Adventure Location: Diablo East, Del Rio, Texas
It looked like a really nice day for some walking with bright sun and cool breezes drifting through the area. A vote was taken and walking the cliffs out off the Diablo East Picnic Area was the loser. It has to put up with the OFM Teams today. It is a short drive from out campsite to the general area for our choice of parking.
The road into the area has a place where you are supposed to go right or left. The wise folks of the National Park decided that the drivers needed some help in deciding to stay on the road instead of going cross country. So they installed this enforcement device to force the drivers to stay on the road.
At this rock the Teams went left and shortly found a good spot for Sierra to rest and wait for the rest of the Teams to finish walking. The OFM prepared himself with a water bottle, a very stylish hat and his handsome belly leading the way.
The trail chosen leads near and along the area cliffs. The trail is about as tough as the OFM Knees can stand any more.
The good part of this area is that when the trail gets too tough a short walk through the desert brush will bring you back to the road and fairly easy walking. After the OFM got a bunch of pictures he took his knees back to the road and walked the rest of the loop past a lot of nice picnic spots. They have shade shelters and picnic tables with grills. Vault toilet rest rooms are fairly close by. You can choose lots of different routes for walking in this section of the National Park. There is a walking route for most folks in this area. I think that a loop of all the road would be less than three miles.
Along the way, depending on the time of the year can be lots of desert flowers.