Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Big Bend



Instagrammer Laura Hicks took this fun photo we're going to say is SPOOKY because it's Halloween. Have fun out there tonight!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Children of the Corn


Children run through one of the corn mazes at the La Union Maze. (Victor Calzada / El Paso Times)

Cute pic from the El Paso Times of La Union Corn Maze, which happens to be *the* perfect family activity this time of year!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pretty Famous in Marfa


Recognize this skull? Maybe it reminds you of the Eagles' album covers? You'd be right because it's the same artist. Valentine native Boyd Elder paints these skulls and you can see them right now at the Wrong Store in Marfa.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chinati Mountains State Natural Area


Did you hear? Texas' newest state park finally has public access! Chinati Mountains State Natural Area now must hold public meetings and lay out a public use plan but we're one step closer to 39,000 unspoiled acres that will remain a wilderness for intrepid campers!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paris, France to Paris, Texas


What does French Impressionism have in common with Western Art? Go see for yourself at this new exhibit at the El Paso Museum of Art on now until February 1, 2015.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rocking Out in GMNP


Great blog post by the American Geophysical Union of their hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
 
"While in West Texas over spring break, the “Border to Beltway” students took a hike up McKittrick Canyon, in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.We were hiking in the forereef deposits of the Bell Canyon Formation.
 
Reefs are geologic structures built by living organisms, so you won’t be shocked to learn that there were plenty of fossils to be seen, though mostly as a hash of bits and pieces, occasionally as whole body fossils."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dog Day Afternoon


Anthony Whitt wrote about his hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park's Dog Canyon "in the remote northern corner" of the park. "This is a secluded region perfect for birding, hiking, horseback riding and good old solitude," he wrote.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Marfa Treasure Hunt





Glasstire's Christina Rees took this photo of the Marfa Book Co., a real treasure in the little town. Sadly, it's now closed. The building where it was housed is being turned into a four-story boutique hotel. The new location of the Book Co. has yet to be announced, but we're sure it will still be a gem wherever it lands. 

P.S. Rumor is it'll go back into the building currently being renovated.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Perfection in Big Bend






We love this gorgeous photo from photographer Marco Isler of Big Bend. The weather here is PERFECT right now! Come ASAP!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hot Dogs in El Paso






Traditional jerseys for the El Paso Chihuahuas are red, white, and black but for the team's 2nd annual Bark at the Park, where fans can bring their leashed dogs to the game, the team wore these hilarious jerseys. 

After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off to benefit the El Paso Humane Society. We hope they'll break them out again!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Balmorhea Windmill






Texas Mountain Trail follower Mike Wood sent us this pic of a windmill near Balmorhea. Love it!

Send us your own photos at texasmountaintrail@gmail.com.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Nature Appreciation Workshop at CDRI


Join us for a great day of Nature Appreciation at CDRI.org on October 23.  $10.00 fee per participant. *PLEASE RSVP by October 20th to Jesse Lea Schneider at (432)295-0342 or Logan Boswell at (432) 249-0265.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Secret of Hudspeth County







"The Hill is like a chapel filled with inexplicable alters belonging to some unknown religion."

Shhh! Don't tell anyone we told you, but there's a secret in Hudspeth County. El Paso Artist James Magee has created a masterpiece amid a stark landscape.

You can visit The Hill by private appointments. Public openings to the site are pretty rare but do happen. Watch The Hill's site for information.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bam! Pow! Zing!






Mr. Runarut, you take some mighty fine pictures. What's your real name? Unmask yourself!

Until that mystery is solved, enjoy Runarut's photo of these gorgeous blooms at CDRI.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Breathtaking Beauty







Wow. Flickr's Marcus Calderon snapped this amazing photo of Big Bend National Park. Dang, y'all. We'll be right back. We need to go weep from the beauty.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Angi English Snaps Sauceda






Flickr found these amazing shots by Photographer Angi English of Big Bend Ranch State Park and the Sauceda Ranch House that you can rent out for the night. Awesome photos, Angi!





Monday, October 06, 2014

Blue Skies






Mimms Ranch in Marfa is part of the Dixon Water Foundation, researching sustainable ranch management and water conservation across Texas. On Mimms there is a trail that is accessible to the public for walking and jogging. While they don't advertise this, you can ask around next time you're in Marfa and a local can tell you how find it. Expect spectacular vista views and precious solitude. Just what the doctor ordered! Photos by Mia Warren.