IMG_20180315_153838 At the Grand Canyon Farms sign
IMG_20180315_152546 R in Grand Canyon Farms ruins
IMG_20180315_152531 E in Grand Canyon Farms ruins
20180315_144058 R on the Santa Elena Canyon trail
IMG_20180313_172351 The rocks on the Hoodoos Trail
Hoodoos Trail is a short trail in the Big Bend Ranch State park that leads past spectacular rock formations down to the Rio Grande. It is full of rocks like these that weather and erosion had shaped into intricate columns, some of which look like they are just barely balanced on thin stems.
Rio Grande, the river that separates US from Mexico, really doesn't look very "grande" in this part of Texas. It's hardly wider than a creek. The Big Bend area is a desert, and there aren't many tributaries here to feed it.
At one point R and E were throwing rocks into Rio Grande. I wonder, if they had hit Mexico with a stone, would they have started an international incident? :-)