Another memorable day in Big Bend

 
Kim and Chris above the Window at the summit of the hike.
Kim and Chris above the Window at the summit of the hike.
Today we headed out to hike “The Window”.  This is a popular hike that generally starts in the Chisos Basin, which heads down the the Window..  We decided to come from the backside of the window on a trail called Oak Springs.  There was a lot of up for the first half of the hike, but well worth the views once we arrived. We had fun trying to get the timer shot of the day but faced the challenge of a low camera battery. 
Rediscovering the joys of a simple P, B and J while enjoying the views.

Rediscovering the joys of a simple P, B and J while enjoying the views.

Looking out the Window.

Looking out the Window.

The view into the Chisos Basin from the summit was an awesome place to have lunch.  We then walked down to the actual window, which was quite an inpressive view.  
 
 
 
 
 
Jurrasic grasshopper on the trail up to the Window

Jurrasic grasshopper on the trail up to the Window

On our way we added to the wildlife pictures as you can see with our Jusasic Grasshopper.  We forgot to add something to show scale, but he was about 4 inches long. 

Cattail Falls pool.

Cattail Falls pool.

After retuning most of the way back to the truck, we decided to add a few miles to our day and go to see the Cat Tail Falls.  The falls weren’t that impressive but there was a great little oasis, with a stream and tons of greenery.  It is amazing the different topography in the park.  Total mileage for the day was 8.1 and we were tired when we were done!

Chris resting up for the next hike.

Chris resting up for the next hike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our day ended going out for 2Fer’s (burger night at the Starlight Theatre) with June, John and their friends who just came in, Polly and Larry.  A good time was had by all.

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