Most of the morning was spent stowing everything away and hooking up the van, preparing for travel. We exchanged goodbyes with our newfound friends and headed about 30 miles to another area of the vast park: Chisos Basin. At the visitor's center there was a nice paved walk to view the 'window' where water runs out of the basin.
|The 'window' is the v opening in the mountains. They circle all around.|
After a picnic lunch, we traveled the 3.6 mile round trip Window Trail. It was sunny, bright, and hot; but the smooth, glossy rocks at the window were impressively unique (even scary to this Momma as her children carefreely frolicked near the precipice)!
|Starting toward the window|
|just starting into the water smoothed rock path and empty pools|
|Riley is at the drop-off. Caroline is preparing to slide down one of the smooth stones ...|
so so close to the edge. The brown rock in center picture is across the gorge. No guardrails or fences here!