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Charlene DAvanzo Nov 19, 2014 at 01:04 PM

I'm doing the Feb. 8-13 trip and would love to share the cost of someone renting a car and driving to Big Bend. Charlene

Barbara Stutzman Nov 15, 2014 at 01:43 PM

Planning to go November 2015. Those that have gone how cold does it get there? It seems that temps have been on the thirties recently. And is there a chance of running into snow?
John Moyer Nov 16, 2014 at 06:36 AM

Layers Barbara. I went in January 13, lowest temp was 38, highs in the low 70's. No snow, no ice on rocks!

Rhoda Ritzenberg Nov 12, 2014 at 03:16 PM

Still looking for someone to ride with me (or for me to ride with) leaving Midland early this Sunday (November 16) and return Friday (November 21)in time to make a 4:30 flight.

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Susan Rossman Nov 12, 2014 at 03:18 PM

I'm going on the January 11 trip. Good luck finding a ride

Lauri Patterson Oct 15, 2014 at 04:26 PM

I signed up for the 11/2 program, last minute, and have a roommate assigned to me. if you are that person, write back as it would be great to know who I'm paired with prior to 11/2/14. I think I got the last spot...can't wait.

Jesmin Mitra Oct 14, 2014 at 05:10 PM

Is anyone interested in sharing a ride from Midland on Dec 7th, returning Dec 12th?
Ellen Isaacs Oct 22, 2014 at 04:29 PM

Ellen Isaacs Oct 22, 2014 at 04:30 PM

I have a car rented and am driving from Midland, staying overnight there on 12/6/14. Let me know.
Jesmin Mitra Oct 22, 2014 at 05:08 PM

I am flying in on United, arriving at 1pm on the 7th. Would be happy to split the rental with you.
Ellen Isaacs Oct 27, 2014 at 09:36 PM

Since I am flying in on 12/6, I was hoping to leave in the morning and make it a leisurely drive to the park. I look forward to seeing you there. Ellen
Jesmin Mitra Oct 31, 2014 at 02:42 PM

No problem, Ellen. I'll see you there.

Rhoda Ritzenberg Oct 13, 2014 at 04:04 PM

Is anyone interested in sharing a ride from Midland on 11/16? Returning to Midland on 11/21? Rhoda

Holly Chepow Oct 10, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Is anyone interested in sharing a ride from San Antonio to Big Bend for the 11/16 program? And back on the 21st? Holly

Joyce Stewart Sep 13, 2014 at 09:27 PM

I am enrolled in the 11/9 program and am flying into Midland on 11/8 , and driving to Big Bend on 11/9. I would be happy to give some one o 2 people a ride. Contact me at 650-245-8756.

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