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Persimmon Gap Draw Professional Review and Guide
"Big Bend National Park contains a variety of hidden treasures, those seldom-visited hideaways that contain unexpected sights. The hike up Persimmon Gap Draw is one of the least traveled at Big Bend, yet the rewards of walking it are worth the time and effort. It leads to fascinating geologic features, including the oldest exposed rocks in the park. Along the route you will encounter desert shrubs and many species of lizards. The hike ends with a pleasant view north of the park.This route can be traveled any season of the year, but if you are hiking between April and October, plan this walk early in the day to avoid the heat. The route is easy overall, but does have one steep grade where it climbs around a pour-off and a short scramble up a 6-foot pile of boulders at a second pour-off."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Big Bend National Park (Falcon Guides).
A nice introduction to the park. Because of its location, you might want to do this one as soon as you enter the park coming from Marathon. Once into the heart of the park (Panther Junction), this one is a long way from everywhere.
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