Friday, April 25, 2014

Nature Photography THIS morning at Davis Mountains State Park; Big Bend Cycle-friendly Accommodations

Photo by Derrick Birdsall
A great friend of our Texas Mountain Trail organization, Derrick Birdsall, is giving a nature photography presentation THIS MORNING at 11 am at Davis Mountains State Park as part of their Open House weekend.  Derrick is the photographer behind a photo book on our partner Texas Forts Trail, centered in Abilene, and has been featured many times on this blog and our Facebook page.   He also posts on the Unaffected Photography page on Facebook, and his blog is here

The rest of the schedule for the park's Open House today and tomorrow is here.

Today we feature our Big Bend cycle-friendly accommodations...

  Chisos Mountain Lodge, in Big Bend National Park. Phone: 432-477-2292 or 432-477-2291, or
Cycle-friendly features include: motel and stone cottage lodging in the heart of Big Bend National Park; in-room storage of bikes; full dining options plus possible pre-ordered pack lunches for early morning departures, convenience store. Easy access to trails and scenic roads. See flyer for more services.

Cycle-friendly Big Bend Resorts and Adventures in Terlingua Big Bend Resorts and Adventures, Hwy 118 and Hwy 170, P O Box 227, Terlingua, Texas 79852, Phone: 432-371-2483 Local or Central Reservations: 1-877-386-4383  Cycle-friendly features include: convenient location to Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park and on-site trails; clean, comfortable rooms; on-site cafĂ© for breakfast, lots of grab and go snacks for rides plus box lunches to go; on-site parking for bikes and towed vehicles; and more. Laundry, public showers, custom guided tours,party barn for groups, target golf course tent/RV sites.  Offer special rates for local cycling events.  Building two mountain bike trails on property.
Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center in TerlinguaBig Bend Casitas at Far Flung Outdoor Center, P.O. Box 377, Terlingua, Texas 79852, 800-839-7238,,, We are cycle-friendly and happy to host riders who want to experience the vastness of Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area.  Our casitas are sized to accommodate secure bike parking either inside or on the casita porch.  Each casita has a kitchenette with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, since and a complete supply of dishes, cups, and silverware.  Las Casitas are located two miles from the west entrance to Big Bend National Park.

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