We’re planning a 3-day Walker Ranch field trip for the second weekend in October, 2013. The dates are the 11th, 12th, and 13th.
We’ll need to have a minimum of 20 people who have paid their deposits by September 30 for the rockhunt to happen. The price is still the same: $75 per person per day, or $150 per person for all 3 days. Those of you who have been here know that this ranch is certainly worth the price of admission. There have been several good rains, so there ought to be lots of material visible on the surface. If you haven’t been to the Walker Ranch, check out the text and pictures on this website..
Please email me if you’re interested, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let me know how many people will be in your group. We’d love to have clubs come out at that time! I believe that people will be able to dry camp on the ranch if they wish, at no cost. Let me know if you wish to do this, and I’ll verify it before you send in a deposit.
Your reservation won’t be confirmed until you send a deposit of half the cost of the rockhunt. I’ll send you the details about the deposit once you tell me you are coming.
It may be possible to get a Walker Ranch rockhunt longer than 3 days, if you wish. When you reply to this email, let me know if you’d be interested in hunting longer than the three days. If enough people are interested, I’ll ask the owner.
The Chinati Weekend in Marfa is occurring this year on the same dates as the rockhunt, so you want to make your lodging reservations early, because the whole area usually fills up on that weekend.
Before and after the Walker trips I can host trips to the Ritchie Ranch and East Needle Peak. The weather at East Needle Peak ought to still be quite warm. You can get details and see photos of those locations and the material found there on my website, www.terismithrockhunts.com.
Cost for East Needle Peak is $40 per day per person, and the Ritchie is $5 per person entrance fee and $1 per lb. of good agate. As with all my field trips, Rollin’ Rock Club membership is required unless you belong to a club that has declared that my field trips are official trips for your club (so that the SCFMS insurance applies).
Hope to hear from a bunch of you soon.