Nice cholla pending identification, perhaps Corynopuntia aggeria, photo taken in April 2015 along the road to St. Elena canyon. ... See MoreSee Less
This is the third taxon from the Big Bend NP that I am submitting to you experts for id. I tentatively identified the plant as Clumped Dog Cholla, Corynopuntia aggeria. Looking forward to hearing your opinions.
Photos taken along the road to St. Elena Canyon, April 2015
"See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls." ~ Mother Teresa ... See MoreSee Less
I'm so exited! I was able to book a room for a couple of weekends for now at the Chisos Lodge. This is my second trip but the first one for my daughter and I. We have 2 days/nights. We plan to at least do the Window trail and for sure visit Santa Elena. Realizing it will be super hot, what else should we take in/aim to do? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrating Five Years of National Public Lands Day
Friends of Big Bend has participated in National Public Lands Day for the last five years. It's been wonderful fun for all of us, and we've put together a celebration of this service to the park.You can access this video at: http://youtu.be/gnjpHzfjRS0
Want to get some great ideas for new hikes?
Check out our blog by Marathon resident Arlene Griffis at http://www.bigbendfriends.org/2009/01/15/blog!
The Ultra Run is in the books!
Many thanks to our 2013 runners and sponsors, whose contributions enabled the Friends to make a $7,000 gift to the Trails Fund!
RUNNERS: Want to know your race number, or know where to find your time when you get home from the race?
Head to http://www.racesplitter.com/ and find your race distance. This is where your official time is recorded for you. Thanks to Overland Race Management for having these times available so quickly!!