Lost Mine (Big Bend)

Date: 10/28/2015

Location: Chisos Basin, Big Bend NP, Texas

Distance: 4.8 miles RT

Elevation Gain: 1100 feet

This moderate trail leads to the breath taking view of Chisos Mountain Ranges and  its surrounding canyons and desert.  Its name was derived from the legend of a gold mine at the peak (above) that was exploited by the early Spanish explorers, and reclaimed by Comanche Indians who killed every last miners and sealed the area from any further exploits.

Climbing up above the Chisos Basin

Lechuguilla plants above – green pointed leaves with tall singular stalk.

 

 

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