Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dorgan,Sublett trail, Big Bend NP day 4 part 1

Howdee all,

Another beautiful day in Big Bend NP.

We started the morning in Cottonwood campground to find a life bird for us.

The Golden-fronted woodpecker.

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We met a camper who showed us a sleeping Great Horned owlcottonwood campgrd_005There were many birds around..and we did get our life bird.

Sorry..its only a butt shot..you can see what the bird looks like on this link.  cottonwood campgrd_008After our morning bird walk we drove to the

Morgan, Sublett Trail..

a very short walk…to some old dwellings 

Dorgan sublett trail_001Grand Canyon Farms

Remnants of a stone farmhouse built by James and Melissa Sublett..1913

Dorgan sublett trail_002Dorgan sublett trail_003I enjoyed taking photos of this old structures.. Dorgan sublett trail_006 I also took photos of the placards ..explaining what we were looking at..

I had indented to retype this..but..Its late and I am too lazy..) Dorgan sublett trail_010

The farmhouses all have wonderful settings

See those rock cliffs..the Rio Grande River runs below them..The cliffs are in Mexico.Dorgan sublett trail_008 Isn't it beautiful? I can imagine living here this time of year..

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The next house was my favorite..Dorgan sublett trail_022Set highest on the hill Dorgan sublett trail_021With awesome views..Dorgan sublett trail_023Amazing fireplace..Dorgan sublett trail_025  It must have been wonderful to live here.

Its beautiful .

Dorgan sublett trail_035 Such a remote location..

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Maybe a bit too remote for most people..Dorgan sublett trail_027Ocotillo in bud

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Cactus in bloomDorgan sublett trail_041

A great short hike.

A little bit of history in Big Bend.


  1. Love it! Hiking is fun, but hiking and exploring is even funner.

  2. It's always a thrill to get a new life bird ~ Congrats!!

  3. Thanks everyone..
    Glad you are enjoying my posts from Big Bend


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