Project Spotlight: Big Bend National Park, Emory Peak

Project Spotlight: Big Bend National Park, Emory Peak

Big Bend National Park in beautiful southwest Texas is one of the latest customers of Trex Fencing. Trex was selected to create privacy screens around composting toilets situated near Emory Peak, at the base of the ascent to the highest point in Big Bend National Park. All of the fencing materials were hauled in via a mule pack string as there are no roads or other way to access this location. A second location along the trail will be installed in 2017.

According to Erik Walker, Trail Maintenance Supervisor for Big Bend National Park, “the Trex Fencing product was was a very efficient system to install. We are very happy with the final product that is now being utilized by thousands of visitors who hike the trails in the park each and every year … our visitors are sure to enjoy it for many years to come.”

Trex Seclusions interlocking pickets are a perfect solution for privacy screens. Combined with durable, rot-free Trex Fencing posts, the privacy screens will endure the climate and use for which they are intended. Woodland Brown, the selected color, provides a natural, low-profile appearance that blends into the environment around the service areas.

The composting toilets at the Big Bend National Park are environmentally-friendly service areas that consume no electricity and provide vital services for hikers. Trex is proud to supply building materials to ensure responsible care of natural resources in our national parks.

For more information about the trail, visit Big Bend National Park . To learn more about how Trex Fencing privacy screens were selected for the composting toilets, contact Erik Walker at erik_walker@nps.gov or 432-477-2316.

Project Spotlight: Big Bend National Park, Emory Peak