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Profiles of ten base camp towns and a five-day itinerary

Special sections for natural wonders and park adventure

Stories from cultural luminaries and writers

A field guide to the Big Bend: expert itineraries and trail recs, artists and ranchers, base camp town and park traditions.

Inside Wildsam Big Bend you'll find park stories from prize-winning authors, past and present; a detailed road trip plan to base camp towns; interviews with river guides, native plant experts, chefs and silversmiths, thought-provoking miscellany from the archives, selective recommendations about authentic Big Bend experiences and a deep-drive into how to best explore the national park.


"Big Bend National Park was once envisioned as one side of an international park, and it’s easy to see why. The Rio Grande, with its limestone canyons and heavily diverted flow, doesn’t know it’s a border. The austere beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert continues in all directions, the river not a dividing line but a source of life."







145 pages, printed in the U.S.A.
Back-pocket size, 4 x 6.5 inches
Featuring more than two dozen local experts 

Founder & Editor in Chief Taylor Bruce
Editor Rebecca Worby
Illustrations Claudia G. Aparicio Gamundi
Contributing Writers Sam Karas, Dan Oko, Sarah Vasquez
Featuring Robert and Valerie Arber, Jon Means, Jim Martinez, Alex Gates, Paul Wiggins