We saved the South Rim trail for the end of our stay in Big Bend, hoping for an early arrival of the Colima warbler. They are usually not seen in the area until mid April.
This is the only place in the US that the Colima warbler is seen, when it migrates from Mexico, here to spend the summer.
Hike to South Rim
via Laguna Meadows approx 4 miles
Colima trail – 1 mile
Boot canyon trail to South Rim- 1.8 miles
return trip via Pinnacle trail approx 6.4 miles
Total trip approx- 14 miles
Elevation gain- approx. 2000 feet
Jeff wanted to hike up the Pinnacle trail..
It was not as though we weren't getting enough exercise to begin with.. It was a gradual, as we were told…I did have to stop many times to catch my breath.. The meadows area…We also did some birding… We left the Meadows trail.. and followed the one mile Colima trail..
Stay tuned for the views from South Rim and the hike down via the Pinnacle trail.