I think the term “go big or go home” must have been coined in Big Bend National Park. This land of extremes is made of massive canyons, vast desert plains and rugged mountain ranges rising from the desert floor. It can be intensely hot during the day and freezing cold at night and during our visit the long standing drought made everything dry as a bone. The Rio Grande sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet and the mighty Chisos Mountains at 8,000. It makes for quite a climb both for the truck, as far as the roads will take us, and for us beyond that point.
These are some of the images I made of these magnificent mountains.
At Castolon Peak, the layers reveal millions of years of volcanic activity. The tower contains several lava flows, ash deposits, gavel and clay.