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BCO Roof Top Party Meet & Greet
10/25/2014
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Wedding Celebration - Dinner @ 6pm
10/25/2014
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10/25/2014
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10/25/2014
Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic
10/25/2014
42nd Annual Moonlight Bicycle Ramble
10/25/2014
Hike Houston Arboretum
10/25/2014
Cemetery Bike Ride
10/26/2014
Marine Corps Marathon
10/26/2014
Weekend Celebration_Kayaking the New Neches Trail
10/26/2014
Houston Half Marathon & 10K
10/26/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
10/27/2014
Evening Fitness @ the Memorial Park 3 mile loop!
10/27/2014
Trail Running in Memorial Park - Spring/Summer
10/27/2014
Post-walk dinner @ Eatsie Boys
10/27/2014
The Bootcamp Series
10/28/2014
Hike Memorial Park!
10/28/2014
ZUMBA at Discovery Green!
10/29/2014
Pain Free Workshop
10/29/2014
Post-Walk Pizza & BYOB at Luigi''s
10/29/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
10/29/2014
2015 BCO/ MS 150 *Training Rides Only* Registration
10/29/2014
2015 BCO Team - 30th MS-150 *Training Rides w/ Jersey*
10/29/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
10/30/2014
Road Trip to Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains
10/30/2014
Trail Running in Memorial Park - Spring/Summer
10/31/2014
8th Annual BCO Haunted Hike & Pizza Party
10/31/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Discoween! Halloween with Disco Expressions!
10/31/2014
The Addams Family at MOT
11/01/2014
2014 Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's
11/01/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
11/01/2014
Hiking Brazos Bend State Park
11/02/2014
Wings Over Houston Airshow
11/02/2014
Hike Huntsville State Park 2014
11/02/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/03/2014
Pre-Trip Meeting for Thanksgiving in Sante Fe
11/04/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
11/05/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/06/2014
Kate''s Escape - Accomodations relating to Tour de Gruene
11/07/2014
BCO Weekend in the Woods - camping!
11/07/2014
Tour de Gruene
11/08/2014
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
11/08/2014
Moonshine Tasting
11/08/2014
Mountain Biking at Buescher - Weekend in the Woods
11/08/2014
The Dukes of Hazzard in the woods
11/08/2014
Brazos Bend State Park Bike Ride & Picnic
11/09/2014
BCO Member Dinner
11/10/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/10/2014
Get Down With The Guzzlers!
11/11/2014
Rice University Evening Walk
11/12/2014
Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/13/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Kayak Polo & Rolling Practice - in one!
11/14/2014
Information Meeting West Texas Aug 2015 Multi Sport and Fun Week
11/14/2014
BCO - A Walk in the Woods & Picnic
11/15/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Volunteer at Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
11/15/2014
The Great Amazing Race - Houston
11/15/2014
Just Ride for a Just Cause
11/15/2014
Hike Brazos Bend State Park 2014
11/16/2014
The Texas Bridge Series - La Porte By the Bay Half Marathon
11/16/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Graffiti Ride -- Round Two
11/16/2014
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Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/17/2014
Sister’s Christmas Catechism at Stages Theater
11/19/2014
Dinner at Salata before Theater
11/19/2014
Bayou City Outdoors Meet & Greet
11/20/2014
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Biking White Oak Bayou Trail - Road, Hybrid or Mountain Bike
11/20/2014
Homes For Our Troops 5k/10k Run
11/22/2014
NWCC Zube Park Ride
11/22/2014
Metropolis at MOT
11/22/2014
Downtown Hiking, History And Geocaching Adventure
11/23/2014
Handlebar Cyclery Bike Ride
11/23/2014
Monday Walk Houston''s Hermann Park
11/24/2014
Thanksgiving in Sante Fe, New Mexico
11/26/2014
Celtic Christmas at TexRenFest - FREE for BCO!
11/30/2014
Panto Rapunzel at Stages Theater
12/04/2014
Dinner at Salata before Theater
12/04/2014
Art Crawl
12/06/2014
BPMS 150 - bike safety class
12/07/2014
Pre-bike safety class Ride and Lunch
12/07/2014
McKinney Falls Camping
12/12/2014
BCO Holiday Farmers Market Tour by Bike
12/13/2014
OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Bayou City Outdoors 3rd Annual Reindeer Romp
12/14/2014
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BCO Holiday Cheer Party
12/19/2014
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Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk
12/21/2014
Christmas Hiking Tucson Area
12/25/2014
A day at Cozumel, Mexico - Cruise Trip!
01/08/2015
Ski Beaver Creek
01/10/2015
Chevron Houston Marathon EXPO
01/16/2015
7th Annual BCO Travel Party - Hold the Date
01/23/2015
Ski Whistler, BC Canada with HCO
01/25/2015
Terlingua Adventure
04/05/2015
HOLD THE DATE -Rock Out Weekend 2015!
04/30/2015
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05/31/2015
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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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