Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Winter!

Our (early) March weather can offer big surprises...this beautiful image was taken by our friend and former Texas Mountain Trail board member, Pete Szilagyi, near the Lost Mines trailhead in Big Bend National Park earlier this month.  We're so happy to say goodbye to winter, aren't we?  This is a good reminder to plan for all contingencies, especially during the spring and fall.  We're glad warmer weather is here, but we still love winter's grace and beauty. 

From the national park's website:
"Lost Mine Trail
Difficulty: Moderate; Distance: 4.8 miles round trip
Begin at mile 5.1 on the Basin Road, limited parking

This trail serves as an outstanding introduction the flora and fauna of the Chisos Mountains. With limited time, hike to marker 10 (about 1 mile), where a saddle offers stunning views of Casa Grande and Juniper Canyon. The remainder of the trail climbs steeply in and out of juniper, oak, and pine forest. The trail abruptly levels out at the ridge with superb views of Pine Canyon and the Sierra del Carmen in Mexico. A brochure is available at the trailhead."

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