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Final Big Bend Boondoggle Details

Date posted: 3/19/2017



Final Details for HCBMWR’s ANNUAL BIG BEND BOONDOGGLE - 2017 VERSION

1) DATES:                    

Thursday, March 23rd to Sunday, March 26th

2) CLUB HQ AND LODGING:  

Stone Village Tourist Camp

http://stonevillagetouristcamp.com/

Telephone 432-426-3941

3) OVERFLOW LODGING:      

Hotel Limpia

http://www.hotellimpia.com/


Harvard Hotel

http://sproulranch.com/


Some folks will be in Alpine.

4) SATURDAY CLUB DINNER:  

TBA

5) CAN'T MISS RIDES IN THE BIG BEND REGION:

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop - TX 118 and 166

To, From, In, and Around Big Bend National Park

   FM 2627 to the river at La Linda MEX

   US 385 to Panther Junction

   Basin Junction Road to The Basin

   Ross Maxwell Scenic Highway to Santa Elena Canyon

TX 118 from Study Butte to Alpine

FM 170 – “River Road” from Study Butte to Presidio

And, for the GS-ers, Old Ore Road, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Pinto Canyon Road (all unpaved)

6) McDONALD OBSERVATORY  -

The moon will almost be a new moon. Nearly perfect conditions if the weather is clear!!!

Friday, March 24th, Moon will be 16% Visible

Saturday, March 25th, Moon will be 9% Visible

Twilight program 7:15PM (both nights)

36” telescope special viewing 8:30PM (both nights)

Star Party 8:45PM (both nights)

Make your own reservations if interested

I do know there are folks attending both evenings. And do expect it to be very COLD!!!


7) TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES:   

Meet about 9:00AM in Kerrville for breakfast for the traditional group ride through the Hill Country to Fort Davis, via Del Rio-Sanderson-Marathon-Alpine (I believe some folks are going on this route).


Travel in your own group via route of your choice - there are several very enjoyable roads south of I-10 (if you want company, make your plans known to the group).     


8) Forum:                    

A thread in the forum has been started for this trip. Go to the forum to get in on the discussion and up to date information. Ask for help if you have not been on the forum.


9) Weather:   

Ft. Davis weather is in the 70’s and 80’s during the day and in the high 30’s to 40’s overnight. Bring your cold and warm weather gear. And bring water with you at all times!   


10) Hiking:   

Contact Rich Stott or Jim Emmons if you are interested. We are planning on at least one very serious hike (probably Friday) and one easier hike (probably Saturday). The serious hike will be up to 12 miles or maybe a little less depending on how we are doing. The easier hike is in the 3 to 4 mile range.


11) Ride your own ride and be safe:

Please remember you are responsible for yourself. If with a group, stay in your comfort zone. And bring water! 




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