by Taylor Lasseigne and Angela Driscoll / August 19-20, 2005
In August of 2005 my wife Angela and I left New Orleans and headed West. After visiting my brother in Houston, we continued West to Big Bend National Park, stopping at Amistad National Recreational Area to cut the driving time in half.
The main reason for stopping at Amistad, like I mentioned before, was because of the park’s located – about halfway between Houston and Big Bend National Park. It was a great place to rest between two stretches of long, monotonous highway. But Big Bend was always the reason for the trip.
Big Bend Nature Walk
On the second day of the trip, hiking from the South Rim, up Emory Peak, and back to the Chisos Basin, Angela found many interesting examples of flora and fauna. She would now like to share them with you: