Mar 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm #1270310
I am looking at a trip in April and would be interested in joining up with someone to make it more fun.
Big Bend National Park, Guadalalupe Mountains, Gila Wilderness or any other good area within about a days drive of Kerrville, Texas.
The dates would be 2 to 4 nights sometime between April 15-23 (I'm can be a bit flexible).
If you want to come along or have a particular hike you'd like to suggest let me know.Mar 10, 2011 at 10:28 am #1706988
bumpMar 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm #1707044
I live in northern new mexico and I have off the 20-23 of April. I haven't been to the Gila in a number of years and I have never been to the Guads. I have Gila maps. Let me know what your plans are, I would love to meet up somewhere in southern NM, probably don't have time to drive to Big BendMar 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm #1707080
Joe ClementBPL Member
Eugenius is the resident Gila expert, you might pm him. And there is a nice 3 day loop in Big Bend Ranch State Park that is supposed to be really nice, and it has water. As far as the Guadelupes, it's just a matter of trying to miss the wind.Mar 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm #1707171
Sounds promising you can PM me if you like. I'd be fine doing either the Gila or the Guads since thats probably a more logical meeting point than Big Bend. I would have to be driving back on the 23 (its a long way). Let me know how much driving time you would need. Would you need to drive most of the 20 for example?
thanks for the tips, I'll have to look at that Big Bend State Park loop if Travis and I don't go to NM or if I have another weekend. Want to come too or just offering friendly advice?Mar 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm #1707195
Joe ClementBPL Member
I might, but I'll have to see what is happening at work around then. Although I do have a brother-in-law in Silver City, so I try to avoid that part of New Mexico.Mar 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm #1709403
Okay I looked at the calender and talked with my boss. I really need to be back and ready to work on the 24 so I would need most of the 23rd as a driving day, especially if we did the Gila (the Guads are closer so I could hike a few miles on the 23rd and drive home in the afternoon evening.
If we want to do the Gila how would it work to meet on the 20th and hike the 20th, 21rd and 22nd. We could make the 22nd a long day and get back late. I'd probably spend the night at the trailhead and head home first thing on the 23rd. Does that sound doable?
Still interested? The more the merrier.
I'm thinking this would be a good time for me to try for the Gila even though its a long drive but if someone has a strong desire to do some other place I wouldn't object.
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