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Kay Wagner Nov 15, 2015 at 04:45 PM

Signed up for January 10-15 , 2016 trip. Flying into and out of Midland and will rent car. Anyone want to share rental car?

Susan Armstrong Oct 23, 2015 at 08:33 PM

To Paula Swanson, Couldn't find a way to reply in your box. About poles: Many of us bring two and only use 1. They are only $10 in Walmart. At least here, where people hike all the year. They are most useful to me when going downhill. And especially if there is ANY loose rock.

Gerri Short Oct 23, 2015 at 03:19 PM

Have changed date to Feb 7 - 12. Anyone want to share a rental car and the 250 miles to Big Ben?
Dhana Broser Nov 23, 2015 at 05:20 PM

I will be coming from St Louis & would be glad to share a rental car.

Gerri Short Sep 30, 2015 at 10:24 PM

Will be flying from Chicago to Midland or San Antonio for the Dec 13-18 hike. Anyone want to share a rental car and expense.

Susan Armstrong Sep 30, 2015 at 12:42 PM

I will be driving from Las Cruces, NM with one other person. We will leave a day early and stay a day late to visit the Fort Davis, Alpine, Marfa areas. We will be doing the Big Bend hiking trip from Nov 29 - Dec 4. We could fit one more person, if you need a lift.

mary ann bernard Sep 28, 2015 at 04:12 PM

I will have a rental car out of Alpine TX w/one or possibly two other friends Jan 30-Feb 6 and can accommodate others arriving by Amtrak for the 1/31 hike if you are willing to go to Carlsbad Caverns and stay an extra night either in Big Bend or near there afterwards, and of course split car expenses. (The trains don't run every day so there is no choice about the extra day.) FYI Amtrak is a cheap, fun and easy way to go Big Bend from LA or New Orleans or in between though the days the SW Chief runs don't work out precisely.

Richard Crescitelli Sep 02, 2015 at 01:15 PM

I am booked on the Nov 8-13, 2015 trip and I have a rental car from El Paso. I can take one or two riders if you want to share the car rental and gas expenses.

Paula Swanson Aug 25, 2015 at 09:41 AM

We are attending the trip on Nov 8...the pack list "strongly recommends" hiking poles. On our last hiking trip to a different place with RS the poles were provided by our guides...does anyone know if this is pretty standard or do we really need to bring our own? Don't want to buy if we don't have to.
Mike & Marian Appel Aug 25, 2015 at 04:59 PM

Mike & Marian Appel Aug 25, 2015 at 05:01 PM

Took this trip in Feb of this year. We brought our own poles, but could have gone without them. If I remember there were a few poles available, but the trails are not overly aggresive, and if your knees are in pretty good shape you probably don't need them, but they are helpful if you have any knee problems.

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