Today Travis, Kevin, Jordan, and I drove 575 miles to to Big Bend National Park. We made excellent time despite the unanticipated 30 minute gas stop in Marathon. What can you do when the pump maxs out at 2 gallons per minute? It was only a minor setback during a quick 8 hour drive to the park.
After checking into the Ranger Station, we hurried to the Chisos Basin to setup camp before the sunset through the Window. Having quickly setup camp, we started the hike, but it turned quickly into a trail run because the sun was sinking below the horizon. Once we arrived, it was breathtaking. One wrong move and you’d fall off the edge.
We walked back in the twilight, warmed by from a good jog and good scenery. We couldn’t have had a better group of four. Everyone looks out for each other and no one complains. Back in camp, our warmth dissipated and the temperature dropped steadily through the night. Still, we tried to stay up gazing at stars. What a sight.
When I consider Your heavens, the works of your fingers;
The moon and the stars, which you have set in place
What is man that you are mindful of him!
And the son of man that you should care for him?