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Oct 26 2017
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Slickrock Canyon TrailBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2017
rvcarter
Hiking6.70 Miles 412 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles
412 ft AEG
 
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Our hiking club did a 3 day trip to Big Bend National Park in late October, hitting the major trails and highlights of the park and nearby Terlingua. Great time of the year for a trip due to the moderate temperatures. One of the trip organizers, Roddy, had worked for several years at BBNP on the park staff but had never been out to Slickrock. He twisted my arm to put together a bushwhack out to the canyon. Ray joined us.

It turned out to be a pretty easy bushwhack, but planning the route was a challenge because of the paucity of information about the feature and route. One thing that surprised me was that there was water still in the canyon pools, given the lack of rainfall in this desert location. It obviously supports wildlife over a huge area.

Still pending is a report back from the NPS about my "dinosaur bone" find. It sure looked like a bone, but I had just visited the Fossil Museum the day before, so maybe I was imagining things. See the hike description and pictures for more details.
Fauna
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Red-tailed Hawk
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Petrified Wood
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