|Chisos Mountains greeted us|
The first full day in Big Bend National Park, it was really cold and windy so we drove from one end of the park to the other. About 65 miles one way.
|Chisos Mountains at Sunrise|
|Sunset near Rio Grande Village|
Big Bend is a fascinating place. Designated a national park in 1944 not just to preserve a wilderness, rather to blend cultural, historical and wilderness areas together.
As we travel around the park, we see remnants of old towns, long abandoned indigenous encampments, settlements, agriculture amidst wild and desolate areas.
|Old Steam Engine in Castolon|
|Purple Prickly Pear Cactus|
|Big Bend Lupine|
This rain enabled many wildflowers to sprout up. We saw these near Panther Junction, the main park headquarters, about 20 miles drive from our camp at Rio Grande village. I laid down on the highway to take this photo while Sraddha stood guard. Not many people visit the park due to its remote location, therefore not much traffic. I was grateful.