Big Bend - March 2000

Day 2 - Emory Peak, Pinnacles Trail, Black Gap Road and Elephant Tusk

 

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Our campsite below Emory Peak at sunrise. 

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A view from near our campsite. 


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Many of the cactus were in bloom .


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This type is called "Claret cup." 


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A view form the top of Pinnacles Trail before we we began our decent back to the Basin.


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Another view, to the northeast.


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Later that day we set off to the desert to camp in a remote area.
The mountains in the distance are the Sierra San Vicente in Mexico.


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Then, one hundred miles from the nearest full service station, we had a flat. Fun, fun...


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A view from our campsite, called Elephant Tusk, named for a nearby geologic structure.