I’m in a hurry to get out and take in some of the excellent and varied hiking in this area, so this post will be mostly photos – with descriptions!
As I mentioned in the last post, we are right on the Mexican border here, which is the Rio Grande River. There is no fence, no signs, no wall, and no Border Patrol. Just a shallow river.
Crafted ‘scorpions’ for sale and a jar for your money!
The left, or far side of the river is Mexico.
This is a Mexican army patrol on the far bank.
A Mexican cowboy and his dog.
A boat launch on the US side – leading directly into Mexico!
Santa Elena canyon; far wall Mexico, near wall US.
I tossed a rock across the river into Mexico here – underhand!
Luna’s Jacal, on the Old Maverick Road.
A view on the Maverick road near sunset.
Fuel stop just outside the west end of the park at Study Butte.
PS: While this post was still uploading, the border patrol proved me wrong! They just arrived at the campground and landed in two helicopters! I guess they do show up here on occasion - or maybe they caught wind of the people in the riverside hot springs last nite, swimming across the river and coming back with a Mexican rocks as souvenirs!