Hiking the South Rim
Big Bend National Park’s South Rim can be done by strong hikers in one day via the Pinnacles and Laguna Meadows trails.
To enjoy the incredible sunrises and sunsets, consider camping for one or two nights. Day-hikers should check weather forecasts and carry adequate clothing, a map, food, sunscreen, and a hat. Campers will need a tent, pad, sleeping bag, stove, additional food, and other overnight gear. Carry at least a gallon of water per person per day. Do not depend on Boot Spring for water without assurance from park rangers that it is flowing. Purify any water taken from the spring. The park requires a permit for overnight camping.
To reach Big Bend National Park, call 432/477-2251.
The Brewster County Tourism Council provides helpful information about the region’s activities, attractions, accommodations and restaurants.
From the January 2013 issue.