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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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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?

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.

Susan Rossman Aug 13, 2014 at 07:14 AM

Thanks for the layering information--I am the queen of layers to the consternation of others!!

Susan Rossman Aug 12, 2014 at 06:32 PM

Is anyone enrolled in the January 11, 2015 Big Bend trip? I am looking for other participants with whom to drive from El Paso.
John Moyer Aug 13, 2014 at 06:56 AM

Susan, Been there, done that. Take layers, it's cool in the morning, January highs in the low to mid 70's, Far Flung is a great site, great folks. Terrific choice.

Teddy Wright Jul 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Thinking of signing up for Nov 2 program. Has anyone hiked Big Bend at that time of year? How warm will it be?
Jonathan Kiell Jul 26, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I did the trip in early December a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. Weather varies a good deal, but we were swimming in the river during the day (photo). Hiking during the day was pretty warm - a shade hat is a good idea. It got cool enough some evenings for a light jacket, but generally did not get cold. Enjoy!
Teddy Wright Jul 26, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Thanks so much!!
Dan Miller Aug 04, 2014 at 01:50 PM

I have signed up for the Nov 2 trip and am flying into Midland on Saturday. I'm getting there late in the day and am spending the night there and driving to Big Bend on Sunday. I'll be happy to take anybody else that needs a ride from Midland. Dan Miller 251-377-7045

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