Monthly Archives: April 2013

Getting Settled in at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

4-21-13 Arriving at Gila  Today I drove the 150 miles from Las Cruces to Gila. It was a little difficult to tear myself away from civilization – TV ads for a new episode of Castle, network news, good PBS shows, … Continue reading

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Last Big Bend Hike/2 Days in Las Cruces

My friends called me nuts, but I really wanted to take a last hike in Big Bend before I had to leave. It was 104 degrees that day hence the “crazy lady” nickname! At first it seemed like there was … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Last Week in Big Bend

The last week has been a mixture of work, parties, visiting with other traveling park people, high heat, big winds, a near rain event, travel to Boquillas, Mexico and a day with the back country volunteers. And I leave Big … Continue reading

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Invasive Species

As we all know, the season is winding down so here is the campground excitement today: an invasive species!! On a park service website the finer definitions of non-native, exotic or invasive are raised. Whether an exotic/non-native is considered invasive … Continue reading

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The Highland Games

Today the river district (law enforcement) sponsored the first annual Highland Games. It was a great way for the younger set to blow off some steam and have a bunch of fun. The contestants had to wear kilts so some … Continue reading

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Cattail Falls, Croton Spring and Ernst Tinaja

The days here at Big Bend are winding down fast and today I felt like I needed to discover some new areas of the park. I got a late start as I finished up paperwork related to taxes and bill … Continue reading

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