2015-10 Big Bend National Park

  • Interesting Clouds
    Interesting Clouds
    An odd crisscross pattern.
    Interstate 10, Ft Stockton, Texas, October 26, 2015
    2015-10-26#5789
    Larry Jackson
  • Wooden Windmill
    Wooden Windmill
    I really like the old wooden windmills.  They are becoming much less common, replaced with steel.
    Marathon, Texas, October 26, 2015
    2015-10-26#5795
    Larry Jackson
  • Eve's Garden
    Eve's Garden
    Built with a stabilized paper-mache.
    Marathon, Texas, October 26, 2015
    2015-10-26#5797
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackfoot Daisy
    Blackfoot Daisy
    Melampodium leucanthum - is perennial with a long bloom season also called Plain's Blackfoot.
    Hannold Draw, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 26, 2015
    2015-10-26#5799
    Larry Jackson
  • Purple Sage
    Purple Sage
    Leucophyllum frutescens - we were fortunate to visit the park when the Sage were in full bloom.
    Hannold Draw, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 26, 2015
    2015-10-26#5806
    Larry Jackson
  • Nipple Cactus
    Nipple Cactus
    Mammillaria meiacantha
    Hannold Draw, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 26, 2015
    2015-10-26#5811
    Larry Jackson
  • Ocotillo
    Ocotillo
    Fouquieria splendens - I was surprised to see a few of the Ocotillo blooming this late in the year and fully leafed out.
    Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5822
    Larry Jackson
  • Shindaggers
    Shindaggers
    Agave lechuguilla - better looking than usual and recent rain had all the desert plants looking very good.
    Glenn Spring Road @ Pine Canyon Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5830
    Larry Jackson
  • Boquillas Silverleaf
    Boquillas Silverleaf
    Leucophyllum candidum - really caught my eye with bright purple flowers.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5833
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    Walking the watercourse above Glenn Spring revealed very nice rock patterns.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5835
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5840
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5841
    Larry Jackson
  • Boquillas Silverleaf
    Boquillas Silverleaf
    Leucophyllum candidum
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5842
    Larry Jackson
  • Lincoln Sparrow
    Lincoln Sparrow
    Melospiza lincolnii - getting a drink.
    above Glenn Spring, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#7259
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5844
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5848
    Larry Jackson
  • Rusty Hedgehog and Strawberry Cactus
    Rusty Hedgehog and Strawberry Cactus
    Echiocereus virdiflorus & stramineus
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5851
    Larry Jackson
  • Watercourse
    Watercourse
    I was hoping for a bit more water.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5854
    Larry Jackson
  • Sculpted Watercourse
    Sculpted Watercourse
    Water has sculpted the sold rock in interesting ways.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5855
    Larry Jackson
  • Resurrection Plant
    Resurrection Plant
    Selaginella lepidophylla - Flower-of-Stone is another common names.  In dry conditions the plant looks completely lifeless.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5857
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock
    Rock
    I left one of my cameras on this rock while I explored some steep areas of the watercourse.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#585
    Larry Jackson
  • Sculpted Watercourse
    Sculpted Watercourse
    A trickle of water was flowing through this hard rock area.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5863
    Larry Jackson
  • Debbie, Sculpted Watercourse
    Debbie, Sculpted Watercourse
    Debbie gives scale to this part of the rocky watercourse.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5866
    Larry Jackson
  • Sculpted Watercourse
    Sculpted Watercourse
    How many years did it take for water to carve the rocks?
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5869
    Larry Jackson
  • Sculpted Watercourse
    Sculpted Watercourse
    I wanted to get below the trickle of water but couldn't find a way to climb down.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5871
    Larry Jackson
  • Lemon-scented Pectis
    Lemon-scented Pectis
    Pectis angustifolia
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5872
    Larry Jackson
  • Texas Antelope Squirrel
    Texas Antelope Squirrel
    Ammospermophilus interpres - a first time sighting.
    above Glenn Spring, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#7264
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5881
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5882
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    Wonderful concentric patterns in the eroded rock.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5883
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5884
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5885
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    I was so happy to locate this area that I had been searching for.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5889
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5891
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5892
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5893
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Patterns
    Rock Patterns
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5898
    Larry Jackson
  • Desert Plants
    Desert Plants
    Ocotillo, Prickly Pear and Boquillas Silverleaf, all looking very healthy.
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5903
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Hibiscus
    Rock Hibiscus
    Hibiscus denudatus
    above Glenn Spring Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5910
    Larry Jackson
  • Historic Site
    Historic Site
    Not much remains of this site where much occurred over the years.
    Glenn Spring, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5912
    Larry Jackson
  • Cistern
    Cistern
    Historic Site, Glenn Spring, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5913
    Larry Jackson
  • Watercourse
    Watercourse
    Quite a bit of moisture was present.
    Historic Site, Glenn Spring, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5914
    Larry Jackson
  • Auto
    Auto
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5917
    Larry Jackson
  • Ruins
    Ruins
    Some sort of discharge structure.
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5921
    Larry Jackson
  • Ruins
    Ruins
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5922
    Larry Jackson
  • Houses
    Houses
    Three large houses, one two story.
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5926
    Larry Jackson
  • House
    House
    Looking down into the two story house.
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5928
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunnel
    Tunnel
    One of the mine tunnels, blocked for safety and health reasons.
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5930
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunnel
    Tunnel
    Another mine tunnel.
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5931
    Larry Jackson
  • Sandbell
    Sandbell
    Nama hispidum
    Mariscal Mine, River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5932
    Larry Jackson
  • Horse
    Horse
    We came across 5 horses, possibly from across the Rio Grande.
    River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5939
    Larry Jackson
  • View near Triangulation Station Mountain
    View near Triangulation Station Mountain
    River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5942
    Larry Jackson
  • Truck
    Truck
    Parts of the river road were very muddy.
    River Road, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5949
    Larry Jackson
  • Goat Mountain
    Goat Mountain
    Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 27, 2015
    2015-10-27#5951
    Larry Jackson
  • Cactus Wren
    Cactus Wren
    Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus - emerging from the nest after feeding babies.
    Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5958
    Larry Jackson
  • Ward Mountain
    Ward Mountain
    Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5962
    Larry Jackson
  • Vernon Bailey Peak
    Vernon Bailey Peak
    Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5963
    Larry Jackson
  • Marc
    Marc
    My High School friend setting out for the Chimneys, 2.4 miles away.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5966
    Larry Jackson
  • Torrey Yucca
    Torrey Yucca
    Yucca torreyii
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5967
    Larry Jackson
  • View through Ocotillo
    View through Ocotillo
    Fouquieria splendens - looking toward the Chimneys through Ocotillo stems.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5970
    Larry Jackson
  • North Chimneys
    North Chimneys
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5972
    Larry Jackson
  • South Chimneys
    South Chimneys
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5973
    Larry Jackson
  • Turk's Head Cactus
    Turk's Head Cactus
    Echinocactus horizonthalonius
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5974
    Larry Jackson
  • Petroglyphs, South Chimney
    Petroglyphs, South Chimney
    Chipped into the rock face with a sharp rock by Indians.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5976
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Shelter, South Chimney
    Rock Shelter, South Chimney
    Remnants of a shelter.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5978
    Larry Jackson
  • Looking South, South Chimney
    Looking South, South Chimney
    Santa Elena Canyon in the distance.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5979
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Shelter, South Chimney
    Rock Shelter, South Chimney
    A significant shelter built under a large rock at the base of the South Chimney.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5982
    Larry Jackson
  • Mortar Hole, South Chimney
    Mortar Hole, South Chimney
    Used for grinding grain and beans.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5991
    Larry Jackson
  • Mortar Holes, South Chimney
    Mortar Holes, South Chimney
    There were a number of mortar holes, indicating a long presence in the area.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#5993
    Larry Jackson
  • Arch, North Chimneys
    Arch, North Chimneys
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6004
    Larry Jackson
  • Desert View
    Desert View
    Looking East toward our truck.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6007
    Larry Jackson
  • Guayacan
    Guayacan
    Guiaicum angustifloium - with fruit.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6011
    Larry Jackson
  • Plume Tiquilia
    Plume Tiquilia
    Tiquilia greggii - has a distinctive cluster of filaments behind the blooms. The plant resembles sage.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6019
    Larry Jackson
  • Mountain Bluebird, male
    Mountain Bluebird, male
    Sialia currucoides
    South Chimeny, Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#7266
    Larry Jackson
  • Margined Rock Daisy and Purple Sage
    Margined Rock Daisy and Purple Sage
    Perityle vaseyi & Leucophyllum frutescens
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6023
    Larry Jackson
  • Ocotillo
    Ocotillo
    Fouquieria splendens - back lit leaves.
    Chimneys Trail, Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6025
    Larry Jackson
  • Greater Roadrunner
    Greater Roadrunner
    Geococcyx californianus - resting in the shade of Bamboo by the Rio Grande.
    Santa Elena Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6029
    Larry Jackson
  • Santa Elena Canyon Trail
    Santa Elena Canyon Trail
    1.6 mile round-trip trail. Sheer rock walls at the end prevent further hiking.
    Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6032
    Larry Jackson
  • Rio Grande
    Rio Grande
    The Rio Grande was flowing nicely.
    Santa Elena Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6034
    Larry Jackson
  • Downstream View
    Downstream View
    Santa Elena Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6044
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock Wren
    Rock Wren
    Salpinctes obsoletus - that posed long enough for a photo.
    Santa Elena Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6046
    Larry Jackson
  • Downstream View
    Downstream View
    Mexico on the right, Texas on the left.
    Santa Elena Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6051
    Larry Jackson
  • Santa Elena Canyon
    Santa Elena Canyon
    Looking upstream into the canyon.
    Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6053
    Larry Jackson
  • Rock & Clay Formation
    Rock & Clay Formation
    Interesting contrast.
    Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6061
    Larry Jackson
  • Castolon Peak
    Castolon Peak
    Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6062
    Larry Jackson
  • Road
    Road
    Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6063
    Larry Jackson
  • Road
    Road
    Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6065
    Larry Jackson
  • Casa Grande Peak
    Casa Grande Peak
    Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6066
    Larry Jackson
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
    Good food and a terrific spot to view sunsets.
    Chisos mountains Lodge, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6069
    Larry Jackson
  • Window View
    Window View
    A nice sunset with promise of more.
    Chisos Mountains Lodge, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6071
    Larry Jackson
  • Window View
    Window View
    Happily the setting sun added great color to the clouds.
    Chisos Mountains Lodge, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 28, 2015
    2015-10-28#6076
    Larry Jackson
  • Window View
    Window View
    Early Morning
    Chisos Mountains Lodge, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#1442
    Larry Jackson
  • Canyon Entrance
    Canyon Entrance
    We were the only people on the trail and Texas side at this stop. Jesus was singing (for money) on the other side of the Rio Grande.
    Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6088
    Larry Jackson
  • Sand
    Sand
    Blowing sand has accumulated to form dunes in the canyon.
    Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6089
    Larry Jackson
  • Sand
    Sand
    Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6092
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown Flowers
    Unknown Flowers
    I can't find this flower in my books or internet searches.
    Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6093
    Larry Jackson
  • Desert Marigold
    Desert Marigold
    Baileya multiradiata - abundant in most areas of the park this time.
    Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6100
    Larry Jackson
  • Sand Ripples
    Sand Ripples
    Boquillas Canyon Trail, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6101
    Larry Jackson
  • Post Office & Trading Post
    Post Office & Trading Post
    We were particularly happy with the skies this day.
    Hot Springs, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6112
    Larry Jackson
  • Pictographs
    Pictographs
    Rock paintings.
    Hot Springs, Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 29, 2015
    2015-10-29#6117
    Larry Jackson