Travel Blogs from Terlingua, United States

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More Power to You!, Terlingua, United States travel blog

More Power to You!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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A saying I'm not too sure what it means! Somebody I met today said that to me after I told them I was travelling, taking pictures and writing as a new career. It could be interpreted so many ways.   Day 1, or is that 2, of touring Big Bend ...

A Whole Lot of Shakin'Going On!, Terlingua, United States travel blog

A Whole Lot of Shakin'Going On!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... all the way. Then from Marathon to the Big Bend National Park Headquarters it was a lot of downhill. The final leg to Terlingua was very snaky. I made it here by 3h30 which was a little earlier then the GPS had calculated. The truck is running awesome. ...

First trip into Big Bend National Park, Study Butte-Terlingua, United States travel blog

First trip into Big Bend National Park

A travel blog entry by the2poes

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Today we drove in to the interior of the Park.  This place is beautiful, desolate, and amazing.  It has rugged terrain with rocky mountains, deserts, and mesas.  Driving through the Park we crossed numerous dry washes which carry huge ...

Surprising place!, Study Butte-Terlingua, United States travel blog

Surprising place!

A travel blog entry by the2poes

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... .  There used to be mercury mines in this area back in the 1930's and through WWII.  We stopped at the Terlingua Cemetery which has many grave sites with absolutely no identification.  Attached to this blog is a picture of one of the finer ...

Unexpected Pleasures in Big Bend National Park, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Unexpected Pleasures in Big Bend National Park

A travel blog entry by 2pcgrads

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... , and services which provide outdoor excursions and accommodations for adventurers.  Oh, and there is a ghost town nearby.  Terlingua was a thriving mercury mining town and home to 2000, which was abandoned during the 1940's.  The town was ...

Presidio and more Big Bend, Study Butte-Terlingua, United States travel blog

Presidio and more Big Bend

A travel blog entry by the2poes

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Thursday we were lazy in the morning and sat outside enjoying the wonderful weather.  The sunsets have been spectacular and the temperatures have been in the high 60's and 70's.  We drove West through the town of Lajitas TX, and Big Bend State ...

Driving us round the bend...!, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Driving us round the bend...!

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... . Eventually it was time to crack on and our next stop came as a little surprise in the form of a Ghost Town called Terlingua...  Once home to 2000 people, Terlingua was a thriving mercury mining town which was abandoned in the 1940’s, only to ...

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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Disclaimer: 95% of pictures were taken on Bike doing 45-60 MPH. Excused the quality.  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 ...

Just Being Lazy Today, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Just Being Lazy Today

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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... being lazy and enjoying the sun.  I think it made 83 today and it sure does feel good on the bones. This town called Terlingua is a strange but fun place.  They do have some bars around here that are so much fun.  The locals do their ...

Canoe Trip on Rio Grande River, Lajitas Texas, United States travel blog

Canoe Trip on Rio Grande River

A travel blog entry by socks

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... Colorado for 1,865 miles to the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville, TX. For 1,250 miles, the Rio Grande is the boundary between the United States and Mexico. One side of the river is in the United States and the other side is in Mexico. In a remote stretch ...

Driving through Big Bend National Park, Lajitas Texas, United States travel blog

Driving through Big Bend National Park

A travel blog entry by socks

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Big Bend National Park is one of the largest and least visited of the National Parks. Primary reasons include its remote location, vast deserts, canyons, environment, and weather. Big Bend has more than 801,000 acres at elevations that range from less ...

Another Day In The National Park, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Another Day In The National Park

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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Hi Everyone, Today will be our last day riding around the park.  As you can see we have clouds today but it was still warm around 80.  Some places the sky looked angry and one would think it wants to rain. The only critters we have seen is the ...

A 2 day hike through Big Bend, Lajitas Texas, United States travel blog

A 2 day hike through Big Bend

A travel blog entry by socks

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Big Bend has 150 miles of hiking trails. The most popular hiking trails are found in the Chisos Mountains. Views are spectacular due to jagged range of cliffs and peaks reaching 7,825 feet at the pinnacle. These mountains are located in the center of Big ...

Big Bend ATV Tour, Lajitas Texas, United States travel blog

Big Bend ATV Tour

A travel blog entry by socks

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There are 260 miles of roads in Big Bend NP of which 160 of these miles are primitive dirt roads. Our tour guide related historic tales of the old west; he identified unique plants and vegetation, and had us view Native American remnants. It was a two ...

Arrived Maverick Ranch RV Park, Lajitas Texas, United States travel blog

Arrived Maverick Ranch RV Park

A travel blog entry by socks

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We left Del Rio, Texas early in the morning due to a 6 - 7 hour drive. Our drive to Maverick Ranch RV Park was a beautiful drive through mountain ranges and flat lands. Maverick Ranch RV Park is located on the outskirts of Big Bend National ...

A Nice Day To Relax And Do Some Reading, Terlingua, United States travel blog

A Nice Day To Relax And Do Some Reading

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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Hi Everyone, We are just going to stay around the RV Park today and do what we do best, NOTHING! I am sitting in the sun enjoying a good book and Jim is playing on his computer or maybe his iphone.  Tonight they are having a chili cook off at a bar ...

Another Day Of Doing Nothing, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Another Day Of Doing Nothing

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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Hi Everyone, Not much going on today, just lazin' around and doing the bedding today and very little cleaning. This evening they are having a fish fry here at the RV park, it was tasty and we had a nice time. Had a camp fire and everyone told their ...

Last Day In The Desert, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Last Day In The Desert

A travel blog entry by peedeedog

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Hi Everyone, Guess what folks, we did not leave today, we were invited to go out four wheeling so we are staying another day. Looks like there is going to be a change in the weather, talking about rain tonight and tomorrow. They do need it around here as ...

Hike To Cattail Falls, Open Mike Night At La  Kiva, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Hike To Cattail Falls, Open Mike Night At La Kiva

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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Got up and had breakfast and the group had decided to hike to Cattail Falls which is one of our favorite when in the park.  Unfortunately we fell down on checking the gauge on the truck and had to go out of the way to get diesel before heading down ...

Sunday - Lost Mine Trail, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Sunday - Lost Mine Trail

A travel blog entry by crisguidi

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Well, another glorious day in Big Bend. We hiked the Lost Mine Trail which is another 4.8 mile hike with desert and mountain views. At the head of the trail we saw our first wild life encounter....three dweeb. Wow! They were tiny but cute. The trail was ...

Mighty me & The King of the Hill, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Mighty me & The King of the Hill

A travel blog entry by vanderkansie

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... and in the future we might find ourselves out on weekends doing a little hiking. Our plan for the evening was to go to the Terlingua Ghost Town, and to visit the Cemetery in the dark. We went to dinner first and landed at "The Boathouse", just to find ...

We wanted solitude and we got it!, Terlingua, United States travel blog

We wanted solitude and we got it!

A travel blog entry by huppwits

We decided to get out on our own again for Christmas and the Milani's graciously offered their Terlingua home. The is probably the most remote spot we've been too since the CO River. Just what we wanted to get away from the crowds and commercialism of ...

On the border of all that i've ever known, Terlingua, United States travel blog

On the border of all that i've ever known

A travel blog entry by evinlee

the antithesis of your modern ...

Two hikes in one day - #1: Pine Canyon trail, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Two hikes in one day - #1: Pine Canyon trail

A travel blog entry by crisguidi

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So, we were so lazy yesterday that we decided to overachieve and do two hikes today for a total of 6 miles....not too bad. We started off with Pine Canyon trail...a 4 mile round trip trail that covered desert and forest terrain. The drive to the ...

Some pictures from Day 1, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Some pictures from Day 1

A travel blog entry by crisguidi

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Ada and Bill enjoy the scenery in Big Bend ….viewing Chisos mountains and resting on a nice rock bench. Night shot of the casita plaza with our shadows. And another sunset shot of the ...

No moon so dinner at Rio Bravo, Terlingua, United States travel blog

No moon so dinner at Rio Bravo

A travel blog entry by crisguidi

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Last night the full moon rose over the mountains around 7 pm so we were determined to wait tonight and take good pictures of the moonrise. We found a great spot in the park to await the moon rose. We waited.... And waited....and waited and about 7:30 ...

Window Hike trail track and plans for Sunday, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Window Hike trail track and plans for Sunday

A travel blog entry by crisguidi

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So we thought it would be interesting to see the track of our 4.7 mile hike with the terrain associated with it. This image is from Johns GPS watch. On the right you can see where we started....within the Chisos basin campgrounds and the far left (bottom ...

Waiting on Manuel, Terlingua, United States travel blog

Waiting on Manuel

A travel blog entry by bransi

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Touring round Big Bend between squalls. Got out of motel midday to do car-tour down to Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande. Pics reflect day of reflection . or Last seen some where in the Chisos Basin s a j . Saw a 6 foot red razor florescent snake ...

Other side of Big Bend, Big Bend NP - Castolon, United States travel blog

Other side of Big Bend

A travel blog entry by travelswithduke

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... we loved the campground for its peacefulness.  We hiked up into Santa Elena Canyon - again cut by the Rio Grande where Terlingua Creek joined the river.  This too was a spectacular sight with 1400 foot walls on each side of ther narrow ...

And how can I forget our Terlingua visit!, Terlingua, United States travel blog

And how can I forget our Terlingua visit!

A travel blog entry by crisguidi

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... enlarge the image you may be able to see the sign on the ship that says "desert booty". Yep.....there you have it. How could I forget the "Passing Wind" exhibit. And as proof that we actually visited Terlingua, John posed next to their sign. What a ...

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