This Soul Excursion will challenge your body and invigorate your soul as you escape the daily grind with a few other like-hearted sojourners. Big Bend National Park is a place where natural diversity will overwhelm you with spiritual intensity as you journey the vast landscape of the Chisos and Davis Mountains, river run canyons and mysterious rock formations. A deep sense of God’s presence will rapture you away by the colorful airbrush of God’s hand during the day and illuminated starlit sky by night.
WHO ARE THESE TRIPS FOR?
Servant-leaders of Christ. No backpacking expertise is required, but it is beneficial to be in moderate shape. A physical examination by a licensed physician is strongly recommended.
$645 PER PERSON (includes travel, food, gear & more)
To reserve your spot, submit the application online and deposit of $250 to Leadership Alliance. There are limited spots available due to campsite restrictions. We have a first-come, first-serve policy.
WEATHER & SAFETY
Daytime temperatures at Big Bend National Park usually range in the 40°F-77°F but can sometimes vary. Night time temperatures drop into the 40°F-50°F or even lower. Every trip is prepared with safety as a priority.
Space is limited. Gear, food & travel are provided. Yes, included in the price!
CONTACT US at firstname.lastname@example.org or (956) 230-6691.
(Personal gear that you will carry)
Backpack (men’s internal 4500cc)
Sleeping Bag 20º
Eating Utensils: bowl, spoon, mug
Garbage and Zip-lock Bags
Food and Water (including trail snacks)
Soul Excursions Field Journal
(Gear that will be distributed among the group)
Stove and Fuel
Group First Aid Kit
Trowel and Toilet Paper
Map and Compass
Hiking Boots (heavy duty, well broken-in, should rise above ankle)
Rain jacket, rain pants (optional)
Mid-weight Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater
Lightweight Thermal Top and Bottom
Hiking Pants (quick-drying, lightweight, zip-off legs are a bonus; no denim jeans)
1-2 Synthetic Shirts
3 Changes of Underwear
2 Pairs of Hiking Socks (wool or synthetic)
Sun Hat with Brim
Wool or Fleece Hat
Lightweight Wool or Fleece Gloves
Sunblock (small amount, not whole bottle)
Personal and Prescription Medicines
Toothbrush and Paste (travel sized)
Small pack of wet wipes
(Think weight, you carry what you bring!!)
Hydration bladder for backpack or extra water container (e.g. CamelBak, Nalgene, Platypus)
Lightweight Camp Shoes/Sandals
Lightweight Flashlight and/or extra headlamp
Personal Journal & Pen
Small Paperback Book
Extra Energy Bars/Beans/Gel
Quotes & Reviews for Big Bend National Park :
“There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone… This magical place is Big Bend. ” ~National Park Service“Unbelievable alien landscapes, vast, ponder-able distances, monkish solitude, multiple ecosystems, stunning flora, head-spinning geological diversity, and some of the best hiking trails in America, full stop.” ~Alex B., Austin, TX“We wake at dawn to discover the desert hills shrouded in rolling clouds of vapor, seeming remote and mystical as the Mountains of the Moon.” ~Edward Abbey “Big Bend”
- The TOTAL trip cost is $645, which INCLUDES GEAR, FOOD, TRAVEL, GUIDES, ADVENTURE AND MORE!
- To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $250 must be paid.
- If you are able, feel free to pay the deposit and balance upfront. This helps us purchase the necessary items ahead of time and would be greatly appreciated.
- The full amount is due no later than February 6th, 2014.