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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another Great Western Expedition-2 Possibility...

Best Hikes in the Parks: Big Bend's Outer Mountain Loop

Screen shot 2011-06-22 at 6.37.42 AMPhotograph by Christian Heeb, laif/Redux
Celebrating Great Outdoors Month With 35 Great Hikes 

Outer Mountain Loop, Big Bend National Park, Texas

When to Go: October to May
Round-Trip: 30 Miles, 3 Days
Level: Moderate Backpacking Trip

See the Big Bend Trail Map 
Screen shot 2011-06-22 at 6.38.29 AMBig Bend is all about a sense of vastness: Hundred-mile views sweep across the hills, arroyos, and mesas of the Chihuahuan Desert with nary a sign of civilization. No place delivers a sense of the park’s enormity—and solitude—better than the high country of the Chisos Mountains. This three-day, two-night hike climbs into and traverses the south rim of the range, where you can stand in the shade of big maples, cypress, oaks, and ponderosa pines and view the austere beauty of the desert far below.
Insider Tip: Cache water in advance at Blue Creek Canyon so you only have to carry two days’ worth of liquid.

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