Monthly Archives: September 2011

South Rim hike

Hello everyone, today was probably my most exciting day since I left California eight months ago. It started out with a visit to the lodge restaurant so that I could fill up on fattening foods before my long hike. As … Continue reading

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Pine Canyon hike

Today I hiked up Pine Canyon to a 200ft waterfall with friends Molly and Sylvia who work for the lodge in Big Bend. We had to drive about 10 miles on a dirt road to get to the trailhead but … Continue reading

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Canoe Trip

On Monday 9-12 myself, Dave(volunteer), and his grandson borrowed a canoe from the river rangers and went up Santa Elena Canyon. The Rio Grande is very low this year due to the drought. The rafting companies are not even taking … Continue reading

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Another Mountain Lion

I was out taking a walk last evening and on my way back spotted a mountain lion sitting in the road about 50 feet away. He saw me and then started stalking prey of some kind in the bushes. Once … Continue reading

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Pulliam Ridge

Today I attempted to climb to the top of Pulliam ridge. This is a ridge to the north of the campground area where are no trails. That hasn’t stop me before and certainly not this time. But once I left … Continue reading

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Window Trail

Went on the Window Trail hike yesterday with fellow volunteer Dave. This is a very popular hike up here in the Chisos Mountains. It starts at the campground and then proceeds down a dry creekbed to a 220-ft pouroff. They … Continue reading

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