Category Archives: Big Bend

Big Bend N.P. XVIII, Sue Peaks and the Dead Horse Ridge run, the last hard walk (maybe), 12/21

Dec. 8-13, 2021 50 miles with pack, a few more without A second trip to the park in one year?  I have actually done it twice before in 1973 and 2017, so not unheard of but I am trying to … Continue reading

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Big Bend N.P. XVII the Rainy season in the Chisos, 8/21

Texas Summer Road Trip- Big Bend, BBQ and Bourbon August 6th-18th, 2021 Big Bend portion the 10th-16th. I have always wanted to see Big Bend in the rainy season, see it green and without lots of people.  August is the … Continue reading

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Big Bend N.P. XVI, Tule Mtn. and Alamo Creek, 1/20

Tuff Canyon to Tule Mountain and explorations of upper Alamo Creek Dec. 31st, 2019-Jan. 5th, 2020 42 miles with pack, maybe 4 more without Here is my equipment list My sixteenth trip to Big Bend and the first of the … Continue reading

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Big Bend N.P. XV (Circumambulation of the NW zones), 12/18

Slickrock Mountain, Croton Peak, Paint Gap Hills and Grapevine Hills- a walk around Dec. 8th-14th, 2018 74 miles with pack, a few more without In 45 years of visiting the park I had only stepped north or west of the … Continue reading

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Big Bend N.P. XIV (Mule Ears to Mariscal and back), 12/17

Dec. 9th-16th, 2017 82 miles with packs, 3 or 4 more exploring All of my walks need to have a raison d’etre and this one was no different but this time we had several objectives.  First and foremost was for … Continue reading

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Big Bend N.P. XIII (Arroyo Venado loop), 2/17

The Arroyo Venado Loop to Gregorio Marufo’s Vega and Beyond, the Final Frontier Feb. 6th-10th, 2017 60 miles walked, 48.5 with pack, 11.5 without Note: A lot of people read this report because it says it is a loop but this … Continue reading

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Big Bend N.P. XII (Southwest Sierra Quemada Ramble), 1/16

Dec. 30th-Jan.3rd, 2016 51 miles walked, 43 with pack, 8 as a day hike A southwestern Sierra Quemada ramble, what does that mean?  How much area do the “burned mountains” actually cover?  Most of us just refer to everything below … Continue reading

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Big Bend XI (Down The Eastern Side), 2/14

Dog Canyon to Marufo Vega, almost. Feb. 2nd-9th, 2014 79 miles walked, 68 with pack, 11 without I always have trips in the planning stage, some take years to get around to actually doing, this one was just such a … Continue reading

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Big Bend X (Sierra Quemada/Mariscal Mtn. loop), 12/11

Walking to the Bottom of the Bend.  Explorations of the eastern Sierra Quemada, down to Mariscal Mountain and back Dec. 8th-13th, 2011 67 miles walked, 63 with pack, 4+ without Gear List  My lightest load ever! There are a few … Continue reading

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Big Bend IX (across the park Western Half), 12/08

December 15-21, 2008 74 miles walked, 65 with pack, 9 without pack Well the connection has been made. After obsessing over finishing the across the park hike, begun in 2004, I finally made it back to do the western half, … Continue reading

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