1.5 mile hike to Five Mile Camp on the Cross Timbers trail at Lake Texoma. Beginning backpackers will have an opportunity to try out their gear and test their fortitude on this overnight excursion. Experienced trekkers are welcome and encouraged to attend!
There is no entrance fee or campground fee. It's completely free to come along.
This is a short hike, but is moderately challenging with hills and gnarly roots on the trail. The campsite is very near the lake and is completely primitive. No water. No electricity. No toilets. Campfires are allowed. Bring your dogs (and kids) if they're friendly and somewhat behaved.
We're meeting at 10:00 am and starting the hike at 10:30. We will probably arrive at the campsite around 11:30 - 12:00. After pitching camp and having a bite, around 2:00 pm we will gather firewood as a group.
The rest of the day is fairly flexible, hike, nap, explore...just don't miss dinnertime (6-ish)! North Texas Outdoors folk eat well and almost always have extra. Plus we have great campfires at night, and red solo cup-type beverages.
This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in backpacking. All you need is a backpack, something to sleep in and on, and a tent (or a buddy with a tent).
If you have stuff you'd be willing to share (cooking stove, sleeping pad, booze, space in a tent, hand trowel, a ride to Texoma, etc) please post below in the thread titled I CAN SHARE. That will collectively lighten the load, and prevent the group from bringing 5 hand trowels, 17 cook stoves, and 20 cars.
In the thread below, we will start a thread titled ESSENTIALS PACKLIST. These are things that all individuals should bring for this trip and cannot generally be shared (socks, sleeping bags, water, sleeping pads). Newbies can reference the list to prepare for the trip.
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