Posted by: sunnyharvy | November 28, 2013

On the Rio Grande

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The temperatures remain cool here in Big Bend National Park with lows in the mid 20’s (pity all the folks tent-camping!) and highs mostly in the 50’s, but the bright sunshine warms us as we hike trails in the Boquillas Canyon…

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and Chisos Mountains…

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and paddle on the Rio Grande between Mexico and America.

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No border patrol here because the Mexican side here is extremely remote with no paved roads. This guys is coming across to monitor and restock his “gift shops” shown below. Proceeds supposedly help the school on the Mexican side of the border…

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There are MANY more photos to share of this spectacular place, but it’s time to have another adventure on the other side of the park.

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We end each day with an incredible show of stars through the skylight over our heads. This is officially one of the darkest places in America. Truly spectacular, but unfortunately impossible to photograph and share.

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Responses

  1. wow wow wow

  2. I think that Mexican deserves a little credit for being creative…….wide open country you are in I bet the stars are amazing…..

    • We gave him a small donation for his creativity and YES, the star shows have been truly astounding! Can’t figure out how to photograph them though.

  3. Kayaking must be so much fun to be out in the open like that. The sunset is spectacular too. I’m living through you as I am here in gray and cold RI!


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