Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DEVILS RIVER ~




it's BEAUTIFUL here.

when{barely}planning our West Texas Adventure, this spot was a great halfway mark on our trek to Big Bend. i'm not a great road tripper…all i do is sleep sleep sleeeeeep…so this was a perfect idea!! we tried to get my sis and her hub to come for the night, but because of all the rain {and in general} you need a 4wheel drive to get out there!  so here is your warning, people. 

*when you turn off the main road to a sign that says "devils river" >>you have not arrived! there is a 30 mile beat up gravel road that goes on forever. and once you get down to the trail that takes you to the water ~ it's a nice lil mile walk. worth it, hell yes. could they use moresigns? hell yes. should you go? hell yes*

i could have used that pep talk on this trip, so hopefully it'll help someone :) 

this area only has 7 campsites, and you have to call ahead to reserve…and then it's a 1st come 1st serve sorta deal. we stayed at #3 and it was badass. this spot was closer to the water and still pretty secluded. 
there was no one else around, not even rangers, so that was rad. and that means we had the water to ourselves as well!!! that was the absolute best part.

we hung out @ the water 2 different times, and it was insanely freezing/awesome both x's!! i would recommend water shoes bc there are really slippery rocks and a bit of that seaweed yuck. stefan piggy backed me thru the gunk and into an open + deeper area…and we swam around all giddy like. the water is so clear and crisp…it was top 10% out there!!!

this was the start of a semi rocky/laughable trip…BUT it was damn sure one of the prettiest forms of nature i've seen in awhile. places like this make me feel alive!!!!! i think places + people that make you 
feel that way are defiantly needed for the soul.

 we unfortunately lost one of those amazing people yesterday~ you will be forever missed and remembered KO.  shine on!!



i'll be back soon with more West Texas memories~ tootles!

Taylor Sue

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