Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas: Dry Camping, Butterfield Overland Mail & Jack Rabbits

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas:  Dry Camping, Butterfield Overland Mail & Jack Rabbits

When we first decided to become fulltime RVers, the thought of boondocking or drycamping sounded right up our alley.  There are plenty of public lands open to RVs for camping, and they offer privacy and views for free that RV parks can not compete with.  The tradeoff is that there are no hookups:  no water, […]

Big Bend National Park (Part 3: West Side, Santa Elena Canyon & Terlingua)

Big Bend National Park (Part 3:  West Side, Santa Elena Canyon & Terlingua)

The West side of Big Bend shares some features with the East side in the way of the Rio Grande, canyons and desert hikes.  There are, however, two features that set this area apart:  first, Santa Elena Canyon which you kayak or canoe; second, more historical areas than the rest of the park.  Castolon is home to […]

Big Bend National Park (Part 1: The East & Rio Grande Village)

Big Bend National Park (Part 1:  The East & Rio Grande Village)

Time is as still as the heat.  Days are long under blue sky and a blaring sun.  Rocky outcroppings embolden the horizon.  Cactus and thorny scrubs add further danger to the abrasive rocky sand underfoot.  The Rio Grande flows through canyons bringing a swath of greenery to the landscape and dividing two nations.  The Chisos […]