Nopales Y El Volcan Popocatepetl, Mexico
A Trip To The Mall: General store, post office, resort, spa — this was nothing less than a one-stop mall for residents of both Texas and Mexico before Big Bend NP was created. The main attraction was the hot springs downstream from the confluence of Tornillo Creek and the Rio Grande. The thin rock layers visible on the cliff faces are called lajitas. I’ve heard rumors that late in the evening people are known to skinny dip in the hot springs. So have I ever done it? I’m shocked you’d even ask me that question. 😇
Plot: We meet people who are happy with how good the internet has been to them. Then, we learn that the FCC might allow internet service providers to turn the internet into a dystopian plutocracy. It is up to you to save these people, and the entire internet, by visiting tumblr.com/stop and asking the FCC to take a firm stand on net neutrality. Feat. Mark Ruffalo.
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: And I discover a few more favorite things each time I backpack the Marufo Vega Trail in Big Bend NP. It’s a fun, butt-busting ride down the steep` (and long), loose rock slopes to the Rio Grande; it’s drop-dead gorgeous at the river (not to mention everywhere else); and the climb back up the northern spur is challenging enough to get you breathing hard — if the spectacular scenery hasn’t already taken your breath away!.