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Closed Canyon, Big Bend Texas State Park

I was thinking that'd we spend all our time at Big Bend National Park. A host at Lajitas suggested the River Road drive through Big Bend State Park. It was solid advice.

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Mexico on the left side of the water. It's noted as a scenic drive. We stopped to do the Closed Canyon trail.

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Narrow and lots of wind, and shade too. 

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The daughter stopped here. We weren't positive we could get back up. She opted to stay if we needed somebody to go back to the truck for a rope.

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It was this pool of water that stopped us and sent us back. I probably could've waded across.... but it was time to head back.

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yeah, this boulder blocked part of the path. Either over, or squeeze through the hole...

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I managed to make it through.

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We stopped at a green portion along the banks of the Santa Elena River. Kat tried to throw a rock over to Mexico. #1 son also attempted the stone throw. BUT he had accidentally selected a giant dirt clod instead of a rock! He gave it his best push and it disolved into a cloud of dirt that engulfed his mother. Amused, she was NOT!

 

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