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40 hours in West Texas

May 8, 2015

Last weekend I decided to head to Big Bend National Park for the first time since probably 1999. It is pretty far away from home so getting there and back in a short weekend was tough but luckily I have good friends. I rented a giant SUV for weekend so it would be comfortable to sleep when not driving.
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Arrival at dawn required coffee before hiking since the overnight drive was tough.
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Hiking the Window Trail in Big Bend at dawn and looking out from the Chisos Basin and goofing with friends was such a great start to the day.
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After the hike we found a camp site despite the place being “full”, set up camp and headed to Alpine Texas since I have always wanted to see the original Reatta, and the Big Bend Brewing Company.
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From there we were off to Marfa for some art and travel farther west.
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Then back to the park to camp and cook some delicious dinner.
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Up early to write some post cards see the sunrise cook and head down to see the canyons and Rio Grand that establish the US Mexico boarder.
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After a full trip in a short time we got back on the road home for the long drive back. We probably averaged just over a 100mph the whole weekend and managed to see so much, drive just over 1600 miles in 40 hours. Was a pretty good weekend. More to come.

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