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Early Risers - Conquer the Parks: Bastrop & Buescher camping and hike (23 mi)

Come join us as we conquer both Bastrop and Buescher State Parks in one day! This is a good hike to go on for mental endurance preparation. We plan to hike from sun up to sun down. If you’re in a time crunch, join us for just one of the parks.

Itinerary:

March 22 (Fri): Arrive at Buescher State Park. Jim and I will probably arrive around 8 pm; however, everyone else is free to arrive earlier.

March 23 (Sat) 7 am sharp: Drive to Bastrop SP. Hike all the trails (13+ miles). Drive back to Buescher and hike all the trails (9+ miles). We should be able to complete these hikes before dark, but bring a head lamp just in case.

March 24 (Sun): head home

Campers, please RSVP with the number in your party by March 20.  Tents only--I'm reserving the sites for us.  ONLY RSVP YES if you are fairly certain that you're going.  The cost of reservations is not fully refundable.  You may bring an RV, but you will need to reserve your own site.

Those who are hiking only,  no need to RSVP.  Just show up.

Information in the hike will be posted here:

http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Area-Trails-More/events/105165242/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone planning on showing up before 5 pm?

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wont be able to confirm for camping as i may need to work this weekend. I will know friday And may at least go to the hicking part. I will keep you posted

    March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      k

      March 22, 2013

  • Ella F.

    Hi Mary,
    I won't be able to make it up Friday night, but will camp Saturday. Regardless, I will pay for two nights. See you guys Saturday a.m.

    March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you there

      March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am bringing my husband, but the site doesn't let me add him. Are you planning to stay Friday and Saturday camping?

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Heidy - No problem. I've been having trouble with RSVPs, too. Yes, we will camp Friday and Saturday night. --Mary

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    +1 guest

    March 17, 2013

  • Jodi A.

    Sorry, going on another hike w/Hugo that day. Will definitely take a rain check; really want to do one of these.

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There will be others.

      March 17, 2013

  • CC M.

    may join for one of the hikes but won't know until closer to weekend.

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem.

      March 17, 2013

  • Ella F.

    Still plan on coming

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks

      March 17, 2013

  • Amelia A.

    Would love to go, small list of things needed...please.

    February 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Amelia,

      For camping, the bare minimum is a tent, a sleeping bag, and a flashlight. You may also want to bring a sleeping pad or air mattress and a lawn chair. You will need to bring food and water. If you haven’t done much camping, err on the side of bringing too many clothes.

      For hiking, Hugo has a good list:
      http://www.meetup.com...­

      Mary

      February 28, 2013

  • Tom P.

    Will be out of town that weekend

    January 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's too bad. Maybe next time. --Mary

      February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Kyle

    January 11, 2013

  • Kyle

    I have a fairly big tent, and other camping gear, just let me know if you need me to bring anything. can't wait

    January 8, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I'll probably only hike one of the parks. I love camping and birdwatching. March should be a good time to visit.

    January 5, 2013

    • Kosta

      End of March is a good time for wild flowers in this area.

      January 6, 2013

    • Jennifer

      I'll have to bring a wildflower book to id them then.

      January 6, 2013

  • Mark M.

    I'm looking forward to it, i've been looking for people to do long hikes with :)

    January 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm looking forward to this trip, too. We just moved to Texas this year, so we haven't had time to do as much outdoors as we normally do. I've been itching to do something more aggressive; but since elevation is hard to get without an extensive drive, we opted for some distance.

      January 6, 2013

  • Kosta

    I may come to the hike but not camp. Where and when do you plan to meet in Bastrop SP, please?

    3-4 miles of the Lost Pines Hiking Trail are closed due to the 2011 fire. Does this affect lenght and duration of the Bastrop hike?

    1 · January 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kosta - you are welcomed to hike but not camp. You won't need to RSVP, though. I just need RSVPs to reserve camp sites.

      January 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Regarding the trail being closed, I didn't see anything about that on the website; but I have a vague memory about hearing or reading that parts of the trail was closed, too. If it is closed, it will change the length; we'll just alter the route to get as much of the open trail as possible--I guess we'll do 19 miles instead of 23 :o). I'll call the Park, but I'll wait until it's a little closer to the date to get the latest info. I'll also post well in advance more details on where the hiking only folks can meet us and how we plan to handle part of the trial being closed. Thanks for the heads up.

      January 5, 2013

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