Lost on the Chisos Trail

A wrong turn can have some nasty consequences in the wilderness

The Window. These rock formations appear to be a window to the world below. Photos by James Jordan

Today we were at the Chisos Basin area of Big Bend National Park. I wanted to do some hiking and got a bit more than I had bargained for.

I got lost.

The hike was the Chisos Basin Loop Trail, which was a 2-mile trail that was not supposed to be very hard. I took a…



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James Jordan

James Jordan

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.