Category Archives: Big Bend National Park

Come fly with me

Today Camphost Dave and I took a trip with Ranger Scott aboard the Big Bend park plane into the wild blue yonder. As a volunteer it is another perk of working here to get to fly with Scott who is … Continue reading

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Casa Grande Peak

Well we finally climbed to the top of Casa Grande. It is the large steep peak that overlooks the Chisos Basin. We had been looking at it every day and wanted to climb it. There is no official trail due … Continue reading

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Chimneys Trail

Today Molly and I did 3 hikes. The original plan was to hike to the South Rim but Molly was not up to it. So off we went to the Chimneys trail which just basically travels across the desert to … Continue reading

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RV Problems

This week there weren’t any new adventures because of problems with my RV. I noticed water on the bathroom floor and saw that it came from the back of the toilet where the inlet water line is. After tightening the … Continue reading

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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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