Sunday, January 11, 2009

December 15th: Transit to Big Bend National Park

Monday, December 15, was a pretty, clear day, with a cold northerly wind. I drove my uncle, his wife, and my Mother to Big Bend National Park. We took the scenic route, Interstate 20 to SH-17 to SH-118 South which leads one to Big Bend National Park. We stayed at the Chisos Mountains Lodge. The Chisos Mountains encircle an oasis of life surrounding a fairly harsh desert environment. Upon arriving and settling in, we had about two hours of daylight left. My uncle spotted a hawk, some Acorn Woodpeckers, and an Elf Owl. We likely saw a Western Scrub Jay which is darker than a Mexican Jay.

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