Texas Trail Tamers

CDRI Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

  • Sunday, October 10, 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • 43869 St. Hwy 118 (4 miles) SE of Fort Davis) Fort Davis, TX 79734
  • 5


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The Central Texas Trail Tamers are hosting a trail project at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center October 10th through the 14th instead of returning to the Boy Scout Ranch as planned.  This new location is also known as the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI). You can check out their website here: http://www.cdri.org  If you have never been to the CDRI, it will be a thrilling discovery for you. If you have been, you will get to see it as you never have before. The weather will be glorious with cool nights and warm days. 

We will be camping at the the Nature Center. Trail Tamers must bring their own tents or RVs. There are no hookups. The CDRI has bathrooms, showers and a washer and dryer available. We will be cooking all of our own meals.  They have a BBQ Grill and electricity available at the pavilion and we will bring some cooking gear for general use as well. Cooking will be outdoors under a covered pavilion, so we will not be encumbered by indoor Covid-19 restrictions. Participants will need to bring their own food, but I also hope we will have opportunities to share some pot luck meals with each other. 

The work will be primarily rehabilitating washed out trails. They had huge rains over the summer and experienced a lot of washout problems around the visitor's center and the Botanical Gardens.  

Scott Newsom is the crew leader for the project.

With regard to COVID-19, only participants who are fully vaccinated may attend our projects. Trail Tamers will also need to get a Covid-19 antigen test prior to the project.  These are free and offered on demand at all pharmacies. 

Trail Tamers need to be symptom free immediately before and throughout any project. 

Symptom free means none of the following symptoms (from any cause) for two weeks:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake

Registration: The fee for this project is $25 and will be used to cover basic Trail Tamer expenses. Registration is open the public and to members of the Central Texas Trail Tamers. 

The Central Texas Trail Tamers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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