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    hiking
    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Great views, very busy in summer

    hiking
    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Very crowded in summer; was there July, 1988. Big trees!

    hiking
    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Easy trail in Lake Corpus Christi State Park. Starts just south of the Javelina Camping Loop, and goes to the Old Pavilion built by the CCC in 1933-1934.

    camping
    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    We stopped here on our way to Corpus Christi to camp overnight. The campground was nearly full, and it was a weekday. Campsites are well maintained.

    hiking
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016

    This arch is in the Devil's Garden area of Arches. It is one of the first on the Devil's Garden trail

    scenic driving
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016

    A little disappointed that the BlueBonnets were not yet ready this year. Usually, Easter is a good time, but I think I was about 2 weeks early. However, other wildflowers were in bloom

    hiking
    Friday, March 25, 2016

    This is one of the arches on the Devil's Garden Trail, and about the closest to the trailhead.

    hiking
    Friday, February 26, 2016

    This trail is just outside of the McKittirck Canyon Visitors Center. It lis a .8 mile loop through the desert scrub to get you acquainted with the plants of the area.

    hiking
    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    This is a short trail to another small waterfall just outside of Musining. Not that impressive.

    scenic driving
    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Beautiful drive along the shores of Lake Superior

    camping
    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Dog Canyon is a campground on the western side of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. You really want to go here to go here. It's about 100 miles from the visitors center by road. (less than 20 mi hiking) It has horse facilities if you bring your mount. There are no hookups.

    camping
    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    No hookups, no reservations, but a close place to stay if you're hiking in the park. Rv's can stay in numbered spaces in the paved parking lot.

    hiking
    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    I grew up about 10 miles from Enchanted Rock, and hiked to the summit long before it became a State Park. Back then, it was privately owned, and was not near as crowded.

    scenic driving
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016

    Great drive! Very scenic. Lots of trails from end to end.

    walking
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    This is a nice trail to get your daily exercise located in north Midland. I did the perimeter, but there are many paths cris-crossing the center of the park. One could walk well over a mile if you walked on all of the paths.

    scenic driving
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    Drove this trail again in Oct 2015. I had read about an unknown grave about 1 mile north of Luna's. I found it, and found out there is another grave on the mesa next to the one by the road to the west. There is also a ruin around behind the hill to the east of the grave. An easy way to find these is the stop where the power line crosses the road. The roadside grave is about 200 feet south of the power line crossing on the west side.

    hiking
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    This is a flat trail that can be accessed for either end. Near the north end is the Cowboy dugout, that shows the life of a Palo Duro Cowboy. The trails on the day we were in the park were very muddy, so we started at the north end and only went to the dugout.

    hiking
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    This hike is easy, and if you're in the Castolon - Santa Elena area, I recommend it. The trail starts right off Ross Maxwell Drive, and goes to several ruins. The last two are on the mesa above the flood plain.

    hiking
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    This area was a farming community during the early 1900's. The trail is rather vague once you cross the creek. I wasn't sure where the ruins were, so I followed a fairly distinct trail to the creek, where someone had placed rocks in the water to keep dry. I used the crossing, and climbed out of the creek, but could not see any ruins. I then climbed the hill to my south, and on the south side I could see the deserted village. If you hike to this area, go south of the hill before you leave Terlingua creek. There are about 10 ruins in the village.

    off road driving
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    We drove down to Glenn Springs and visited the cemetery; across Glenn Draw on the Black Gap 4X4 road. There are at least 10 graves there; but they are not maintained, very sad. On the way out we drove up Juniper canyon road to Dodson Trail and Juniper Canyon Trail Trailheads.

    hiking
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    The nature trail is not that great, but I did it anyway. I did think the fort was interesting, since it was built in 1683.

    hiking
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    I didn't make it very far into the slot canyon. It rained the night before, and the potholes were all full, and I didn't want to get wet. It is a great experience to even go into the canyon just a few hundred feet!

    hiking
    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    There is no trail to this location. You first need to drive east on the River Road West for about 2.4 miles until you visually find the ruins to the north (left) of the river road. Then, park and hike cross- country to the ruins. I've found that it is best to find the wash that goes to the ranch location, and follow it past the spring and the ranch to avoid the brush. Just about everything that grow in Big Bend has a thorn on it. I stirred out 2 javelina trying to get thru the brush just south of the ranch house.

    hiking
    Sunday, August 16, 2015

    This trail is not well maintained. Waist high weeds overlaped into the trail most of the way. It had rained shortly before my hike, and the trail was muddy. In drier weather, this would be an easy leisure walk.

    scenic driving
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    This paved road goes from the camping area and climbs to the summit of the mountain to the southeast. It has a couple of switchbacks, and yet not intimidating. There are several pullouts that offer great views of the surrounding area. Near the end are several picnic tables.

    hiking
    Friday, July 24, 2015

    The Headquarters Trail is parallel the the entrance road from the state park entrance to first wildlife viewing area. There is very little grade change, and not that rocky.

    hiking
    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Did this trail from east to west. The sign says there is a 289' elevation change The trail has some very rocky places, and is overgrown. The views are OK, but not that great You can cut off about .5 mile if you access the trail from the toilet building east of the end of Skyline Drive

    walking
    Wednesday, January 07, 2015

    The South Overlook is at the end of a .4 mile asphalt path that provides a scenic view of Mitchell Pass, and the Scott's Bluff National Monument Visitor Center. One can clearly see four of the five rock formations of Scott's Bluff: Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, and Saddle Rock. Remnants of the Oregon Trail are also visible as it crosses Mitchell Pass.

    hiking
    Sunday, December 07, 2014

    This is a stop along the scenic south rim drive of the National Park. The canyon is narrow and deep. The wonders of nature!

    off road driving
    Thursday, December 04, 2014

    Tantalus Flats is reached from Hwy 12 on FR 186 to Lower Browns Reservoir, then FR 168. Nothing was that bad when I traveled it in 2009. We continued on into Capitol Reef NP. There was a fairly tough spot just inside the park. You go over a ridge, and the road goes right beside a deep washout until you get off the ridge. Several miles farther on, you cross Pleasant Creek, and you are on the Scenic Drive back to Fruita.

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