Published: March 8th 2009March 8th 2009
Traveling to Patagonia
Contrary to intuition, as one travels south towards Mexico in this part of the west the elevation increases. This results in greater annual rainfall and favors the change from a desert ecosystem to an arid grassland with trees.
We left Tucson for a destination that was not on our original itinerary. Patagonia Lake State Park was recommended by several people we met along the way has very scenic and with lots of birds. The lake was also sizable, by Arizona standards, and would allow us to finally use the kayaks we’ve been dragging around the country. The plan was to stay there for six days before heading east to Willcox, Arizona to meet our good friends Peter and Trudy Brussard. They were to arrive pulling their trailer (nickname “Bob”) from Reno, NV. The four of us would then head off to Big Bend National Park after a two-day side trip to the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. This travelblog documents our travels leading to our arrival at Big Bend National Park. As before, the pictures and captions tell the story.
Sorry for the delay in posting this; Big Bend National Park (where we've been for the last week) has no cell phone reception or internet connections!
There are more photos below