Big Bend Conservancy
I agree, the traverse across the talus slope when coming out of Acebuches canyon is by far the scariest piece of official trail I have ever been on. It might be possible to continue up that branch of the creekbed rather than ascend and cross the talus slope; the Open Trails track was laid down by someone who found a way through. You would still be scrambling up and around boulders so it might not be too much safer, and you would run the risk of finding it impassable and then having to backtrack on a section where you are already under a little bit of time pressure to make it to Panther Spring/Casa Reza before dark. Getting lost wouldn't be an issue though since the marked trail rejoins that streambed a mile or so after the talus traverse. Sent from my SCH-I435 using Big Bend Chat mobile app
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