Big Bend​ and the Rio Grande

Big Bend National Park, Sante Elena Canyon, Rio Grande Ranch State Park

Sierra del Carmen
Sierra del Carmen
Santa Elena Canyon
Santa Elena Canyon

Only ~65 cfs in the Rio, so we are paddling "upstream" from the mouth of the canyon.

Santa Elena Canyon
Santa Elena Canyon

Looking upstream from near the mouth of the canyon

Arch Canyon (slot in background)
Arch Canyon (slot in background)
The arch in Arch Canyon
The arch in Arch Canyon
Fern Canyon Confluence
Fern Canyon Confluence
Ferns in Fern Canyon
Ferns in Fern Canyon
Canoeing the Rio
Canoeing the Rio
Canoe-assisted hiking
Canoe-assisted hiking