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The Solitario before Sunrise 106-1

Fresno Canyon, Big Bend Ranch State Park

An Ocotillo clings to the edge of a cliff in Fresno Canyon in Big Bend Ranch State Park. In the distance is the beautiful Solitario, an uplift encompassing 52 square miles. This morning would turn out to be one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve ever seen, but starting the long hike in the dark with rain falling did give me some doubt when the trek began. I love the remote and rugged beauty of this area.