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VermonT Hokie

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Been to Big Bend, Guadalupe, and Carlsbad...


BIG BEND
March is a great time of year, wildflowers everywhere if you hit it right.
Camp in Chisos Basin – centrally located in the park
Recommended Trails from Chisos Basin:
-Lost Mine Trail
-The Window Trail
-South Rim Loop

Santa Elena Canyon – about ½ hour drive to southwest corner of the park

Boquillas Canyon – south east corner of the park
Take an afternoon to visit Boquillas del Carmern, Mexico – probably not accessible with Covid, but there’s a pedestrian crossing into Mexico. You’ll check in a little trailer, and then walk down to the Rio Grande. Mexicans will call over to you and ask if you want to cross. They’ll row over and pick you up for $5. Another $5 will get you a mule or pickup ride into the village, although it’s only about half mile or so. Wonderful, friendly people and a humbling experience.
Terlingua – ghost town outside of the park

GUADALUPE MOUNTAIN
Camp in Pine Springs – I think everything is FCFS, which can be a challenge because there is NOTHING anywhere else around

From Pine Spring, hike Guadalupe Peak – highest point in TX

McKintrick Canyon is also a fun day hike a short drive away

Visit Frijole Ranch
Visit salt flat dunes on west side of park – it’s a long drive around through Dell City; there’s nothing around there, but little visited area of the park and really different perspective

CARLSBAD
Take the time to drive up to Carlsbad as its near Guadalupe; one of the cooler caverns I’ve visited (of probably 20+)

Link Below includes some pics from our travels to BB

Could go on forever, so just hit me up if you have any questions.


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Posted: 02/23/2021 at 11:46AM



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Any of y'all been to the national parks in Texas/NM? -- HokieMacDaddy 02/23/2021 11:09AM
  Definitely check out White Sands if you can -- MAHokie69 02/23/2021 1:25PM
  Been to Big Bend, Guadalupe, and Carlsbad... -- VermonT Hokie 02/23/2021 11:46AM
  Great stuff, thanks! ** -- HokieMacDaddy 02/23/2021 12:36PM
  Sure loved Big Bend -- `lag 02/23/2021 11:45AM
  Never been, but White Sands looks amazing. ** -- RoswellGAHokie 02/23/2021 11:28AM

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