The photo I'm tying to this post is one of my dad. He and I hiked South Rim on April 14, 2007. Truth be told, it was him who inspired me to learn more about wildlife and nature. Well, indirectly at least. His company had an annual group outing to Big Bend National Park for at least a couple of years. The very first trip up into The Basin, I saw a Mexican Black Bear crossing the road near the Lost Mine trailhead. That was back in maybe 1993. I'll have to double check the dates on that. Anyway, I was hooked from that first ride up into The Basin. I've been back with a number of people a number of times, but I felt it noteworthy to give thanks to my dad for giving me the chance to see these wild things that still exist out there in the world. Along this journey I intend to do the same for many more of you, as well. THAT is what I'm in for!
Rey : )