Monday, October 20, 2014

Marfa Treasure Hunt





Glasstire's Christina Rees took this photo of the Marfa Book Co., a real treasure in the little town. Check it out when it's open Wednesday through Sundays. 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Perfection in Big Bend






We love this gorgeous photo from photographer Marco Isler of Big Bend. The weather here is PERFECT right now! Come ASAP!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hot Dogs in El Paso






Traditional jerseys for the El Paso Chihuahuas are red, white, and black but for the team's 2nd annual Bark at the Park, where fans can bring their leashed dogs to the game, the team wore these hilarious jerseys. 

After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off to benefit the El Paso Humane Society. We hope they'll break them out again!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Balmorhea Windmill






Texas Mountain Trail follower Mike Wood sent us this pic of a windmill near Balmorhea. Love it!

Send us your own photos at texasmountaintrail@gmail.com.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Nature Appreciation Workshop at CDRI


Join us for a great day of Nature Appreciation at CDRI.org on October 23.  $10.00 fee per participant. *PLEASE RSVP by October 20th to Jesse Lea Schneider at (432)295-0342 or Logan Boswell at (432) 249-0265.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Secret of Hudspeth County







"The Hill is like a chapel filled with inexplicable alters belonging to some unknown religion."

Shhh! Don't tell anyone we told you, but there's a secret in Hudspeth County. El Paso Artist James Magee has created a masterpiece amid a stark landscape.

You can visit The Hill by private appointments. Public openings to the site are pretty rare but do happen. Watch The Hill's site for information.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bam! Pow! Zing!






Mr. Runarut, you take some mighty fine pictures. What's your real name? Unmask yourself!

Until that mystery is solved, enjoy Runarut's photo of these gorgeous blooms at CDRI.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Breathtaking Beauty







Wow. Flickr's Marcus Calderon snapped this amazing photo of Big Bend National Park. Dang, y'all. We'll be right back. We need to go weep from the beauty.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Angi English Snaps Sauceda






Flickr found these amazing shots by Photographer Angi English of Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Sauceda Ranch House that you can rent out for the night. Awesome photos, Angi!





Monday, October 06, 2014

Blue Skies






Mimms Ranch in Marfa is part of the Dixon Water Foundation, researching sustainable ranch management and water conservation across Texas. On Mimms there is a trail that is accessible to the public for walking and jogging. While they don't advertise this, you can ask around next time you're in Marfa and a local can tell you how find it. Expect spectacular vista views and precious solitude. Just what the doctor ordered! Photos by Mia Warren.


Friday, October 03, 2014

Las Puertasitas in Monsoon Season






I took this photo of one of the convection storms that make up our Chihuahuan Desert monsoon season on the edge of Marfa looking over the hills known as Las Puertasitas.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Fuzzy Flowers






You know what's great on a Sunday morning? Brunch with a mimosa. You know what's great any day of the week? Velvet Pod Mimosas, like these seen at CDRI.

Here's more on the pink plant: Velvet pod mimosa is abundant and common in the Chisos and Davis Mountains of the Trans-Pecos on brushy hillsides from 2500 to 6500 feet, and occurs north into New Mexico and Arizona and south to Mexico.


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park









Tram or Treat!! 

The Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park in the Franklin Mountains State Park is having a pumpkin carving contest on October 25. Voting will happen for your amazing creations from noon to 2 p.m. and the winner will be announced at 3 p.m. Must register by October 10.



Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Tramway will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest during its Tram-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Pumpkin exhibition and voting will be from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, winners will be announced at 3:00PM.
Must register by October 10.
- See more at: http://texasmountaintrail.com/events/pumpkin-carving-contest#sthash.tTNamEnq.dpuf
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Tramway will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest during its Tram-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Pumpkin exhibition and voting will be from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, winners will be announced at 3:00PM.
Must register by October 10.
- See more at: http://texasmountaintrail.com/events/pumpkin-carving-contest#sthash.tTNamEnq.dpuf
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Tramway will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest during its Tram-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Pumpkin exhibition and voting will be from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, winners will be announced at 3:00PM.
Must register by October 10.
- See more at: http://texasmountaintrail.com/events/pumpkin-carving-contest#sthash.tTNamEnq.dpuf
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Tramway will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest during its Tram-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Pumpkin exhibition and voting will be from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, winners will be announced at 3:00PM.
Must register by October 10.
- See more at: http://texasmountaintrail.com/events/pumpkin-carving-contest#sthash.tTNamEnq.dpuf
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Tramway will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest during its Tram-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Pumpkin exhibition and voting will be from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, winners will be announced at 3:00PM.
Must register by October 10.
- See more at: http://texasmountaintrail.com/events/pumpkin-carving-contest#sthash.tTNamEnq.dpuf
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Tramway will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest during its Tram-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Pumpkin exhibition and voting will be from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, winners will be announced at 3:00PM.
Must register by October 10.
- See more at: http://texasmountaintrail.com/events/pumpkin-carving-contest#sthash.tTNamEnq.dpuf

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

At the Tip Top






What's this? Why the very tippity-tip of Mt. Livermore, the 5th highest peak in Texas known as Baldy Peak. Since 97 percent of Texas is privately-held land, you're in luck with Baldy-- the land is owned by the Nature Conservancy and they have open house days that allow guests to explore their small part of the Davis Mountains.

Interesting fact: Baldy Peak was the location of a very sacred site to the Livermore people and they buried almost 2,000 arrowheads there as offerings. Read the whole story in Texas Monthly, written by F.t Davis Historian Lonn Taylor.

Here's a view once you get to the top of Baldy:


Monday, September 29, 2014

Good Vibrations in Terlingua






Can't you just hear the fun? Uh Clem and Crystal Allbright play at the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua.. Photo by Jennifer Hogue Pena. Inside the Starlight or outside on The Porch, great music and good vibes always abound in South Brewster County.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Color of Love






We love this photo of newlyweds Austin & Gabe in Marfa taken by Marfalite Studios. Colorful people need skies just like this to celebrate a momentous day! Perfection!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Whoooo's there?






Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Wildlife- El Paso took these photos of a natural burrow of owls just outside the city. Watch the Burrowing Owls grow as they post photos to their Facebook page (linked above).




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cathedral Mountain View






Cathedral Mountain is located on Highway 118 South, between Alpine and Study Butte. Photo by Joe Edd Waggoner. Gorgeous!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wildscaping Eye Candy in El Paso






Gorgeous native plants are more than eye candy, they provide the necessary food, water and shelter for local wildlife. Want to learn how to "wildscape" your own land & be certified in it? Sign up with Texas Parks and Wildlife's Backyard Habitat program. And on October 17, you can learn desert wildscaping at Wyler Aerial Tramway Park in El Paso. Sign up on their site today!