Southwest Rim Trail
I hiked to my assigned campsite at sw4 (click on "map" link below to see location at bottom of map on page 1) in time to get a few late afternoon light photos. The log and cacti, top left, were right beside the trail. The cacti, top, survive amid the tall grass near the campsite. These trees, left,grow close to the Southwest Rim. Since the Chisos Mountains are 4,ooo ft. and higher, grasses and large trees can survive along with cacti and century plants. Hikers must carry all water they need so it is difficult to stay out there long or carry much photo equipment because of water weight. All photos are from 35mm slides.