At the portion of Texas that is, well, a big bend, the state is surrounded on three sides by Mexico (to the east, west and south). The southeastern view is illustrated in the above photograph. A hike out of Pine Canyon turns east for this view of the Sierra del Carmen (AKA the Sierra Maderas del Carmen). By most accounts the Sierra del Carmen begins at Big Bend, but my map depicts the geology beginning in Big Bend by 12 miles or more. The geology of Sierra del Carmen then runs southeast into Mexico, reaching an elevation of 8,920 feet. The above image includes the initial 12 miles vaguely highlighted by the waning sun. The Sierra del Carmen is the reddish glow of rock at the horizon.
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