Jeff and I took a long drive from Terlingua to Big Bend Ranch State park for three recommended hikes.
Mexico on the left..Texas on this side
We drove 40 miles on a paved road to the exit for two of the hikes..
from there we traveled way to many miles ( 15) on a dirt road to our first hike
1.4 miles round trip
the trail winds around boulders and ends at the spring ..
When we first entered I heard what seemed like the distant hum of a freeway..
I looked above me in the willows..hundreds of bees…they looked like honeybees..
We lingered here a bit..listening for birds
on the way back to the car
Another cactus in bloom…
Length I mile
Difficulty..easy to moderate
Lupines in bloom (Bluebonnets)
We then followed the trail down into the wash..
On the north side..deep tanks
It it was warmer I might think of taking a swim here..
The pools looked about four feet deep.
Stay tuned for
Day 6 part 2