Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Franklin Mountains State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park
Texas

March 2012



We spent a day pushiking in the Franklin Mountains. The sandy, desert terrain was a perfect location to train for our Bataan Memorial Death March attempt 5 days later. We also used the time to be interviewed, photographed and videoed by the El Paso Times. The article and pictures were a front page feature on Friday, March  23, 2012.

Kellisa didn't mind that the nature trail was too narrow because it meant for a bumpier ride over the large rocks lining the edge of the trail:


The view into New Mexico beyond the Franklin Mountains:


Aztec Caves (in the shadows, center-left):


Hiking to Sneed's Cory:



Looking over the desert into New Mexico:


While scouting the trails, we made a new friend- Had Robinson of El Paso Paragliding. With his vast knowledge of the area, he was able to recommend some trails for us to try. According to Had, the Franklin Mountains are a  premiere location for paragliding. I couldn't help but to inquire about the possibility of Kellisa paragliding. Since Kellisa has a passion for wild adventures and thrill rides, I know she would absolutely love paragliding. The sport is almost ready for a disabled child to ride tandem up to 10,000ft. above the desert and mountains. This gives me some time to figure out how to ask Lisa if I can take Kellisa paragliding. 

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