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Thanksgiving in Sante Fe, New Mexico
11/26/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi's
11/26/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
11/26/2014
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
11/27/2014
Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner 2014
11/27/2014
Black Friday Paddle
11/28/2014
2015 BCO/ MS 150 *Training Rides Only* Registration
11/28/2014
2015 BCO Team - 30th MS-150 *Training Rides w/ Jersey*
11/28/2014
MS-150 *The Whole Shebang* CHANGES
11/28/2014
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11/29/2014
TexRenFest - RSVP closes 11/20 FREE for BCO!
11/30/2014
Trail Running in Memorial Park - Fall/Winter 2014
12/01/2014
Monday Walk Houston's Hermann Park
12/01/2014
Hike Memorial Park!
12/02/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
12/03/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
12/04/2014
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
12/04/2014
Panto Rapunzel at Stages Theater
12/04/2014
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Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour
12/05/2014
Post trip dinner for Shenandoah Park/Smoky Mountains Park trip
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NWCC Zube Park Ride
12/06/2014
Hike Houston Arboretum
12/06/2014
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Art Crawl
12/06/2014
5th annual Galveston Seawalk
12/06/2014
BPMS 150 - bike safety class
12/07/2014
Pre-bike safety class Ride and Lunch
12/07/2014
Holiday Christmas Cookie Exchange
12/07/2014
BCO, B-Cycles, and Sunday Streets HTX Ride!
12/07/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Sunday Streets HTX - East End / Fifth Ward
12/07/2014
Zoo Lights!
12/07/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/08/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
12/10/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
12/11/2014
Rio Vista Paddle-Friday
12/12/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
12/13/2014
Event Leader Holiday PARTY!
12/13/2014
BCO Holiday Farmers Market Tour by Bike
12/13/2014
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Bayou City Outdoors 3rd Annual Reindeer Romp
12/14/2014
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Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/15/2014
Best Thai Food in Houston
12/16/2014
Hike Memorial Park!
12/16/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
12/17/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
12/18/2014
Skate, Bike, Rattle and Roll
12/18/2014
BCO Holiday Cheer Party
12/19/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
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12/20/2014
CrossFit with Julie!
12/20/2014
Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk
12/21/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/22/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
Hike Big Creek Scenic Area and Cleanup 2666
12/27/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/29/2014
A day at Cozumel, Mexico - Cruise Trip!
01/08/2015
Koto Japanese Restaurant - Dinner
01/09/2015
Ski Beaver Creek
01/10/2015
Bayou City Outdoors & REI Present: Biking 101
01/12/2015
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BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
01/16/2015
Chevron Houston Marathon EXPO
01/16/2015
Bayou City Outdoors - A Walk in the Woods (NEW)
01/18/2015
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Dinner at Berryhill before the Theater
01/20/2015
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at Stages Theater
01/20/2015
BCO Members & Guests Dinner
01/21/2015
7th Annual BCO Travel Party - Hold the Date
01/23/2015
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Ski Whistler, BC Canada with HCO
01/25/2015
Character Man at Stages Theater
01/27/2015
Dinner at La Mexicana before Theater
01/27/2015
Book Club get together and Pot Luck Dinner
01/31/2015
BCO & REI Present: Green Scene & Houston Food Faves
02/09/2015
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BCO Valentine's Farmers Market Bike Ride
02/14/2015
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BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
02/20/2015
BCO & REI Present: Kayaking 101
03/09/2015
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BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
03/20/2015
Terlingua Adventure
04/05/2015
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04/10/2015
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    Event Status: On Schedule

 Let's Go Guadalupe!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Camping and hiking in Guadalupe Mountains National Park over the May 2012 Memorial Day long weekend. 

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, on the Texas-New Mexico border 700 miles west of Houston, is home to the El Capitan and Guadalupe Peaks and features miles and miles of desert wilderness trails.

 

I'm planning a trip there over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Friday May 25 to Monday 28, and have booked one of the group campsites for three nights and two full days of hiking. This is one of the events I'm planning as a preparatory trip for the CANROCK 2012 Banff adventure I'm organizing in August to give those of us going—and anyone else in BCO interested in a little desert wandering—a chance to limber up on mountainous terrain.

 

I was there last year in May and had a great trip. Although temperatures were already high, humidity was nonexistent and conditions breezy, making for the highly desirable dry kind of heat, and cool, refreshing nights. Average seasonal temps there in May range from 55 to 78F daytime, and easily 15 degrees cooler at night.

I plan to arrive late afternoon Friday before dusk to procure the sites, and leave Monday morning. The camp sites feature the luxuries of running water and real bathrooms, no showers, (but huge sinks!)

 

There are several hiking options, from meandering valley routes through typical Chihuahuan desert environs or along comparatively lush river beds, to the challenging toil of the Gaud peak trail itself. 

 

We'll depart from the group site for day or half-day hikes, and can split into groups to do different things depending on everyone's preferences. It is advisable to go in groups of 2 or 3 on the more difficult trails. Good hiking boots are recommended for the rocky terrain.

 

The group camp site accommodates 10 - 20 people, and the fee is $3 per person per night, (or $30/night because of the 10 person minimum for group sites = $90 divided by no. of people,) plus the park entry fee of only $5 per person. That will leave the considerable cost of gas, and a comparatively negligible amount for food. Carpooling, anyone?

 

If anyone is interested in making the trip, but not so much the camping aspect, Whites City, some 45 miles up the road by Carlsbad Caverns, has the closest Motels, or Van Horn, 55 miles back on I-10. Reservations should be made ASAP.

 

If interested, please note in the comment part of the sign up page whether or not you will be camping.

 

Remember… it'll be a dry heat.

 

 

 

 

Event: Let's Go Guadalupe Event Cost: Free
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Event Summary: Camping and hiking in Guadalupe Mountains National Park over the May 2012 Memorial Day long weekend.
Payment Details: For Members Only
Directions: For Members Only
Members: 3 Max Attendance: 20
Guests: 0 Spots Available: 17
Total Attendance: 3    
Overnight: Yes Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: Moderate / Difficult Dog Friendly: No

CHECKLIST - Gear Details and Rules
Tent
Sleeping Bag
Hiking Boots
Sunglasses
Sunglasses/Glasses Strap
Sunscreen
Water
1/2 to 1 quart per hour required
Other
Hiking gear, good boots, poles, camp stoves, water and food for 3 nights
 
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