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After getting lost in the desert, Lady Rainicorn and I decided to just enjoy the Santa Elena Canyon view rather than do the #hike in 100+ degree weather
Aeromotor no more. The Sam Nail Homestead on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park. That's a Pecan tree in the second photo. Sam and his brother arrived in the Big Bend in 1908, moved around before settling on this place in 1916. They dug a well and created an oasis to compliment their ranching operations. It is startling to walk the short trail and sit on a park bench in a shady ravine, surrounded by pecans and figs, watered by a second NPS installed mill. Surprised a New Age entrepreneur from Marfa isn't doing impromptu crystal sessions there. The depression and an extended drought persuaded the Nails to sell to the government. After acquiring the property, the NPS dismantled much of his ranch and all that structurally remains is the Adobe wall. There must have been extensive internal discussions in the 40s and 50s about preserving ranches, since the Homer Wilson ranch and the Cartridge cotton farming at Castolon were not leveled. If overwhelmed by the desert heat, no better, more tranquil spot than the bench in the shade of a pecan. #samnail #samnailranchwalk #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #bigbendnps #adobe #ruins #oasis #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #aeromotor #windmill #irrigation #homestead #settlers #ranching #figs #pecan #tranquil #conservation #homerwilson #visitbigbend
Lady Rainicorn is ready for a scenic drive! 🚙
Big Bend National Park is awesome! So much to explore! We hiked to Mule Ear Springs enjoying the desert hike to an oasis around the spring. Then off to Santa Elena Canyon! The crossing of the “normally dry” Terlingua Creek was surprising. Having succeeded with that we were rewarded with breathtaking views of the canyon. The magnitude of the sheer walls rising 1500 feet isn’t fully appreciated until you’re standing between those walls! Moving back up Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive we explored abandoned ranches, historic Castelon, and lovely geologic formations! @bigbendnps @nationalparkservice #beautifulcountry #bigbendnationalpark #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #muleearsprings #santaelenacanyon #deserthike #canyonhike #RoamingRileys #OptOutside #BeDifferent #RoaminRileys #BeFree #GreatAdventure #AdventureIsOutThere #LiveFree #MyTrail #RegularWeirdPeople #LiveLifeFeetFirst #hikeformentalhealth #hfmh
We aren’t joking when we say we love Big Bend National Park. We have been there 9 times and made all of our friends and family drive 8 hours from Austin for our wedding at Sotol Vosta overlook . . . . #travel #tourism #instatravel #wanderlust #travelgram #travelblogger #lesbian #queer #lesbiansloveferns #beautifulplaces #vacation #nature #natureporn #explore #earth #traveladdict #explore #gooutside #getlost #nationalparkgeek #liveoutdoors #adventure #traveltips #sotolvista #bigbendnationalpark #lesbianwedding #rossmaxwellscenicdrive
Santa Elena Canyon
Santa Elena Canyon in the distance... #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #rossmaxwellscenicdrive i#iphone6splus
Look at the full majestic scene on my grid...
That’s piles of ashes, y’all. Very old volcanic ashes!
Just wait for it...
This here is sotol—it’s been used by natives to ferment/ distill into a drink, eat and use the fibers to weave into baskets, etc.
An up close of my favorite Chihuahuan desert plant, Ocotillo! Swipe 👉 to see it in all its glory!
We stopped off the scenic drive to check out the old Sam Nail Ranch that is a sort of oasis in the desert with remnants of an adobe home, 2 windmills, an old pecan tree and grove of Texas persimmon.
Big Bend is far, it's dry, it's hot and it's huge! But it's so worth it! We loved every moments of it from hiking in the desert, to bathing in hot springs and kayaking a canyon on the Rio Grande! #bigbend #desert #nationalpark #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #fulltimerving #fulltimefamilies #rvlife #traveltrailerlife #solarpanels #rving #exploretexas #explore #traveling #travel #desertlife
110|B I G B E N D-2 2 out of 2 with our big bend videos. This was our 2nd day in the area. We enjoyed an amazing breakfast, drove down Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, & completed two hikes: Santa Elena Canyon Trail & The Window Trail. Jamie also taught Maiyah how to skip rocks and I can’t believe I caught it on video! Everything about this getaway was everything we needed ❤️
This is not the sunset picture I was hoping for this day, but you just have to take what mother nature provides. #bigbend #nationalpark #park #texas #muleears #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #outdoors #hike #nature #desert #mountains
Epic photo with Deadpool and the beauty of nature! This is one of my favorite pictures that I took while vacationing at Big Bend National Park during Spring Break 2018. My four-wheel drive truck was very beneficial on this trip.
This view doesn’t suck
May God bless you and keep you, be gracious to you and shine his countenance upon your face throughout this next year of life! #asaviorisborn #christ #heavenonearth #sunsets #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #bigbendnps #texas #peaceonearth
A great day in Big Bend National Park. The Chisos Mountains and The Window Pour Off in the background. #BigBend #BigBendNationalPark #RossMaxwellScenicDrive #ChisosMountains #TheWindow Monday, October 30, 2017
✈️🌍 TRAVEL DIARY 2012: Big Bend National Park, Texas USA. The park consists of the entire Chisos Mountain Range, and Chihuahuan Dessert. Behind me, is the actual land bordering Mexico. #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #chisosmountainrange #dessert #chihuahuadessert #mexicoborder #mexicanborder #travel #texas #santaelenacanyon #rossmaxwellscenicdrive #riogrande #riogranderiver #holiday #vacation #travelblog #adventure #traveladventure #travelling #travels #travelphoto #traveling #traveltheworld #travelingram #travellife
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