On my last day in Alpine, I rode & hiked Hancock Hill behind the campus of Sul Ross State University. These trails are not designed for mountain biking, and thus they’re not the finest I’ve seen for that activity, but I’m rarely sorry to get out on the bike. I kept the ride short, and picked up Hops for a hike to finish up. So I saw the famous desk twice in one day. And a beautiful day it was!
bike and bike tree
bike and desk
Hops heads for the tops
just me & the weather up here
dog and desk
How about those West Texas skies, huh?
I’ve had a lovely stay here in Alpine, a town I love (and one I dream of moving to), parked in the driveway of friends. Heading out, I’m back to campgrounds and roadsides for a bit, so not sure if I’ll keep up daily posts in the next week or so. But soon! Thanks for your patience.
Forces are moving me on from Terlingua a little ahead of schedule, because there’s always something new up the road. But first: my last day’s ride in Big Bend Ranch State Park.
on the Crystal Trail
Buena Suerte Road
the locals are friendly
Then it was laundry day…
And then I drove up to Alpine for the evening, to see friends and attend the women’s march.
Alpine at dusk
sorry so blurry – it was very windy!
The next morning we all marched together, some 140 in the little town of Alpine, and several dogs including Hops. I regret no pictures!
From here we’ll be heading north, eventually to meet up with my mother! As I head out of the Big Bend region, I want to thank everyone who has shown me hospitality on the way: Tony and Katie, Barrett and MaryAnn, Jason, Brian, April and Tobin. It’s true, what the experienced vandwellers told me: the kindnesses along the way will be perhaps the sweetest part. Thanks, friends.