Thursday, September 16, 2010

South Rim view, Big Bend National Park

A twelve mile (roundtrip) hike rewards visitors with one of the grandest views in Texas--a grand vista of the Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend National Park and Mexico from the South Rim Trail.  Here's what the park's website says about the Trail: "The South Rim is located at the extreme southern edge of the Chisos Mountains. At the rim, the desert floor lies 2,500 feet below you and vast panoramas of rugged desert and mountains beckon far into Mexico. The South Rim can be done as a strenuous day hike, but is best enjoyed on a 1-2 night backpack trip. Backcountry campsites are available with a backcountry permit. Hikers may make a great loop by taking the Pinnacles Trail up and the Laguna Meadow Trail down, or vice versa."

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