Here's what we've booked for 2021. Will you be there too? Contact us!
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March 25 - March 27
Alpine, Texas, is a remote, high-desert city tucked away from the rest of the world. It’s just 90 miles north of Big Bend National Park and Mexico. With an elevation of 4,475 feet, the mornings and evenings are cool and crisp. We’re looking forward to see some of the millions of stars at night.
Another fun thing we may do is to hike to the desk on Hancock Hill where thousands ohave climbed the hill to find the desk and write messages in the notebook stashed inside the drawer. The notebooks tell life stories and capture the hearts of the many travelers who have made the trek. In 1979, Sul Ross track team member and long-distance runner Jim Kitchen had an idea. He selected a metal desk, and with the help of two buddies, carried the desk up the mountain to a place that overlooked the campus and town. He and his teammates logged their running times in the notebook, then he would jot down his thoughts, and word spread. Journals, confessions, lost love stories, and “we were here” notes filled notebook after notebook. Sul Ross Archives of the Big Bend keeps journals dating back to 1991. Occasionally one beat-up, weathered desk marked with graffiti is replaced with a newer one — sometimes a chair is added, and replacement notebooks keep up the tradition. Some people get lost searching for the desk. If you find the bicycle tree, you’re close.
Here’s a map to the desk, incase you want to meet us there!