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Actual trip report:
A four night backpacking adventure in Big Bend National Park including most of the Outer Mountain Loop (OML) and an extension south via the Smoky Creek trail beside Mule Ears, off trail over Jack's pass and down to the Rio Grande and Mariscal Canyon, north along the Mariscal spine and back to the OML via the Elephant Tusk trail. Approximately: 75+ miles
Day 1: Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive and Laguna Meadow Trail
Day 2: Laguna Meadow to before Jack's Pass
Day 3: Before Jack's Pass to Mariscal Canyon
Day 4: Mariscal Canyon to Elephant Tusk
Day 5: Elephant Tusk to Basin
- I've been born and raised in the great state of Michigan. I recently graduated from physical therapy school. I enjoy being active, playing sports, and running. Backpacking has become a great interest as it is a physical challenge that provides many rewarding views and experiences. I strive to make a difference in the lives of those encounter in every day life, on the trail, or even just on this blog. May God bless each of you. Now go find an adventure! It's only a few feet away!