Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Day 37, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, TX

Site 93
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, TX, 255.5 Miles, 2,768.7 Miles For the Trip

The first dry night in a couple of days. Cool, down to 41°F by morning. I headed out around 9:15 on US 90, and stayed on it until the town of Marathon, where I stopped at the French Co grocery store for some supplies, then south on TX 385.

The plan was to stop at the Stillwell ranch, a campground along TX 385 that has hookups, but after getting almost to the park, I decided I might as well look for a site there. Of course, with Big Bend, almost to the park is relative - it is another 45 miles to the campground. I'm in site 93 at the Rio Grande Village campground, a dry site for $7.00 per night with the Senior Park Pass. I'm here for two nights, after which I'll try for a couple of nights at the Cottonwood Campground.

There is no FM radio, WiFi, Cell coverage; the only contact with the outside world here at the campsite is XM Radio. There is WiFi available at the campground store, about 1/2 mile from my site. I'll head over there to try to post this when I'm done.

Dinner will be a grilled chicken patty along with a salad.

Until Tomorrow -


  1. Big Bend Park is one of my favorites - I spent a couple of weeks at Chisos CG this summer - lots of wildlife and good hiking -but, as you say, everything is far apart! Hope you get some pics of Javalina - I saw lots of prints and gnawed cactus, but kept missing them!

  2. The only time I saw a herd was driving at dusk under poor lighting, and, of course, the camera was in the back seat. No photos...