Farm-to-Market Road 170 from Terlingua to Presidio is one of the most beautiful drives in Texas. And also one of the most remote.
The Cowhead Ranch offers rooms in these funky, handbuilt shacks for $10 per night.
Pete Peil and Shiner Bock at the Cowhead Ranch.
Peter Peil and a Cagiva Lucky Explorer that made the run.
Chris, the owner of the Cowhead Ranch, is the real deal.
These trinkets are for sale all over Big Bend National Park. Purchase is technically illegal, but doing so helps sustain the few remaining residents of Boquillas, Mexico, a tiny isolated village a few hundred yards away from Big Bend National Park.
This "Ghost Town" on FM 170 to Presidio was built as a set for an assortment of forgettable movies and television shows, including Gambler 5.
The Big Bend area has been under drought conditions since 2002. When we were there in February 2011, it hadn't rained since September 2010.
Hang out with Cajuns, and someone will eventually bring out beads. These arrived courtesy of Dan Dickey and the GSM Motorent crew. Darrick and Al wore theirs all the way back to L.A.
Darrick's new hat, "packed" and bound for L.A.