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. ...

Big Bend national park, Lajitas, United States travel blog

Big Bend national park

A travel blog entry by jimandjamie

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Not much to say about Big Bend so I won't be long winded here (you're welcome) and will let the pictures speak for ...

Ghost town & sunset horse ride, Lajitas, United States travel blog

Ghost town & sunset horse ride

A travel blog entry by jimandjamie

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Everyday this week we went riding around Big Bend half the day and other activities the other half. Rather than group the pictures by day I decided to group them by category. Especially since we took so many in Big Bend. So the dates on the pictures may ...

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 ...

Stream beds, Tinajas and desert oasis, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Stream beds, Tinajas and desert oasis

A travel blog entry by nealandsharon

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... “pinkness.”              We have gone on several hikes in Big Bend Park.  I keep telling Grandma and Grandpa that flying is more fun and faster, but all they want to do is walk, ...

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 ...

Golf at Lajitas golf and spa resort, Lajitas, United States travel blog

Golf at Lajitas golf and spa resort

A travel blog entry by jimandjamie

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Short entry today because we didn't do much. Jim played golf while Jamie did some housework and then laid out at the pool. But I felt this entry was worth song for my golf buddies as this course was beautiful. It's right on the Rio Grande amidst ...

Boquillas, Lajitas, United States travel blog

Boquillas

A travel blog entry by jimandjamie

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... the town we made it back in one piece and explored Big Bend a bit more before heading home. http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/boquillas-border-opening-boon-local-economy/story?id=19135252 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/on-the-trail-big-bend-national-park/ ...

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 ...

Woohoo, found the camera with our gun shooting, Lajitas, United States travel blog

Woohoo, found the camera with our gun shooting

A travel blog entry by jimandjamie

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... pictures. Well the big news is over a month later I found the camera in a bag in one of the storage bins. I was very excited and now the pics from the range as well as Big Bend state park are posted. The state park is more or less like the national ...

Deep canyons and cool water, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Deep canyons and cool water

A travel blog entry by nealandsharon

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... canyon walls with joyful sounds and laughter.  For me, this hike was the crowning activity we experienced while in the park.  Tomorrow we leave for Boerne. Notes from Esperanza the Traveling Flamingo     What funny names some of ...

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

just a pin

A travel blog entry by pdhvt

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Finally moved on from Corpus Christi, Lajitas, United States travel blog

Finally moved on from Corpus Christi

A travel blog entry by jimandjamie

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... of Corpus Christi! Not that we minded Corpus but damn is it windy there! We left Corpus on 4/10 heading for Lajitas, Tx in Big Bend National Park with an overnight in our old standby Walmart in the garden spot of Del Rio, Tx. Was a decent enough place to ...

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.   ...

Illegal border crossing, Big Bend National Park, United States travel blog

Illegal border crossing

A travel blog entry by tamollie

... largest protective area of the Chihuahua desert (one of four major deserts that exist in the US btw). There are both a national and a state Big Bend parks that sit right next to each other. We approached the park from the Davis Mountains - where we've ...

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 state park, Lajitas, United States travel blog

Big Bend state park

A travel blog entry by jimandjamie

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Apparently there's a Big Bend state park as well as the national park. We hit that Friday. Here are the pics. Mostly the same stuff but there is a movie set for some movies that were filmed ...

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. ...

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

Big Bend National Park

A travel blog entry by tendashseven

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... is the RV portion of the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa.  Although this location is past the western side of Big Bend National Park, the accommodations promised to be amazing and worth the longer drive back into the park. The resort features a world ...

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 ...

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