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From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
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On The Road and In Your Backyard is a weekday feature spotlighting reader submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, please share your part of the world, whether you’re traveling or just in your locality. Share some photos and a narrative, let us see through your pictures and words. We’re so lucky each and every day to see and appreciate the world around us!
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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
Today, pictures from valued commenter Doc H.
I’m taking a small bike trip with the loyal #adventureteckel Lotte. We started in Austin and are going to head west until heat or the Pacific force us to turn around and ride back east. I’m blogging it (natch!) at http://hawkdog.net/wordpress/ – ride along!
Taken on 2019-03-21 00:00:00
Heading into the National Park.
Taken on 2019-03-19 00:00:00
La Loma del Chivo is a pretty awesome funky spot!
Taken on 2019-03-29 00:00:00
A tough climb, but well worth it.
Thank you so much Doc H, do send us more when you can.
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Big Bend is a place I always wanted to visit. Thanks for sharing your pics.
That is an ambitious trip — I am so impressed! Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous…cute puppy in back. Checked out Doc H’s blog. Am envious, always wanted to do something like that.
Family had an awesome time hiking the Big Bend mountains, and canoed the Rio Grand canyon. Just gorgeous.We slipped and slid through spring fed rock formations on the Mexican side of the river. (Fuckers better not build a wall.) We went to a star party at the observatory. Prior to the trip (wife plans destinations/activities; I handle travel and lodging) I had no idea Texas had big ass mountains. You brought back great memories. Be safe. Cars, buses, and trucks are the enemy.
The scenery near McDonald Observatory is awesome. I hope you had time to go to the visitor’s center
while you were there.
I love Big Bend!! Wow, kudos to you for biking there, it was a long way to drive there starting in San Antonio. Oh, the shooting stars….
A Ghost To Most
Visiting Big Bend is on our list when our off-road trailer is done
Video of the snow-clearing on Red Mountain Pass between Ouray and Silverton
A bike trip! This is great. Big Bend is like nowhere else.
Have a great trip! Awesome that you’re doing it on a bike — and with a dog, no less!
@A Ghost To Most: I love that road, though it has scared the crap out of me a time or two, like watching snowballs rolling down the hillside towards your car as you drive over it at night time (haven’t done that since). I’ve biked it but only in the downhill direction towards Ouray; the lack of a guard rail (for snow clearing purposes) and the narrowness mean I am NOT biking it uphill. Going downhill on a bike means you can pass all the cars. We used to do ice climbing vacations to Ouray before it became such a destination for that, but at 60 yo ice climbing lost it’s appeal for my husband and I.
Thanks, all! In El Paso atm. New tires tomorrow, I hope, and then off to New Mexico!