Just a reminder (echoing kooskoos' reminder)... The Texas Challenge involves in excess of 500, and these days up to and exceeding 1000 (yes, one thousand) people stampeding through the woods/wherever hot with FTF fever. Trail? What Trail?
So, when you're thinking of places, remember the SIZE of the invitational.
Don't know that Krause Springs, for example, lovely as it is, is up to those numbers.
Also, more and more folks don't camp but hotel it, so vicinity to lodging and food is important.
Not to diss any brainstorming -- absolutely not -- but the parameters of scale are important to bear in mind, and why this is such a tricky thing.
Bastrop MIGHT be fine with it (if we don't have another horrific drought/fire season, and who can predict that) ... and it's fair to keep them on the query list.
And, as Kevin also said, it's not too soon to start the queries.
No, that is NOT volunteering.
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From: "austin_joe1" <19joe84@...>
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Texas Challenge 2014
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:48:50 -0000
I am new to the group and geocaching in general but I would like to help if you would like me too. I am a Professional Photographer so if those services are needed, just let me know. I can also help hiding, planning or whatever.
Have you thought about Krause Springs? Not too busy, close to Austin (30 miles away in Spicewood) and its privately owned with not as many visitors. Over 100 acres in size with primitive and RV camping. It is a very cool spot, no one has mentioned it so thought I would throw it out there.
My geocaching handle is Austin Joe
- Joe Doetsch
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Rachele DiTullio wrote:
> I'm willing to help; as this year will be my first time attending the Texas
> Challenge, I am not sure how best I CAN help though :)
> My suggestion is a state park like Bastrop (really pretty even with the
> burned trees), Buescher, McKinney Falls, Pedernales or Enchanted Rock. All
> of these are within reasonable distance to lodging for those who don't want
> to camp and have camping facilities. Additionally, they are all close
> enough to drive to and from for Austin-area folks who don't want to have to
> camp or stay in a hotel. TPWD is really into geocaching so they might be
> cool about working with us.
> -Rachele (strontium87)
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