio and Pay ...

Day Two Road Trip, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Day Two Road Trip

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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Hi Everyone, Here comes some more History of some of the places we went to today. According to the historian Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale, "Facts concerning the discovery of cinnabar in the Terlingua area are so shrouded in legend and fabrication that it is ...

On The Road To Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

On The Road To Big Bend National Park

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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... day today, more blue sky and sunshine. Big Bend is one of the largest, most remote, and least-visited national parks in the lower 48 United States.  In recent years, only 300,000–350,000 visitors have entered the park annually. Big Bend's ...

Big Bend Day One, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Big Bend Day One

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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Hi Everyone, We went out to explore part of the park today.  The weather was perfect!  There is not much to say the photo's can tell the story.  You will notice that it is hazy in the far distance, as far as we can figure is that it must be ...

Davis Mtn State Pk and Alpine, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Davis Mtn State Pk and Alpine

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Seeing some ...

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