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Big Bend trip leaving Oct 21
October 21, 2020 @ 1:30 am - October 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Doug (X-man) will be taking a 2nd group leaving Wednesday October 21. Meet at Buc-ee’s on I-10 in Katy exit 739 Cane Island at 0630 KSU 0700. And will arrive in Del Rio at the Quality inn between 3 & 4PM. We will take a direct route to San Antonio then to Hwy 16 to Bandera then to Tarpley and Utopia having lunch at the Bent Rim in Leakey around 1200. After lunch we will head up to Rocksprings and to one of the Stepsisters 664 to Brackettville ending the day at the Quality Inn Del Rio. Thursday Oct. 22 KSU 0700 Leaving Del Rio with stops at the Pecos River High Bridge and Judge Roy Bean visitor center then on to Sanderson for gas and to Marathon for a short break while I take a picture for the Texas Challenge. Leaving Marathon, we will take 385 into the park with a quick stop for pictures at the entrance continuing to the basin Lodge for lunch arriving in Terlingua between 2:30 and 3:00. Keep in mind times are best guess depending on stops and how long we take. I have booked a room at the Eldorado Hotel in Terlingua Checking in Thursdsay10/22 checking out Sunday 10/25 and at the Quality Inn in Der Rio for Wednesday night. I will not be returning with the group on Sunday instead I will be taking a couple of days coming back through central Texas and visiting some landmarks along the way, Paisano Pete in Ft. Stockton, Stonehenge in Odessa, army air base mural in San Angelo where I will be spending Sunday night at the Quality inn. Monday we will head to the geo center of Texas, A side trip to London, the Baby Head Cemetery, and the Motorheads museum in Burnett then home. Arriving back in Katy around 5 PM. Want to come along? Two days back with me and some cool sights or one day back with Chris Let me know. 832-683-2220 or dwhite77450@…
The rough plan is Friday to ride river road (170) and make the loop around through Ft Davis, those are the best roads and will be about 300 miles. Then Saturday, ride through the park, which there’s only a couple roads and that will be a short day. If we want, there are a couple short rides around there we can hit that day. Like 385 to Marathon and a couple others. One of the days we can hit “downtown” Terlingua to see the ghost town, cemetery, and all the tourist things!
All rides will start in Terlingua. As far as lodging, there is a few hotels and quite a few Airbnb’s there. Alpine 80 miles or Marathon 60 miles are other options. There is a nice place on Airbnb that has 7 cabins that can accommodate couples that would be a good spot, just fyi.