Big Bend Ranch NP - Comstock: A short drive from camp brought to the Santa Elena Canyon outlook where the Rio Grande emerges dramatically from the narrow, 1.3 km long defile and continues its flow across the broad valley floor. The Ross Maxwell scenic drive took us into the Chisos Mountains and Chisos Basin where we stopped for lunch. From there it was a long desert drive to Seminole Canyon SP, broken only by a coffee break at the only open restaurant in Marathon.
The once mighty Rio Grande, trickles from Santa Elena Canyon. Volcanic strata Cerro Castelan, Big Bend NP Mule Ears, Ross Maxwell scenic drive, Big Bend NP Toward Ward Spring and the Chisos Mountains Chisos Basin Road Leaving the Chisos Mountains. Entering Marathon, hoping for coffee. Crossing the Pecos River just before it joins the Rio Grande. Evening clouds building over camp brought dire prophecy (unfulfilled)  of thunder and rain from a camper.
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Big Bend Ranch NP - Comstock: A short drive from camp brought to the Santa Elena Canyon outlook where the Rio Grande emerges dramatically from the narrow, 1.3 km long defile and continues its flow across the broad valley floor. The Ross Maxwell scenic drive took us into the Chisos Mountains and Chisos Basin where we stopped for lunch. From there it was a long desert drive to Seminole Canyon SP, broken only by a coffee break at the only open restaurant in Marathon.
The once mighty Rio Grande, trickles from Santa Elena Canyon. Volcanic strata Cerro Castelan, Big Bend NP Mule Ears, Ross Maxwell scenic drive, Big Bend NP Toward Ward Spring and the Chisos Mountains Chisos Basin Road Leaving the Chisos Mountains. Entering Marathon, hoping for coffee. Crossing the Pecos River just before it joins the Rio Grande. Evening clouds building over camp brought dire prophecy (unfulfilled)  of thunder and rain from a camper. Contents
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