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Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk
12/21/2014
Movie: Wild
12/21/2014
Holiday Lights Walk - Rice U & Boulevard Oaks
12/21/2014
Monday Post Walk Dinner
12/22/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/22/2014
Lights in the Heights (Sorta!)
12/23/2014
West Houston Tuesday AM - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
12/23/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
Fast Walk in Missouri City & Sugar Land
12/26/2014
Live Music & Dancing at the Local Pour, River Oaks
12/26/2014
Hike Big Creek Scenic Area and Cleanup 2666
12/27/2014
HIKING AND GEOCACHING CULLEN PARK
12/28/2014
Brunch at Phil and Derek's Restaurant
12/28/2014
Post Monday Walk Dinner- Le Fendee
12/29/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
12/29/2014
2015 BCO/ MS 150 *Training Rides Only* Registration
12/30/2014
2015 BCO Team - 30th MS-150 *Training Rides w/ Jersey*
12/30/2014
MS-150 *The Whole Shebang* CHANGES
12/30/2014
West Houston Tuesday AM - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
12/30/2014
NYE Party Dance
12/31/2014
New Year's Day Bike Ride - West Houston
01/01/2015
First Day Hike
01/01/2015
Hike and Geocache on Lone Star Trail in Sam Houston National Forest
01/03/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #1
01/03/2015
NWCC Zube Park Ride
01/03/2015
Dance Lessons - Beginner East Coast Swing- level 1
01/04/2015
Hike Brazos Bend State Park
01/04/2015
Walk & Gawk - River Oaks Style!
01/04/2015
West Houston Tuesday AM - Terry Hershey - Bike Ride
01/06/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
01/08/2015
A day at Cozumel, Mexico - Cruise Trip!
01/08/2015
BCO New Member Orientation Dinner
01/08/2015
Koto Japanese Restaurant - Dinner
01/09/2015
Ski Beaver Creek
01/10/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #2
01/10/2015
Fast Walk in Missouri City & Sugar Land
01/11/2015
BCO & REI Present: Biking 101
01/12/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Rice University Evening Walk
01/14/2015
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail -Leisure Ride
01/15/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
01/16/2015
Chevron Houston Marathon EXPO
01/16/2015
Post Trip Party for Thanksgiving in Santa Fe
01/17/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #3
01/17/2015
Marathon & Half - Volunteers wanted!
01/18/2015
Bayou City Outdoors - A Walk in the Woods (NEW)
01/18/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
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
01/23/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Ski Whistler, BC Canada with HCO
01/25/2015
Bike Ride - Fulshear 28 or 34
01/25/2015
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
01/25/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #4 BCO Supports this Ride!
01/25/2015
Character Man at Stages Theater
01/27/2015
Dinner at La Mexicana before Theater
01/27/2015
Free for BCO: Interactive Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
01/28/2015
Rice University Evening Walk
01/28/2015
DEPOSIT to Trip to Death Valley National Park March 14-21, 2015
01/29/2015
Book Club get together and Pot Luck Dinner
01/31/2015
3rd annual BCO Superbowl party!
02/01/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #5
02/01/2015
Amanda Shires at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
02/03/2015
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #6
02/08/2015
BCO & REI Present: Green Scene & Houston Food Faves
02/09/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
BCO Valentine's Farmers Market Bike Ride
02/14/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
MS150 - 2015: Training Ride #7
02/14/2015
BCO New Member Orientation Lunch
02/15/2015
Bayou City Outdoors Pub Stroll & Scavenger Hunt- Part II
02/19/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
02/20/2015
Art Crawl
02/21/2015
BCO Member & Guests Dinner
02/24/2015
Free: Inter-Active Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
02/25/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Red Molly at McGonigel's Mucky Duck
03/06/2015
Big Bend Adventure - Pre-Trip Meeting
03/07/2015
BCO & REI Present: Kayaking 101
03/09/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Event Leader Dinner
03/10/2015
Trip to Death Valley National Park
03/14/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
03/20/2015
43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
03/21/2015
BCO Graffiti Art & Food Truck Bike Ride
03/22/2015
Free: Inter-Active Pain & Injury Relief Workshop
03/25/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
03/27/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Iceland trip - DEPOSIT
03/31/2015
Terlingua Adventure
04/05/2015
BCO Kayak Polo & Kayak Rolling Practice
04/10/2015
BCO & REI Present: Triathlon and Adventure racing 101
04/13/2015
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
MS150 Pre-Ride Carb-Loading Dinner
04/16/2015
Shiner GASP Bike Ride
04/25/2015
HOLD THE DATE -Rock Out Weekend 2015!
04/30/2015
Colonial Virginia VBT Bike Tour
05/10/2015
Vancouver Vacation 2015 - Hold the date!
06/13/2015
Climb Kilimanjaro - RSVP for more INFO
07/06/2015
Exploring the San Juan Islands by Kayak
07/14/2015
West Texas Fitness, Multi Sport and Fun Week 2015
08/02/2015
Iceland trip
10/03/2015
American Outdoor Adventure Network
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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
Where: For Members Only Meeting Place: For Members Only
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Start Date-Time: For Members Only Reg. Deadline: For Members Only
* End Date-Time: For Members Only PrePay Required: Due at Event
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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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