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There is so much to cover in big bend and photo ops are everywhere.What type of vehicle will you be taking? There are some great things to see out on the back country roads, pretty much an SUV or something with high clearance will get you to most of the places.Here are some easy to get to placesSanta Elena canyon at either sunrise or sunsetBoquillas CanyonCastellon peakRio Grand Village nature trailHot springsPretty much anywhere in the Chisos basinSotolvista overlook for sunsetSam Nail RanchDougout WellsRoss Maxwell Scenic Drive has some wonderful places to explore and real diverse geology right along the road.Also Indian head spring is pretty neat.Have a look at my big bend gallery and if you see something you want to show your daughter I will tell you where it is and what it is jamesb.smugmug.com/BigBendNationalParkSent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Big Bend Chat mobile app
scorpian has lots of great places - I'd just add that when you go to hot springs take the path up the hill that overlooks the spring, great views in both directions of the river with mountain backdrops and then you can loop around to the springand don't forget BB Ranch State Park - easy access to Closed canyon and the Big Hill among others
Only Rio Grand Village has slots for full hookups, which is basically a parking lot converted to add the hookups. The Rio Grand Villlage camp ground can handle trailers, but no hook ups at all.
I'm not one of the better photographers on this chat board, but I'm very experienced at looking at other's Big Bend photos. My advice is to take the distance shots (Vistas, mountains etc) during the early morning light or the late afternoon/evening light. During the bad light times (10am-2:30pm) concentrate on canyons, flowers, rock formations and other shaded and close up type shots. Of course, the right type of puffy clouds can change the bad light times into perfect light times but that's just luck. Mid to late October into November is my favorite time of year in the park. You'll have plenty to shoot, but there are going to also be many times when she says "I wish we were in this spot earlier" or "I wish we could wait here for the the sun to get lower" or "I wish there were more clouds today". ...also if she has the equipment capability (bulb, time exposure), she is going to want to get some night sky shots when she sees the night sky out there so be sure to bring her tripod (or get her one for her birthday ) The best part of this is that even if you do everything wrong, you're probably still going to have a great trip and then you can start planning how to do everything right for the next time while you are driving back home.
Thanks! Just want to make sure Rio Grade does have hook ups? If I'm hauling it all the way up there I want to be able to hook it up to cook, etc. And of course she is going to want to sit and edit pictures during the time she SHOULD be sleeping...Quote from: The Scorpion on September 07, 2016, 09:09:23 AMOnly Rio Grand Village has slots for full hookups, which is basically a parking lot converted to add the hookups. The Rio Grand Villlage camp ground can handle trailers, but no hook ups at all.
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