Category Archives: Big Bend

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 Like most of these trips this one has been rumbling around in my head for some years … 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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Big Bend VIII (across the park Eastern Half), 12/04

December 12-19, 2004 about 60 miles I had always eyed the across the park walk ever since reading the “Cross the Park Hike” description from the Big Bend Natural History Assoc. 1971 Hikers Guide: “Between Stillwell Crossing (Adam’s Ranch) and … Continue reading

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