High Country Or Desert? That’s The Question: It’s no secret I love Big Bend more than any other spot on earth but trying to chose a favorite part of it is like choosing a favorite child. I spend more time in the desert (top) but that has a lot to do with people. There are fewer of them there and the quiet and solitude of the backcountry is a big draw for me. But a walk along the Boot Spring Trail (bottom) with The Boot silhouetted against the mountains is part of what also brings me back into the Chisos. So, like I tell my children, it’s a different love but one’s no greater than the other. Unless one of them’s bugging me at the time!