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Caverns of Sonora Trip (Day trip or overnight camping)

We're planning a group excursion to the amazingly beautiful Caverns of Sonora!! Some of us will be camping overnight and enjoying a drum circle under the incredible West Texas stars, while others may wish to make this a day trip (approx. 4 hours each way).

The Caverns are among the most beautiful in North America, and they have an excellent campground with bath house, electrical hookups, a gift shop and more. Here is a link with detailed information: http://www.cavernsofsonora.com/index.php

For this trip, you are welcome to bring along any interested friends & family members. When you RSVP, please let me know if you plan to camp out on Saturday night, so that I can give a headcount to the staff at the Caverns. Camping is $15/night for a 3-person tent; tour prices are based on the size of the group, but our estimated tour price is $15/person (I'll let you know if this changes). You will need to bring your own camping gear and food, as well.

We will meet at La Madeleine in Sunset Valley at 8:30 AM to enjoy breakfast together before the trip, and to arrange for carpool groups, as desired. I hope you'll be able to join us for what promises to be a fun and fabulous weekend!!

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  • Tammy

    I thought our guide Bill went out of his way to make our time extra special. I really appreciate it when people go out o their way to share their knowledge and experiences!

    3 · November 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Was he the same man who did the guide on Saturday at 2:15? I doubt it!

      November 12, 2012

    • April

      Bill was great and I do agree that he went out of his way :)

      1 · November 12, 2012

  • April

    I had a fabulous time hanging out with you lovely ladies and seeing the GORGEOUS caverns of Sonora... absolutely amazing. I can't wait for our next Shamanic Slumber Party!!!

    Oh and as you can probably tell, I made it home in one piece and with no issues what so ever. Sorry for having to leave before everyone. See y'all on Friday :)

    1 · November 11, 2012

    • Tammy

      Just glad to hear you made it home safe and sound

      2 · November 12, 2012

    • April

      Thank You Tammy!!!

      November 12, 2012

  • Pamela

    What an amazing time I had with the group!! The caverns were beautiful and Bill was great, he went out of his way for us!!! The camping was fun... drumming under the stars and that flute that joined in, it was all in all a great experience!

    November 12, 2012

  • Toni

    What a fabulous weekend!! We ended up with a small but wonderful group. The caverns are so incredibly beautiful, and it was magical holding our circle under the stars! The very sweet tour guide, Bill, was so generous sharing his arrowhead collection (including one that was 8,000 years old) and field guide with us - and he played his Native American flute beautifully while we drummed. Wonderful times!!

    November 12, 2012

  • Kari B.

    I'm looking for someone to ride with(I will help with gas $) The front axle on my car is making a funny noise and I dont think I should drive it out of town right now. I will have an Ice chest, blankets, an air matress, and my bag. I'm also looking for someone to share a tent with as I dont have one. I do have some camping supplies: small camping stove and lantern. I live in South Austin. Please let me know if this works for you. I'd really like to attend.
    PS. Estella I'll share a tent with you :)[masked]

    November 4, 2012

    • gisele

      Pamela is driving to my house Saturday morning from up north... If there's any chance you can come with her, I can give you a ride, too. There'd then be 4 of us + gear, but it's an suv so we fit. (Also, I have yet to find the poles to my tent so am hoping sleeping in that suv is an option! Beats setting up a tent anyway, said this non-camper camper.)

      November 9, 2012

    • Estella

      oh Pamela called and offered me a ride last night. THank you Pamela! Was on way to a play at time and not able to get to work space on BUrnet and Koenig to get stuff. And gotta drop off film at Slaughter /Brodie, too. Funny, it's close to where we are supp to meet and she get's there by 8am. I'm a little boggled at how close, but no cigar ALMOST!!!! Have fun ovely ones! xoxoxox[masked]

      November 10, 2012

  • Lyn

    Hey Goddess'
    I know I'm late but wondering if anyone had room for me and my camping stuff (my own tent)? I'd like to attend but not attached as I also could be cocooning which I'm majorly being pulled to do.
    Gas and coffee on me!
    Peace.

    November 7, 2012

    • April

      Hi Lyn,
      How big is your tent? I am taking my little 2 seater car and it has a small trunk. My thinking is that if we can fit some of your stuff in someone elses trunk, if they have room, then you can ride with me :)
      I have a very small tent but you are welcomed to share it with me if you like.

      November 8, 2012

    • Lyn

      Awesome April! I'll be at circle tomorrow and ask if there's room to stash 2 bags in someones trunk. My tents considered a two man size but packs up pretty small. Thanks so much, see you tomorrow! :)

      November 8, 2012

  • L. E. L.

    Can we have campfires? Also, does anyone play an instrument? Guitar? I can bring my flute or my camping bass to play along.

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am taking it that no one is going out for the day because no one has responded to my post. So is everyone camping? I can do that as well, I just don't want to do it alone. Any ideas or suggestions?

    November 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Peggy and Davina, I think I will also just go out for the day. Got room for one more in your car? I have gas money :) [masked]

      November 6, 2012

    • Peggy L

      there's room. Meet us at La Madeline:[masked]

      November 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone going that would want to ride out on our motorcycles?

    October 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I want to ride on a motorcycle!

      October 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Jennifer, is this offer still 'on' ?

      November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    turns out that's the only weekend my fella can take me to TRF
    :(

    November 5, 2012

  • Estella

    Ok. To ALL and especially Cassandra~
    I called the Caverns just now and the cost is $15/PER TENT and she told me there can be as many in a tent as you want! YES!
    Anyone wanna share a tent?
    I actually have two. I will chk to see I have all the poles.
    One is a potentially two person and the other could be two and maybe three people. Been awhile.
    But...for those with BIG tents!!!

    Here is my #[masked]

    And may I ride out there with someone?!
    And poss stay over on Fri eve, or poss if it's someone a little further north I could bus to your place early enough to get there on time. But I won't be able to bus/ walk that far by 8:30a

    : ) Thanks. Or poss some of us camp an extra night??
    Ideas!

    November 4, 2012

  • Estella

    oh, yes. I'm planning to camp~ I do have a tent, two I think actually.

    October 28, 2012

  • Tammy

    I plan to camp doubt I can get Gary to come but may try if he doesn't piss me off to badly between now and then - I will most likely leave directly from my home here is Bertram because going into Austin will add about an hour to my trip so it just doesn't seem logical - I don't mind carpooling if some one lives near my area or can get here to Bertram but not all the way to Senora.

    Hmm so I don't end up like I did when we went to Enchanted Rock not knowing where every one else was, any way I could have a contact number or a meeting place so I can end up with the group?

    October 21, 2012

    • Toni

      Tammy - I'll be emailing everyone who has signed up with some basic info, including my phone number. Make sure that your Meetup settings allow you to receive emails. Thanks!

      October 22, 2012

  • Sharon B.

    I would love to carpool. Anyone else?

    October 14, 2012

    • Peggy L

      I'd like to carpool also

      October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone going out for the day that I can carpool with??

    October 13, 2012

  • Alethea

    I forgot to mention, my group of 4 plan on making this a camping trip.

    October 11, 2012

  • Bridget

    Oh yes....I will be camping as well. :)

    August 13, 2012

  • Bridget

    looking forward to this!

    August 13, 2012

  • Izzy S.

    ok. I am going to camp. I think it will just be me.

    August 10, 2012

  • Linda M.

    Are well-behaved doggies allowed?

    August 9, 2012

    • Toni

      No, I don't think the park allows them. Check the link to Caverns of Sonora (and you can call them to be sure), but I think I remember that they require dogs to be put in a nearby kennel.

      August 9, 2012

  • Izzy S.

    So its ok to bring Jason and Dave if theire schedules allow?

    August 9, 2012

    • Toni

      Yes, just please let me know a headcount. :)

      August 9, 2012

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