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Week of 11/17 to 11/23

Saturday, November 23rd
All Day

Big Bend National Park - Multi Day Adventure

  • Location: Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $400 Studnet | $450 Guest 

Depart time: Saturday, November 23 @ 5:00 PM       

Return time: Sunday, December 1 @ 8:00 PM 

Drive time: 20 h

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, November 19 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: River permits, boats, gear, dinner on the river, camping, transportation & hotel accommodations

Located in West Texas, Big Bend will allow you to enjoy dark night skies with beautiful starry views and rivers that carve awe-inspiring canyons in the limestone walls. You can expect sunny and 75 degree days, which will be a welcomed change from the chilly November days of Kentucky. You might just get lucky and spot some mule deer, coyotes, or foxes while in the park(from a safe distance of course).  On this multi-day adventure, you will get to float down the Rio Grande relaxing on a two to four-day river trip through Boquillas Canyon. The rapids in this 33-mile journey only rate up to Class II. Camping a couple of nights by the soothing sounds of the river, and marveling at the 1,200-foot canyon walls, allow time to forget the daily distractions of life. As you travel down the canyon, notice the remains of candelilla wax mining camps on the Mexican side of the river. After our time on the river, a sunrise hike to the Miners Trail is a must. Come enjoy the beautiful sights, and sounds of this marvelously park in Texas.

 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Day 1:

  1. Depart WKU EARLY
  2. Drive for what feels like forever
  3. Tent camp just outside of Dallas

Day 2:

  1. Wake up early to finish our drive to Big Bend National Park
  2. Spend the afternoon exploring the park
  3. Gear up for the river
  4. Camp at Rio Grande Villiage  

Day 3:

  1. Get on the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle
  3. Find awesome campsite along the river
  4. Enjoy an elaborate river dinner

Day 4:

  1. Continue along the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle
  3. Find awesome campsite along the river
  4. Enjoy an elaborate river dinner

Day 5:

  1. Continue along the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle
  3. Find awesome campsite along the river
  4. Enjoy an elaborate river dinner

Day 6:

  1. Continue along the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle to the take out at Heath Canyon
  3. Camp at Rio Grande Villiage  

Day 7:

  1. Enjoy a morning hiking in the Park
  2. Evening departure to a local campground

Day 8:

  1. Travel past Dallas texas
  2. Spend the night in a comfy hotel bed near Texarkana

Day 9:

  1. Finish our drive to WKU 

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing


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Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 

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