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Event ID: 226057 Event Status: On Schedule
Event Description

One of the days we will hike to the top of the tallest Mountain in Texas and another day we will hike over 1000 feet below ground to visit Carlsbad Caverns.  So if you have you ever wanted to camp under the stars in the fresh mountian air?  Now here''s your chance.




April 29 · Leave San Antonio Saturday Morning at 8 am drive to Guadalupe Mt National Park· Eat lunch along the way (Ft Stockton) · Eat dinner in Guadalupe Mt national Park

April 30 · Hike the Mc Kittrick Trail in Guadalupe MT National Park · Eat lunch at the park · Stargazing tour at Guadalupe Mt National Park that evening under the stars ·

May 1st · Hike the Guadalupe Peak trail 6-10 hour round trip hike we will eat along the way ·

May 2nd· two options for people depending on work schedules

  • leave park approximately 9:00 am after breakfast head back to San Antonio · Eat lunch along the way
  • Stay and visit Carlsbad Caverns

May 3rd - leave park approximately 9:00 am after breakfast head back to San Antonio · Eat lunch along the way

These dates are confirmed

We will hike the Mc Kittrick Trail in Guadalupe Mountain Nation Park on that night we will do some star gazing after dark where it will feel like you can touch the heaven and stars.

Next day we will hike to the top of the Guadalupe Mountain 6-10 hour round trip.  the view from the "Top of Texas" (8,749 feet, or 2,667 meters) is outstanding. The trail is very steep, but is well established. Some areas are exposed to cliff edges. It is rated strenuous, with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The round trip distance is 8.4 miles.

After we hit the top of Texas we will be exploring the depths of Carlsbad caverns the very next day

The Deposit for this trip is $35.00 this will pay for your campsite, admission to the Guadalupe Mountain National Park, breakfast for the morning of the hike to the top of the mountain.  Refunds will be given until April 1st, 2017 An 8% cancellation fee applies.

Event Details
Event: * Heaven and Hell Tour of West Texas Weekend of Camping in the Mountains Members: $35.00
Where: Guadalupe Mountains National Park Non Members: $35.00
Address: 400 Pine Canyon Meeting Place: Park and Ride Off 1-10/Frontage Road
Location Website: Link Meeting Address: n/a
Meet Loc Website: n/a Meeting Time: 7:45 AM
Location Phone: 915-828-3251 Parking Cost: $0.00
Start Date-Time: 04/29/2017 - 8:00 AM Reg. Deadline: 04/28/2017
* End Date-Time: 05/03/2017 - 5:00 PM PrePay Required: Yes

Event Leader:
Jim Greaves
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Payment Details: Estimated Costs: National parks costs · Admission into parks $5.00 per person · · Camping Costs · 10.00 per night for a group campsite · 10.00 Carlsbad Caverns Gas costs · Carpooling gas estimates $50.00 per person Food Costs and Misc Costs · Pay as you go for food plus supplies for hikes. Figure $75.00 Estimated Total is $ 250.00 based on figure above

Location (More Detail)
Event Location: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Address: 400 Pine Canyon
Directions: Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located in far West Texas, about an 8 hour drive from San Antonio.

From San Antonio, take IH 10 West for about 430 miles to Van Horn, TX. In Van Horn, take TX 54 north for 55 miles to US-62/US-180 and turn right. Follow US-62/US-180 about 10 miles to the park headquarters in Pine Springs.

Phone: 915-828-3251

Meet At: Park and Ride Off 1-10/Frontage Road
Address: n/a
Directions: This Park and Ride location is underneath the intersection of Loop 1604 N. and IH 10 West. When approaching this interchange from any direction take the Frontage Rd. exit just before the connector ramps.
How to Find the Group: Look for Mango Colored Jeep

Members: 9 Max Attendance: 25
Guests: 0 Spots Available: 16
Total: 9 Guest Limit: No Limit

Overnight: Yes Kid Friendly: Yes
Skill Level: Moderate / Difficult Dog Friendly: No

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* estimated

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