Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Two days in the Chisos
The Sierra Quemada is an arid, tumbling range to the south of the high Chisos, where we were hiking. The Rio Grande and Mexico lie just beyond.
The Window is the only outlet from the Chisos Basin. A 200 foot waterfall lies past the edge, but I couldn't get close enough to see it because the rocks were too smooth.
My companions. Katie Sharar, on the left, and I traded our room at 1630 Dayton while abroad during junior year. Amber works at a homeless shelter in East Austin with Katie, while Yla is a PhD student in Psychology here at UT.
A rattler exploded a couple of feet ahead of Yla on the trail one day. Luckily it slithered off into the brush.
Sunset towards the Window. More on this trip when I've time.
Posted by Andrew Riely at 7:10 PM