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My cousin taking in the view from the South Rim Trail. In the distance, mid-left, you can see Elephant Tusk Peak. After spending so much of my life visiting this park, it was awesome to be able to finally share this special place with him. . . . . 12/02/17 #bigbend #bigbendnps #bigbendnationalpark #hikingtexas #optoutside #chisos #chisosmountains #findyourpark #usinterior #southrim #southrimtrail #elephanttusk #elephantusktrail #dodsontrail
Throw back to warm days hiking across the Dodson Trail on the Outer Mountain Loop in Big Bend! #outermountainloop #bigbendnationalpark #bigbendnps #dodsontrail #mulesearsbigbend
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey #wwhmember #womenwhohike #optoutside #forceofnature #traveler #travelquotes #getoutside #getfit #hiking #backpacking #sweatydirtyhappy #nature #livebold #fernweh #traillife #bigbendnationalpark #dodsontrail #nps #wanderlust #nomad
I have fallen in love with hiking in deserts over the years and they have taught me a lot about what I am capable of as a hiker and outdoorsman. #desert #hiking #outerlooptrail #outdoorsmen #nationalparkgeek #dodsontrail
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the road of lands remote, to travel is to live.” - Hans Christian Andersen #womenwhohike #wwhmember #ospreypacks #backpacking #hiking #sweatydirtyhappy #optoutside #forceofnature #wildernessbabes #livebold #getoutside #getfit #bigbendnationalpark #dodsontrail #nps #texas #traveller #fernweh #chasingsunrise #themountainsarecalling #nature #livethelifeyoulove
Everything the light touches is ours! Except that one tiny, shady, cloud spot in the desert... #southrimtrail #dodsontrail #travelingreks
Finished setting up #camp for the night along the #dodsontrail back in October in #bigbendnationalpark #getoutside #explore #hikerslife #findyourpark #usnationalparks
Couldn't resist posting another from the Outer Mountain Loop. If there was a pneumatic tube that I could just hop into that would spit me out here at sunset, I would be into that. . . . . . #outermountainloop #oml #bigbend #dodsontrail #nationalparks #nps #chisosbasin #bigbendcountry #solobackpacking #fullmoon
Day 2: I spent a little too long retrieving my water cache and stopping to rest and eat at the abandoned ranch. I lost track of time and didn't make it back on the trail until 2...by which point the desert was radiating heat from every angle. The first miles of Blue Creek are flat, but entirely in the dried-up stream bed full of sand and gravel, making every step about twice as hard as it needs to be. I was repeating yesterday's process of hiking during peak heat to find a place to camp. When I reached Cedar Spring, there were a few places to pitch a tent but all were fully exposed and I wanted (needed) shade. So I kept going. And going. No good places to camp. Just as I was about to stop in a patch of shade and wait out the sun, I saw it--a spot just big enough for my tent tucked in a grove of trees. Home sweet home! . **If you are planning to hike the OML** Please visit bigbendchat.com and read the "Outer Mountain Loop FAQ and planning tips" thread. The trail is beautiful but challenging  and dangerous without proper planning. . . #outermountainloop #oml #bigbend #dodsontrail #nationalparks #nps #chisosbasin #bigbendcountry #solobackpacking #womenwhohike #msrgear #homeiswhereyoustakeit #wwhmember
Day 2: Carousel Mountain is the coolest. Doing the OML clockwise means constant and ever-changing views of this unique formation and, better yet, the closer you get to it, the closer you are to the shelter of the abandoned Homer Wilson ranch and your water cache. Parts of the trail drop off steeply, so I had to keep forcing myself to stop to admire the view. . . **If you are planning to hike the OML** Please visit bigbendchat.com and read the "Outer Mountain Loop FAQ and planning tips" thread. The trail is beautiful but challenging and dangerous without proper planning. . . #outermountainloop #oml #bigbend #dodsontrail #nationalparks #nps #chisosbasin #bigbendcountry #solobackpacking #womenwhohike
Day 2: Story behind this face full of stoke is that no matter how much I research a trip, there is always some big reveal that I wasn't expecting. I can look at a topo map all I want but until I've actually climbed up the thing, reached the top, and practically fallen over because HOLY WOW--well, thankfully planning and delight can coexist. I spent a good 20 minutes up here fully appreciating the phenomenon of hanging out with a view like this without another human in sight.  Also in the frame--a DeLorme InReach lent to me by my friend Jen. Even though the trip was uneventful, I've had some mishaps on solo trips and this was a big one. It was awesome to be able to send an "all good" message at the end of the day. Message here would have been something like "Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" . . **If you are planning to hike the OML** Please visit bigbendchat.com and read the "Outer Mountain Loop FAQ and planning tips" thread. The trail is beautiful but challenging and dangerous without proper planning. . . #outermountainloop #oml #bigbend #dodsontrail #nationalparks #nps #chisosbasin #bigbendcountry #solobackpacking #womenwhohike #delorme
Day 2: I was moving at about 3 miles per hour until I felt the sun hit the back of my neck and slowed down to ease into the heat. In my normal day-to-day I'm barely aware of my body and its surroundings. I'm a typical INTP type, getting on the wrong bus or walking into a wall or forgetting to eat because my mind is so busy. Then I'm this other person when I run or hike--super in tune with the physical world and funneling all my energy into navigating through it successfully. I don't know if one is "better" than the other but the latter certainly feels awesome-r and if Me #1 was let loose in the desert she'd be in trouble. . . **If you are planning to hike the OML** Please visit bigbendchat.com and read the "Outer Mountain Loop FAQ and planning tips" thread. The trail is beautiful but challenging and dangerous without proper planning. . . #outermountainloop #oml #bigbend #dodsontrail #nationalparks #nps #chisosbasin #bigbendcountry #solobackpacking #womenwhohike #wwhmember
Day 2: I woke up before dawn and hit the Dodson as soon as it was light enough to see the trail without a headlamp. I didn't know how hot it would be (it would be hot) so I wanted to cover as much ground as possible in the morning. Zooooom. . **If you are planning to hike the OML** Please visit bigbendchat.com and read the "Outer Mountain Loop FAQ and planning tips" thread. The trail is beautiful but challenging and dangerous without proper planning. . . #outermountainloop #oml #bigbend #dodsontrail #nationalparks #nps #chisosbasin #bigbendcountry #solobackpacking #womenwhohike
End of Day 1: And then the sun went down and the moon came up... . . **If you are planning to hike the OML** Please visit bigbendchat.com and read the "Outer Mountain Loop FAQ and planning tips" thread. The trail is beautiful but challenging and dangerous without proper planning. . . #outermountainloop #oml #bigbend #dodsontrail #nationalparks #nps #chisosbasin #bigbendcountry #solobackpacking #womenwhohike #msrgear #homeiswhereyoustakeit

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