This book will help turn every trip to Big Bend National Park into a memorable adventure. Veteran naturalist Gary Clark and photographer Kathy Adams Clark help you choose the best hike or drive in Big Bend National Park, based on the season in which you visit; the number of days you have in the park; and your activity, age, and fitness levels. The Clarks provide valuable practical information, along with a descriptive list of items essential for being outdoors in desert and mountain environments and an overview of park rules. They describe more than thirty activities available in the park: two-hour or half- and full-day adventures; adventures for the physically fit or physically challenged; and adventures with children, for nature lovers, or in vehicles. The Clarks also point out scenic highlights and animals and plants that might be seen along the way.
GARY CLARK, an active Texas birder, is dean of business, social, and behavioral sciences at Lone Star College in Houston. The author of Texas Wildlife Portfolio and Texas Gulf Coast Impressions, he writes a weekly nature column in the Houston Chronicle. His articles on birds, nature, and travel have appeared in many magazines, including AAA Journeys, Birder's World, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, and Texas Highways. Nature photographer KATHY ADAMS CLARK, owner of the photo agency KAC Productions, has served as president of the North American Nature Photography Association. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, Texas Highways, as well as in numerous books, magazines, and calendars. Her photos illustrate Gary's weekly newspaper column in the Houston Chronicle. They reside in The Woodlands, Texas.