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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Big Bend Photographs => Topic started by: jasonmerlo on December 17, 2016, 12:29:37 PM

Title: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: jasonmerlo on December 17, 2016, 12:29:37 PM
Got back from my second trip to the Bend this past Tuesday and I wanted to share the photos I made. Keep in mind I'm still a Big Bend noob so these are all familiar, easy to get to places. I'm trying to hike the easier trails before tackling the tougher ones. One of my goals on this trip was to see some fall color up in the canyons. I was a little later than I needed to be for bigtooth maples, but I saw a lot of Lacey oaks that were just starting to turn. I also hiked a few trails that I didn't take pictures on (except with a cell phone) and aren't represented here. Cattail was flowing decently though not as well as I've seen in pictures others have taken. There was also water flowing over the Pine Canyon pouroff: enough to hear from a 1/4 mile away but when I got to it, it wasn't flowing as well as it sounded on the way in. Anyway, here are the pics:

The Window:

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121102%20Sotol%20overlooking%20the%20Window%20at%20sunrise%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpsjy8vmget.jpg)

Cattail Falls:

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121103%20Ferns%20and%20boulders%20at%20Cattail%20Falls%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpscqgkt1ia.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121105%20Cattail%20Falls%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpshg4kqzul.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121106%20Stratified%20layers%20of%20rock%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpsld6kmeel.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121107%20Rocks%20pool%20and%20Cattail%20Falls%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpskrm3fm5z.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121108%20Waterfall%20below%20Cattail%20Falls%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpszt234s00.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121110%20Bigtooth%20maple%20growing%20among%20boulders%20and%20ferns%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpsfqhmbtg0.jpg)

Pine Canyon:

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121201%20Bigtooth%20maples%20growing%20among%20boulders%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpsz8bblwon.jpg)

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121204%20Maple%20and%20oak%20leaves%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpsds5zoonk.jpg)

Taken from Pine Canyon Road between PC1 and the junction with Glenn Springs Rd. (this was the day before the supermoon):

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121205%20Moonrise%20above%20the%20Sierra%20del%20Caballo%20Muerto%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpsvomjfh7h.jpg)

Sotol Vista:

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/jasonmerlo/2016121301%20First%20light%20on%20sotol%20and%20Goat%20Mountain%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20-%20Brewster%20County%20Texas_zpscxtoeyte.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: Lance on December 17, 2016, 12:43:05 PM
Excellent Jason! Love the Cattail Falls photographs. A special place..
Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: Demon Deacon on December 17, 2016, 02:27:34 PM
Fantastic stuff. Agree that the Cattail photos are great. Welcome and thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: House Made of Dawn on December 17, 2016, 03:30:50 PM
 :great: Gorgeous photos, Jason. You hit all the best spots. Nice to meet you and look forward to seeing you again out there someday.
Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: mule ears on December 17, 2016, 03:51:22 PM
Beautiful, really like the Sotol Vista shot.

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Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: jasonmerlo on December 17, 2016, 04:56:06 PM
Thanks, guys.


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Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: Jalco on December 17, 2016, 09:26:10 PM
Nice pics.  I've never been to Pine Canyon. Thanks for the tease.
Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: Buck on December 19, 2016, 01:34:29 PM
Almost just like being there. 
Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: FrugalFannie on December 29, 2016, 09:42:28 AM
great pics! Did you get any good ones of the super moon? My friend and I were there the same time as you but stayed a couple days longer.
Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: jasonmerlo on December 29, 2016, 03:46:51 PM
The moon shot was the day before the supermoon. We left the next morning.


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Title: Re: Pics from the Bend (Dec 10-13)
Post by: Txlj on December 29, 2016, 06:21:46 PM
Beautiful shots.

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