Big Bend Billy LbNA # 13745
|Placed Date||Mar 7 2005|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 100 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: gray
The Big Bend Region is named for a big curve of the Rio Grande River in southwest Texas, and is a vast, remote and wildly beautiful natural area. It contains Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park and River Road (Texas FM 170), one of the most scenic drives in Texas. It starts near Lajitas, home of Clay Henry III, the beer-drinking Billy Goat, and continues to Presidio and beyond. Approaching Presidio you will encounter the "Big Hill", which has one of the steepest grades on a highway in Texas. At the top, the view looks east to the Chisos Mountains 75 miles, and west into Colorado Canyon and mountain ranges deep into Mexico. It is also where you will find this microbox.
From Lajitas, drive northwest on Ranch Road 170 for about 13 miles, just past a picnic area, to the top of Big Hill and park in the pullout on the right.
Cross the road and go to the white, concrete block containing a trash can. Turn left (east) and walk past the stone barrier on your left for about 75 steps to an overlook of the Rio Grande. Turn right (south) and walk up through white rock for 30 steps along the cliff to a rock with DOM on it to the right. Continue another 8 steps, turn right (west) and walk uphill 3 steps to a brown rock on top of another brown rock. The camo microbox is in the crevice between the rocks about waist-high just to the right of a cactus, covered with stones. Please re-cover well.