Travel to Terlingua, TX - Terlingua Ranch Lodge, 432-371-2416
Nov 8, 2007
|Weather for Big Bend National Park, TX
Big Bend National Park Information
Information about the Chihuahuan Desert
Brewster County, TX Information
Map of Big Bend National Park Just north of the Park, see Terlingua Ranch where we are staying at the RV Park.
Roadrunner Bird Info for Mike L.
Hello Family and Friends from far west Texas,
Yesterday, Thursday, we drove from Van Horn, Texas to Terlingua Ranch RV Campgrounds, Texas just north of Big Bend National Park.
We drove many straight miles and topped off our diesel tank in Alpine, TX before heading south into the mountains and Terlingua Ranch. The ranch area is 191,000 acres of arid land and mountains and is 20 miles off of the main road from Alpine - the last miles being rough dirt/gravel. (I reduced the pressure in the truck tires from 80 PSI to 60 PSI to try to obtain a softer ride on the washboard road surface. I will pump them back up before we leave with the RV.)
We are on a mountain side by ourselves with Prickly Pear, Yucca, small barbed bushes, Quail and Javalinas. We have not seen any of the pig-like animals but there is plenty of evidence since they eat the persimmon red fruit with large seeds that are 'passed' and are deposited everywhere.
Martha and I walked up the mountain cut to see what was on the other side. It was the Chisos Mountain Range - the southernmost mountain range in the US.
We dined for date night at the ranch restaurant. The dress code was casual and we could enter if we had shoes and a shirt; shorts were optional. Kathleen ordered and enjoyed the best ultimate hamburger ever.
The ranch has a high and low water trough for deer and Javalinas that were suppose to drink at dusk. We waited but saw none before we entered the restaurant.
Today, we will visit the Chisos Basin. See attached map of the park.
Have a great Friday.
Steve and Kathleen