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Sand and Surf!

  • Jun 8, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Friday night we will meet at Monahan’s State Park to set up camp and relax. Night sand surfing is possible. Saturday morning, we will rent surf boards from the Rangers Station and hit the dunes! Once it gets too hot, usually around 11-12pm, we’ll grab a quick lunch and drive 1 hr to Balmorhea State Park to sun, swim, snorkel, or scuba.

After an afternoon of swimming, we’ll drive to historic Ft. Davis to have dinner and clean up. Lodging choices are the Hotel Limpia, the Indian Lodge, or camping at the Indian Lodge campground. Your choice. After dinner, those who want can drive up the mountain to the world famous McDonald Observatory for a Star Party. Then, drive down the mountain to relax, party, sleep, whatever! Sunday drive home. Fees are very low:

Fees:

Monahan's: $3 per day per person Entrance Fee (SandSurfing)

Camping Fee: $14 per 8 people per campsite. (Friday Night)

Balmorhea: $7 per person (Swimming, snorkeling, scuba, etc.)

McDonald Observatory: $12 per person for Star Party, $5-$6 for the Twilight Program

Saturday Night: You're on your own! Closest place is the Indian Lodge. Rooms at the Indian Lodge: $95-135/night. Indian Campground fees: Nominal. Hotel Limpia: Call for rates.

Monahan’s State Park:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/monahans_sandhills/

Balmorhea State Park:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/balmorhea/  

Ft. Davis:

http://www.fortdavis.com/

Hotel Limpia:

http://www.hotellimpia.com/

Indian Lodge and Campground:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/indian_lodge/

McDonald Observatory:

http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had an awesome time and looking forward to more adventures with the group.

    June 13, 2012

  • Adriana

    Great places, awesome views, and best of all: the people! Laughed too hard. Thanks Tom for organizing.

    June 11, 2012

  • Greg

    Great trip Tom, thanks!
    I finished up on Sunday with Mt biking and steak, both of which I recommend:
    http://sanangelobicycleassociation.com/mtnbikerides.html
    https://www.periniranch.com/

    June 11, 2012

  • Chris

    ... great people, great locations and way too much fun ...

    June 11, 2012

  • Rachel

    Had a great time! Thanks for organizing this!!

    June 11, 2012

  • Ben

    If anyone wants me to remove any pictures, email me directly and I will do it. Lots of fun guys... ready for next adventure.

    June 11, 2012

  • Ben

    Great weekend trip!!. As always, a great group of folks. Thanks Tom for setting up. I am in for a repeat of this one.

    June 11, 2012

  • Bob S.

    This was a lot of fun. Thanks Tom for setting this up.

    June 10, 2012

  • Bob S.

    Had a great time! I was a last minute participant and still was able to have a lot of fun. More to the trip than I originally thought it would be but that was even better. The people I met were great and nice. The view from the mountain was spectacular. Will do this one again when it comes around next time.

    June 10, 2012

  • Ben

    Shannon, you should have been here!!!!

    June 9, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Dude!!

    June 9, 2012

  • Ben

    I am at the bar.... And very thirdty

    June 9, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Glad everyone could make it! Great group of folks and lots of fun!

    June 9, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Dinner reservations at 6pm at Hotel Limpia. Open bar now to closing. :)

    June 9, 2012

  • Bob S.

    I'm here now and i can't sleep. Trying not to disturb anyone because I know how important sleep is. If i am out when ya'll wake up, wake me up too. I'm in the green Bravada. Hope to see everyone in the morning....Good Night.

    June 9, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Just meet at campsites 16-20. Well start sand surfing at 830. Leaving the park for Balmohea later that morning. Pay your entrance fees $3 at gate with envelope. All pay me $2 for campsites if you use. See u there!

    June 8, 2012

  • Greg

    I'm comin in late as well... any contact info? Meetup place/time in the morning? I may be car camping at Wal Mart =)

    June 8, 2012

  • Bob S.

    Leaving Hillsboro right now. 6+ hour drive so I will be late....See ya'll soon.

    June 8, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Come on! Campsites 18-21 open all night ;)

    June 8, 2012

  • Bob S.

    Is it too late to jump into this? It's 5:18 pm on friday?

    June 8, 2012

  • Ben

    We are at campsites 18-21. Only 2 car per campsites. Please complete tag upon arrival and note " reservation pre paid"

    June 8, 2012

  • Ben

    In El Paso, beautiful and toasty morning. See you guys this afternoon.

    June 8, 2012

  • Ben

    Ready for an awesome weekend!!! It will be lots of fun.

    June 7, 2012

  • Tom D.

    Monahan's Weather Forecast Fri Jun 8 H96° L68° Mostly Sunny
    Sat Jun 9 H103° L72° Mostly Sunny Sun Jun 10 H103° L72° Mostly Sunny
    Ft. Davis Weather Forecast Fri Jun 8 H89° L61° Mostly Sunny
    Sat Jun 9 H94° L65° Mostly Sunny Sun Jun 10 H94° L63° Mostly Sunny

    June 7, 2012

  • Tim G.

    This looks awesome! I am excited to meet everyone. This will be my first meetup with this group. I hope you guys are a fun bunch of people. A friend and I might extent the trip and go to Big Bend or New Mexico for a few days if anyone else would like to join in, let me know or feel free to throw some ideas out. That is for the people that don't have to be back Sunday :)

    June 5, 2012

  • Rachel

    Hi David, Great! Your spot is saved on the campsite at Ft. Davis!

    June 5, 2012

  • David

    Hi Rachel, I would like to share a campsite at Ft Davis.

    June 4, 2012

  • Rachel

    Does anyone want to share a campsite at Ft. Davis? There are only two people camping on my campsite. We have room for one more small tent. (Campsite will only be $5.00 per person if split between 3 people.)

    June 4, 2012

  • Greg

    Anyone know about Mt. Biking in the area?

    June 4, 2012

  • Zach

    Hey, is there anyone still looking to carpool? I live in Rockwall, so I can meet up wherever is convenient.

    May 28, 2012

  • Darren

    Rachel, if you're looking for a ride, I still have one spot left in my jeep liberty. Is there any way you could come down to Plano or Allen that Friday morning?

    May 22, 2012

  • Rachel

    Hi! Anyone interested in carpooling ? I live in Denton and would like to carpool with some people. Let me know if you are interested.

    May 22, 2012

  • Adriana

    Thank you Rachel, I guess we pay you up there for the site, right? I have a TX State Parks card, so no entrance fee for me :)

    May 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Brandi, if you're carpooling with Derek too then we can split the campsite because since he already got the site with Rachel and now it's full.

    May 17, 2012

  • Darren

    Hi Brandi, I would like to split the campsite. I have a small tent. I agree that it'd be nice if we could get one close to the one Rachel has reserved.

    May 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Derek! Yeah, I lived in Vegas for almost 4 years too. I still miss it there.

    May 16, 2012

  • Autumn

    Thanks Rachel!

    May 16, 2012

  • Rachel

    Hi Derek, do you still have a spot left in your carpool? I am interested in carpooling! -Rachel

    May 16, 2012

  • Rachel

    Hi Derek, Adriana and Autumn! Glad you wanted to share the campsite on saturday night! Your spots are saved and the campsite is now officially full! :-)

    May 16, 2012

  • Derek

    Hi Yie,
    Your spot is saved. You are from Vegas? I was there for 4.5 years and just moved here to Dallas. I miss the mountains around Vegas.
    I have space in the car for one of two more.

    May 15, 2012

  • Darren

    I have a spot left in my Jeep Liberty if anyone needs a ride. No, it's not fuel efficient, but it's a ride :). I live in the Frisco, Plano, Allen area.

    May 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Derek, I would like to carpool with you if you have any spot left. Thanks!

    May 15, 2012

  • Adriana

    Hi Rachel! I'd like to share the campsite too. I also have a small backpackers tent.

    May 15, 2012

  • Autumn

    Hi Rachel, I would like to share the campsite if there is still room. I have a small, one man tent.

    May 15, 2012

  • Derek

    Any one up for carpooling? I can fit three others (maybe two others with all our stuff) into my spacious and fuel efficient Civic. I live by Uptown and can meet/pick people up in that area. I want to leave early Friday afternoon.

    May 14, 2012

  • Derek

    Hi Rachel,
    I am up to share this site with you.

    May 14, 2012

  • Rachel

    I reserved a campsite at Fort Davis for Saturday Night. Is anyone interested in sharing the campsite? (Must have own tent and will split the $15.00 camping fee. Should be super cheap!) I am not sure how big the sites are so probably 3 smaller tents will be all that will fit on one campsite.

    May 14, 2012

  • Amanda

    Is there a waiting list for this event?

    May 3, 2012

  • Tom D.

    You can drive your own car, rent a car, or carpool with others you know from the group.

    April 6, 2012

  • Noushin

    hi any time we driving we have to be with our onwe car!!??
    or no in just asking didnt done befor! ;)

    April 5, 2012

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