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Name:Mari-Anne
Location:Whitefish, Montana

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Day 9 - More of Big Bend

Our camp in Chisos Basin
We had a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains from our camp site - especially in the afternoons with the crags throwing long shadows.

Chisos MountainsThe sun was very hot so we decided to limit our sightseeing to the truck/camper rather than taking hikes. Besides, dogs were not allowed anywhere in the park on the trails, and we hated to leave them in the camper. So for our first day's excursion we decided to check out Rio Grande Village & Campground. Even though it was fairly early in the morning, it was pretty hot in the village. Later, as we left the park, we learned that the temperature had reached 93 degrees in the Rio Grande Village, while the high temperature the same day in the Chisos Basin was only 73 degrees. No wonder we liked it better back in the Basin!

After leaving the village, we continued to the Boquillas Canyon Overlook and lunched overlooking the Rio Grande. A short hike to the canyon was postponed for another visit.

Chisos MountainsIt seemed we could not escape the strong winds that had been accompanying us during the entire trip. Even in the Chisos Mountains, the wind was fierce, but we returned to camp early in the afternoon to read and enjoy the scenery.

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