Stay: Totem Trail Motel (family-owned, great value, Sonja is a wonderful host)
Eat: Ice cream and organic berries at Cascadian Farms / Tootsie Clark’s famous cinnamon rolls from The Eatery
Do: Thunder Knob Trail (moderate 4 miles – great views of Pyramid Mountain and Diablo Lake – Thanks Ranger Laura!)
See: 8,000 ft glacier-covered peaks everywhere you turn
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- Happy National Trails day 2023!04.04.23 : Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads… In order to get to Mariscal Canyon, one of the most remote areas of the park, we had to drive 29 miles each way on “primitive dirt roads. Our big red truck opened up tons of new experiences in Big Bend.04.03.23 : Views from the top. We hiked the 10-mile round trip from Chisos Basin to the top of Emory Peak, the highest point in Big Bend. First pic is looking south over the South Rim toward Mexico, second one is looking north into Chisos Basin with Casa Grande Peak at the right.04.03.23 : Looking out through the V-shaped “Window” of Chisos Basin. We were on our way to the summit of Emory Peak along the Pinnacles Trail.04.03.23 : More sunrise scenes from our shipping container home Airbnb in Terlingua.04.03.23 : Waking up to sunrise over the Chisos Mountains and also my favorite desert plant, the ocotillo.
Really enjoyed the hike, with lots of help carrying the 2 kids coz it’s simply not for push-chairs!!