Our RV trip to Big Bend

Is Balanced Rock (Big Bend National Park) worth the hike?

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This post is partially narrated by Leighton and Shayla as part of their homeschool, writing practice, typing practice, and spelling practice.  

As the title suggests… We asked ourselves the same question when we first were looking for an easy late day hike in Big Bend National Park.  Is Balanced Rock worth the trip?  For us, the answer was definitely yes.  We arrived just outside of the park and stayed at BJ’s RV Park in Terlingua Texas

RV Trip to Balanced Rock

RV Trip to Balanced Rock

RV Trip to Balanced Rock
As with any empty picturesque roadway, we obligatorily stopped on the side of the road to capture some photos of our rig among the wide open spaces. 
RV Trip to Balanced Rock
RV Trip to Balanced Rock

RV Trip to Balanced Rock20 photo panorama somewhere along Texas 385

RV Trip to Balanced Rock
RV Trip to Balanced Rock

After a quick lunch at BJ’s RV Park we set out.   The unpaved road to the trailhead was nauseatingly bumpy but the RAM handled it well.  Perhaps a few body panels were loosened up but that is quite ok. 

 

RV Trip to Balanced Rock
Leighton Says: On the way there we had to drive down a 7 mile bumpy dirt road.  

RV Trip to Balanced Rock

Leighton Says: The whole hike was 2 miles.   (roundtrip)

Leighton Says: From far away, it looked like a very rocky mountain.

Shayla Says: There were little rocks stacked on top the cracks looked like a drawing.

RV Trip to Balanced Rock

Leighton Says: When we got there, we saw many different kinds of rocks.

Mule Deer Big Bend National Park

Leighton Says: We passed a few deer hanging out on the side of the trail.  

RV Trip to Balanced Rock RV Trip to Balanced Rock

Leighton Says: Some rocks were cracked, some rocks were weathered and had lots of lines.  

Shayla Says: The rocks were  sooooo cool I didn’t want to take my eyes off them.

Shayla Says: The mountains looked like sticks beaucuse how tall they were.

Leighton Says: The rock in balanced rock, fell from a tall mountain as a boulder and landed right there and stayed.

Shayla Says: It was a little scary but so much fun!

 

Shayla Says: Leighton and Daddy were on one foot on a  high rock.

Shayla Says: It was a little scary but so much fun!

Leighton Says: At the end of the hike there was a pretty pink and blue sunset!

Shayla Says: The sunset was beautiful it was shoking pink and shoking orange

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