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2021-02-19  
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Dog Canyon TrailBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2021
markthurman53
Hiking5.30 Miles 108 AEG
Hiking5.30 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   2.32 mph
108 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Yesterday’s storm has passed leaving a blanket of snow over the park. We head back to Lubbock today but first we are going to hike to Dog Canyon. This trail is on the Northeast section of the park as you drive out. Dog Canyon can be seen about 2 miles from the road in a slot in the Santiago Mountains. I noticed this canyon on the way in a couple days ago and saw the trail sign and thought this looked like an interesting hike. I would try to do it on the way out. Most of the trail is along flat desert occupied by creosote brushes, the last half mile is in Dog Canyon. The trail is marked by cairns which helped out quite a bit with the snow concealing the trail. I was expecting to see the creek drop off as it passed through the narrow slot but nothing much interesting except a wash that goes through a pass. Still an interesting hike though. We extended the hike down the creek to make it a solid 5 mile round trip before heading back.

On this trip there was a couple inches of snow on the ground, deeper where it was piled up by the wind. The temperatures were hovering around 32 but the sun was out and no breeze to speak of. The Snow on the ground and on all the surrounding mountains made for a very scenic hike, even a few snowball fights. On the way back the temps rose a bit and the sun was melting some of the snow making the desert walking part very muddy. Where possible we stayed walking on the snow because the mud was slick and sticky.
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