West Texas - Spring 2020

posted Jun 13, 2019, 9:24 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 10:14 AM ]

Quick Facts

Date:  March 16th -March 22nd

Locations:

  • Caves of Sonora
  • Davis Mountains
  • Big Bend National Park


Attendees

 Count    Person   YPT ABC
 1 Jill D 6/3/2020 need
 2 Steve D 5/5/2020 good
 3 Grant D N/A need
 4 Katy B N/A need
 5 Sabrina M 10/26/2020 need
 6 Lynna B need good
 7 James H 07/07/2021 need
 8 Sam D N/A need
 9 Grant K N/A need
 10 Ian D N/A need

Itinerary

3/16/2020 Monday -> Sonora, Texas
  • Leave Austin 7 am -> Arrive Sonora, Texas (3.5 hour drive)
  • Tour Caverns of Sonora 
    • Crystal Palace Tour
      • $18
      • Reservations Required
      • 1:45 long
    • Discovery Challenge Tour
  • Camping - Caverns of Sonora ($$??)
3/17/2020 -> Davis Mountains State Park
  • Depart Sonora -> Arrive Langtry, Texas (2 hour drive)
    • Judge Roy Bean Museum - Open 8am - 5pm
  • Depart Langtry -> Arrive Davis Mountains State Park (3 hour drive)
    • Set up camping
    • Short hike at park
    • McDonald Observatory Star Party 
      • $10 students/$15 adults
      • ~8pm
      • Expect long lines at telescopes, crowding, be patient
3/18/2020 - Davis Mountains State Park
3/19/2020 - Davis Mountains State Park
3/20/2020  ->Big Bend National Park (3-hour drive from Davis Mountains State Park)
3/21/2020:  Big Bend National Park
3/22/2020: -> Austin

Potential Locations

Big Bend National Park
McDonald's Observatory
Davis Mountains State Park
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

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