Hiked 7mi with 40lb in the back, finally got here after 6 hours, felt ok but stiffness kicked in. Need to move slowly so body can adapt to avoid cramping. It took me twice as much time to set up the tent but at least I got done before the night.
There are a few backcountry campsite in this area but I walked half a mi toward the north rim and didn’t see anyone so I turned back to my tent side. Just had no motivation to walk more.
It was surprisingly cold, so we didn’t get out for sunrise as early as we wanted to. The views were still gorgeous. We decided to take the longer route through Boot Canyon back down to the basin because we heard the water flowing down there on our hike the day before. Sure enough, there was water flowing and tons of little waterfalls throughout Boot Canyon. It has usually been pretty dry for us in the past, so it made the longer, harder descent back down to the basin well worth it. #bigbend#bigbendnps#southrimbigbend#bootcanyon@bigbendnps@robertmaz49
0 2930 September, 2019
This trip to Big Bend was exceptionally magical ✨ sorry not sorry for the multiple posts to come! Too much amazingness to fit into one post. For starters: We got our campsite on the South Rim. On our hike up, it started drizzling. I stopped to take a picture of Robert in the rain, but a bear decided to steal the show. When we got to our campsite, we were welcomed with huge, fresh bear tracks (that was exciting... until bedtime). After our long day of hiking, we got to sit on top of the world and watch the colors of the mountains change as the sun went down. #bigbend#bigbendnps#BiBe#southrimbigbend@bigbendnps@robertmaz49
15 miles, 50-60 pound pack, thousands of feet in elevation change, sore knees, and back, and collective 5 hours of sleep in 48 hours = one of the best weekends of my entire life... this weekend trip to big bend far exceeded any expectations could have imagined. Not a single picture I have can do justice to how amazing that place is. But I think the company was better!! Cheers, boys! Can’t wait til the next adventure!!! #bigbendnationalpark#southrimbigbend#wreckemtech#thereandbackagain