We experienced something really cool while we were at Big Bend. Literally. A cold front blew in from the East and caused a thermal inversion (warm air on top of cold air) and ice fog. This caused the desert below the Chisos Basin to be much colder. At 18 degrees in the basin, we can only image that the desert below was much colder. Checkout our video below to see ice fog rolling into the basin.
Each trip we take typically means new experiences and new lessons learned. This trip was no difference. It's important to remember that just when you think you've got it down pat, you'll get a surprise thrown at you! For us, we learned about cooking in much colder weather than we are used to. Like previous trips, we also gained valuable experience with our personal gear. For me personally, every trip I take out with my own personal gear helps me to refine my gear list for future trips. This trip was our first major use of solar power and that in itself was a learning experience!
As we complete our inventory of pictures and videos, we will share with you what we experienced. As we do, we will share the stories that go along with those pictures and videos. Big Bend National Park surpassed our expectations and left us wanting more. We at Texas Avid Outdoors completely recommend you spend some (lots) of time exploring this beautiful place!
Checkout these videos related to our Big Bend Trip
Big Bend Ice Fog and Thermal Inversion
Big Bend Starry Night Time Lapse
Big Bend Moon Set Time-lapse
Big Bend Hiking - coming soon!
Big Bend Off Roading - coming soon!