Texas River Music Detailed Itinerary

Texas River Music Detailed Itinerary:

Weather and water conditions in Big Bend and on the Rio Grande are unpredictable.  Water levels and weather conditions determine which river section is best. Both Colorado Canyon and Santa Elena Canyon offer spectacular scenery,  interesting side hikes and comfortable campsites.

Thursday afternoon: Guests are encouraged to check in the day before the trip at the office of our local collaborators, Big Bend Boating and Hiking. Office is located on TX 118 just north of the junction with TX 170. Pick up waterproof duffels, make sure we are all on the same page.

Friday Day One: Meet 8:30 am at the offices of Big Bend Hiking and Boating. After all are checked in and squared away, we transport guests to the selected river access. The guides will have rigged their crafts,  and will load guest dry bags while the trip leader gives an orientation/safety talk. This takes a while, be patient, relax!

After baggage is secure, we board and launch.  After launch, we stop for lunch at a convenient sand bar or river bank. After lunch we proceed to camp, possibly stopping along the way for an interesting walk. We arrive in camp in time for the staff to set up the kitchen and serve a great meal by the time the sun sets. An area is set for the evening concert, around a contained campfire (conditions permitting). This will be our camp for two nights.

Saturday Day Two: A hearty breakfast, with coffee, tea, juice etc is served. Afterwards, take a hike or paddle an inflatable kayak, then return for lunch. Similar options will be offered after lunch.  Guests may choose to stay in camp to lounge, read a book, take a swim. Or listen to river guide stories in the kitchen. Dinner is served just before sunset (fingers crossed) and then an intimate riverside concert.

Sunday Day Three:  After breakfast we load up for our final day on the river. We stop for lunch and points of interest as river conditions permit and plan to deliver guests to their vehicles by 5 pm.


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Patrice Pike
Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock
Sam Baker singer/songwriter