Part three of three in the beginner's backpacking series.
2.5 mile hike to primitive site #3 & #4 at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. 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!
This is a short hike, but is moderately challenging with hills and rocky terrain on the trail. The campsite is completely primitive. No water. No electricity. No toilets. Campfires are NOT allowed. Bring your dogs (and kids) if they're friendly and somewhat behaved
We're meeting at 10:30 am and starting the hike at 11:00. We will probably :arrive at the campsite around 12:30 - 1:00. After pitching camp and having a bite, 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.
This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in backpacking. All you need is plenty of water, a backpack, something to sleep in and on, and a tent (or a buddy with a tent).
The two campsites are paid for already. With the two sites reserved, we have capacity for 16 people. You'll have to pay park entrance fees and $5 per day to park your vehicle. If you're on the waitlist, you may reserve your own walk-in primitive site. Let me know you've reserved your own site, and I'll bump you to the confirmed list.