Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dennis McElveen's Big Bend Week Continues: Window Trail

This photo by this week’s guest photographer Dennis McElveen perfectly captures the feeling of being at the end of Big Bend NationalPark’s  Window Trail—the cool shade and the slick rock, and through the opening a terrific view of the desert below. 

The park’s website says this about the trail:

Window Trail
Difficulty: Moderate; Distance:, 5.6 miles round trip
Begin at the Chisos Basin Trailhead

This trail descends through Oak Creek Canyon to the Window pour-off which frames panoramic desert vistas. During wetter periods Oak Creek may be flowing, and must be crossed several times. Use caution on this trail: the top of the Window pour-off is slickrock with no railings, and the return hike is uphill.

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