#OnThisDay in 1944, Big Bend National Park was established.
Located in Far West Texas, where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone, Big Bend National Park is a must-visit destination. Wildlife is abundant, and hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert.
Plan your own Texas escape. 📷 : Magical sunset colors through the Window of the Chisos Mountains by Eric Ritchie (Share the Experience)
Back then I didn't even realize that the spectacular massive dome to my right side just across the river which attracted my attention was the iconic Half Dome. It was too close I could not recognize it 😀