Hiking Big Bend National Park: A Guide to the Big Bend Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures, including Big Bend Ranch State Park

Hiking Big Bend National Park: A Guide to the Big Bend Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures, including Big Bend Ranch State Park

by Laurence Parent

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762781683
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 03/16/2015
Series: Regional Hiking Series
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 228,719
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Laurence Parent is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. He has written twenty-one books, including seven FalconGuides. He lives in Wimberley, Texas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

Backcountry Ethics-Leave No Trace 2

Safety 5

How to Use This Guide 17

Park Information 22

Trail Finder 23

Map Legend 25

The Hikes

Big Bend National Park 26

1 South Rim via Pinnacles and Boot Canyon Trails (and Emory Peak) 27

2 South Rim via Laguna Meadow Trail (and Colima Trail) 31

3 Southeast and Northeast Rims 34

4 Juniper Canyon 37

5 Dodson 41

6 Blue Creek 46

7 Window View 49

8 Window 52

9 Lost Mine 56

10 Pine Canyon 60

11 Oak Spring 62

12 Ward Spring 67

13 Sam Nail Ranch 71

14 Burro Mesa Pour-off 74

15 Top of Burro Mesa Pour-off 78

16 Burro Spring 81

17 The Chimneys 84

18 Mule Ears Peaks 88

19 Smoky Creek 92

20 Homer Wilson Blue Creek Ranch 96

21 Tuff Canyon 99

22 Santa Elena Canyon 102

23 Dominguez Spring 105

24 Elephant Tusk 108

25 Mariscal Canyon Rim 112

26 Cross Canyon 117

27 Hot Springs 121

28 Hot Springs Canyon Rim 125

29 Rio Grande Village Nature Trail 128

30 Ore Terminal 132

31 Boquillas Canyon 136

32 Marufo Vega 140

33 Telephone Canyon 146

34 Strawhouse 150

35 Ernst Basin Complex Overview 154

35a Ernst Basin-Willow Tank 154

35b Ernst Basin-Old Ore Road to Ore Terminal 157

35c Ernst Basin-Telephone Canyon 159

36 Ernst Tinaja 163

37 Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail 167

38 Slickrock Canyon 170

39 Grapevine Hills 174

40 Dog Canyon 178

41 Devil's Den 183

42 Estufa Canyon/Banta Shut-in 188

43 Persimmon Gap Draw 191

44 Mesa de Anguila 195

45 Dorgan-Sublett Trail 199

Big Bend Ranch State Park 202

46 Closed Canyon 204

47 Rancherías Canyon 208

48 Rancherías Loop 212

49 Ojito Adentro 219

50 Cinco Tinajas 222

51 Fresno Rim 225

52 Lower Shutup 228

Hike Index 232

Suggested Reading 233

About the Author 233

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