South toward Big Bend NP

20 03 2017

After departing Ft. Davis we’ve made the short (24 mile) trip to Alpine, TX and are parked in sites #C9 & #C10 at the Lost Alaskan RV park.  We’ve passed through Alpine several times on our trips to SW Texas and have always admired the Lost Alaskan.  Set on a very wooded plot of land just north of town, the park offers about 100 sites, nearly each with a nice tall pine tree.  With a fairly good sized Porters Thriftway grocery store nearby, this is a good resupply stop before heading into Big Bend National Park.  We’ll spend two nights here and then make our way further south to Maverick Ranch RV Park in the resort town of Lajitas.

We first stayed at the golf resort at Lajitas back in 2007 when we visited the Virtuoso accredited property.  We again visited in 2013 when we stayed at the RV park.  Popular with Winter Texans and during Terlingua Chili Cookoff in November each year, the Resort is also a great stop before proceeding into Big Bend National Park.  There’s adequate T-Mobile service along with good WiFi coverage at the resort.  Sites are large, with a small, sometimes sparse grass patch and concrete patio.  There’s also a nice clubhouse and pool facility, something that we made use of each afternoon as the temps pushed toward 100.

With completely off-the-grid camping in Big Bend we opt to stay a 2nd night at Lajitas, looking forward to a cool front that promises daytime temperatures in the 70’s instead of the 90’s.  More from Big Bend…

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