May 12, 2006 - Big Bend National Park

Vultures at our campground in the morning:
 

Entering the Santa Elana canyon:

Looking east - the Rio Grande exiting the Santa Elana canyon:

Mexico on the left, the United States on the right:

The end of the Santa Elana trail - only water and rock walls further west:

Lois by a bamboo grove:

Mike by the bamboo grove:

Lois climbing the trail exiting the Santa Elana canyon:

Mike refreshed after showering and putting on clean, dry clothes after the 95 degree Santa Elana canyon hike:

Lois on an overlook showing the Santa Elana canyon:

Big Bend is a vast park:

This wash was created by volcanic flows:

Sotol Vista:

Sotol Vista:

Mike, Annie and Buddy coming back from the Rio Grande, off Highway 170 between Big Bend and Presidio:

No pictures, but today we saw a lot of roadrunners and rabbits.

1 - Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park to
2 - Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive to
3 - Santa Elana Canyon to
4 - Sotol Vista to
5 - Presidio, TX

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