West Texas Trail Walkers

HIKE WITH AN ALTITUDE

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK
October 7-9, 2016
FRIDAY, 10/7
Lost Mine Trail 
5/10km
 

The trail climbs to the motel parking area where you will be shuttled to the trailhead. The first part of the trail features more gentle slopes. The “Lookout” is a great place to rest as the trail gets steeper from there.
The trail ends at a rock that juts abruptly upward to a point. Rest and enjoy the magnificent views of Casa Grande Peak and Upper Pine Canyon.

 

Rated: 3C (moderate)  
Climbs 5,600' to 6,850'.

Saturday, 10/8
South Rim
5/10/17/24km

 

This challenging trail is well worth
the stunning vistas and you will pass through some of the lushest environment in the Chisos.

 

Great views of mountains and desert. Keep lookout for the “Boot” formation.

 

10km (out-and-back),
17km loop via Colima Trail shortcut
or 24km loop to South Rim.

 

Rated: 5D (Strenuous)  
2,000'+ elevation gain.

Sunday, 10/9
Chimneys at Sunrise
5/10km

 

A moderate hike to a series of prominent volcanic dike formations. Indian petroglyphs and remains of shelters used by herders are
evident as you explore unique
rock formations.

 

Start early and watch the sun rise
over the desert floor. Walk includes cooler Lower Burro Mesa Pouroff.

 

Rated: 2B (moderate) 
Very little elevation gain but little to no shade. 

Host Hotel: Big Bend Resort & Adventures


Hwy 118 @ Hwy 170, Terlinqua, TX  79852

Central Reservations:  877-386-4383.

Hotel Lobby:  432-371-2218

 

Tell them you are with the West Texas Trail Walkers to get the group rate of $77 per night for a king or two queens, or a single queen across the highway at Mission Lodge for $59. (plus tax). At this time discount is not available online. They are allowing late checkout on Sunday until 2:00PM and serving early breakfast at 6:00 AM Thursday — Saturday. 

Annual Meeting/Banquet
Saturday 10/8 @ 7:00 PM
Party Barn @ Big Bend Resort & Adventures

 

Hwy 118 @ 170, Terlinqua. 
(Look for the Windmill).
Allow one hour driving time from the Basin.

 

Menu: Salad, chicken/Beef Fajitas, Grillled Veggies, Rice, Beans, Cobbler & Tea.

BYOB.

REGISTRATION

 

In order to obtain a special-use permit from the national park service we have to obey national park regulations and not exchange money in the park. That means you must register by mail. Registrations must be postmarked by September 16, 2016.

 

For information on alternate lodging and things to do in the area, visit: visitbigbend.com