My easiest and most relaxing time in Big Bend National Park was visiting The Chisos Mountains the heart park. They extend twenty miles from Punta de la Sierra in the southwest to Panther Junction in the northeast. It is the only mountain range totally contained within a single national park. Among the highest peaks in the range are Emory Peak (7,835 feet above sea level), Lost Mine Peak (7,535 feet), Toll Mountain (7,415 feet), and Casa Grande Peak (7,325 feet).
I strolled along the Window View Trail enjoying the cooler air and the shade trees. And had lunch at the Chisos Mountains Lodge which operates the only hotel in the park and a dining room with the grandest view of any in Texas. It was a nice respite after my climb to Balanced Rock. (see previous post)