Monday, October 08, 2012

Color on Big Bend's Lost Mine Trail

Last weekend, we spent some time in the Chisos Basin of Big Bend National Park, and with all the rain we've been having, there were flowers -- many flowers -- along the trail.  The startingly blue sky set off the colors perfectly! 

Here are the trail details from the 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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