Big Bend Resort And Adventures
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBig Bend Resort And Adventures Terlingua
Restrooms are really hot and durty. No pool, no fire pits, no ambiance.
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The scenery on our drive today was very similar to the deserts in Arizona and California, and there were very few vehicles on the road, except for border patrol vehicles. We have been through three checkpoints in the last two days of travelling. We drove through Big Bend National Park to get to our …
... Wow" to our vehicle. At the site , there is an old motel and a shop, last used in the 50s, well preserved in the dry desert climate. Then we drove the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, NOT named for John's brother but for the first park director. Wonderful scenery and lookouts over the western side of the park. Tuff Canyon had impressive volcanic rocks, with water running in ...
... and saunter on over and give Clay a bottle.
Mining mercury was a difficult business which took its toll. The Cemetery at Lajitas beckoned us as did the cemetery in nearby is Terlingua which was also a mercury mining town. In Terlingua, the only remnants of the mining days are a ghost town of the Chisos Mining Company and several nearby capped and abandoned mines. Carroll Shelby, yes –Mr. Shelby Mustang - who owned a 220,000-acre ranch nearby – ...
... one was dead for such a terrible accident. I’m glad I was there to help but emergency care really isn’t up my alley. It was strange just driving off afterwards without knowing the conclusion. We waited for the road to be cleared and went on our way towards Big Bend. I wonder where those kids were planning on hiking and camping, maybe we would have met them on a trail somewhere in very different circumstances. Hopefully they will get the chance to come back here. ...
... they had to slide down with their eyes closed, but that didn't seem to be much of a deterrent. We then scrambled up the canyon for a bit, and learned (again) that it's a lot easier to ascend than to descend, particularly when blinded by sand and thrown off balance by gusty winds. That night's dessert was well-earned.
We finished up our time in Big Bend with two more hikes: the Lost Mine Trail, and Balanced Rock in the Grapevine Hills. While the ...