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Ross Maxwell Drive
Big Bend National Park, Texas

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Tuff Canyon overlook

Tuff Canyon overlook

This narrow canyon has been cut into compacted volcanic ash, known as tuff, by a flash-flood channel coming down from the Chisos Mountains.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date photographed: March 27, 2014
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Yellow prickly pear cactus flowers on Ross Maxwell Drive

Yellow prickly pear cactus flowers on Ross Maxwell Drive

My visit in late March coincided with the blooming of these large yellow-flowered prickly pear cactus on the south flnak of the Chisos Mountains

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date photographed: March 28, 2014
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Burro Canyon in Big Bend National Park

Burro Canyon in Big Bend National Park

A trail eads up the wash in Burro Canyon to the base of the usually-dry falls

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date photographed: March 27, 2014
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The pour-off in Burro Canyon

The pour-off in Burro Canyon

During a summer thunderstorm, dry waterfalls like this become a roaring torrent of water, mud, gravel, and boulders

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date photographed: March 27, 2014
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The "pour "off" in Burro Canyon, a waterfall after heavy rain

The "pour "off" in Burro Canyon, a waterfall after heavy rain

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Date photographed: January 8, 2003

Early morning at Sotol Vista on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Early morning at Sotol Vista on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Early morning at Sotol Vista on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

, Texas

Date photographed: January 9, 2003

Sotol Overlook on the south flank of the Chisos Mountains

Sotol Overlook on the south flank of the Chisos Mountains

This viewpoint on the south flank of the Chisos Mountains is named for the sotol, a spiky native plant used to make an alcoholic drink similar to tequila

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date photographed: March 27, 2014
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Distant view of the Homer Wilson Ranch

Distant view of the Homer Wilson Ranch

A distant view of the pioneer Homer Wilson Ranch on the south flank of the Chisos Mountains

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date photographed: March 27, 2014
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Ruins of the Sam Nail Ranch in Big Bend National Park

Ruins of the Sam Nail Ranch in Big Bend National Park

A windmill is just about all that remains of the old Sam Nail Ranch

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date photographed: March 27, 2014
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