Rebecca L. Bennett

Desert Free Climb

A free climber begins her winter ascent of Big Bend National Park's Burro Mesa Pour-Off, a desert waterfall that is only active after substantial rains. She made it into the cave, but the slick, volcanic rhyolite at the higher levels of the pour-off made it impossible to continue. Photo taken January 14, 2013 with a Nikon D7000 and 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G Nikkor lens. Entered in the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Contest. Click photo to enlarge.

A free climber begins her winter ascent of Big Bend National Park’s Burro Mesa Pour-Off, a desert waterfall that is only active after substantial rains. She made it into the cave, but the slick, volcanic rhyolite at the higher levels of the pour-off made it impossible to continue. Photo taken January 14, 2013 with a Nikon D7000 and 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G Nikkor lens. Entered in the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Contest. Click photo to enlarge.

Responses (2) to “Desert Free Climb”

  1. Amy Campbell Callaway says:

    Becca I love your pics! Saw your lovely sister yesterday, and she told me you were doing well so I had to see for myself!:)
    If you ever wish to visit the Angelina or Big Thicket area, or to tour the Neches/ Angelina River valleys, you have a free stay with us anytime! Loves.

    • rlbennett says:

      Thanks, Amy – and thanks for checking on me and extending the invitation for me to come stay with you. I may just take you up on that someday! :)

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