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Chisos Mountains

2014-06-22

tl;dr: I'm in Big Bend National Park. I peddled up into the Chisos Mountains where I will stay for a few days.

I didn't get rained on, and I didn't have too many critters crawl over me. It was a good night.

From the point where I camped it was up hill to... Well, it was up hill. Sometimes it was a gradual slope. Sometimes it was a steep slope. Sometimes it was a steep slope that looked like it should be level. Those are the worst.

The whole time the Chisos Mountains grew closer and closer.

I made my way to the visitor center, where I finally paid the park entrance fee. Then I climbed up to Chisos Mountain Lodge. In theory, this should have been the hardest part of the day, but I was expecting it. It took me an hour and half to peddle five miles with only 1600 feet of elevation gain. I suspect that's nothing compared to farther west. I am so wimpy.

I will stay at the lodge for only a couple of days, because it is very expensive.

good morning Big Bend


far off Chisos Mountains


fossil exhibit


getting closer to Chisos Mountains


hardest five miles ever




up into the Chisos Mountains




looking back


bears and lions


Chisos Mountain Lodge


good night Big Bend

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