The Rock Art Foundation's most exciting event is the annual Rendezvous. The Rendezvous weekend will focus on site tours making as many available as possible. You won't be able to attend all tours but you can fill your weekend with rock art and good friends. The attendance is well over 100 people. The event includes tent camping at the White Shaman Preserve - entertainment Saturday night - sweet rolls, juice and coffee on Saturday and Sunday mornings - a BBQ dinner on Saturday night and many RAF arranged tours - all for $70 per adult. Dinner on Friday and lunches are not provided. Children under age 12 with parents can attend and participate free of charge although most tours are not suitable for small children.
If you prefer, the Comstock Motel (10 miles away) is available for non-campers and the camp grounds at Seminole Canyon State Park (an additional fee) are also available. Small RVs and pop up campers are welcome at the White Shaman Preserve.
RAF tours can include White Shaman, Halo, Meyers Springs, Bonfire Shelter/Eagle Cave, Curly Tail Panther and others but a final determination will be made as the date gets closer.
Seminole Canyon State Park offers Presa Canyon, Upper Canyon and Fate Bell Shelter tours over the weekend as well. Fees for these tours are in addition and must be paid directly to the Park at the time of the tour. Presa Canyon and Upper Canyon require reservations.The White Shaman Preserve is located 40 miles west of Del Rio on Hwy 90 close to the confluence of the Pecos and Rio Grande Rivers — just 1.5 miles west of Seminole Canyon State Park.
Gates will open at noon on Friday. Thursday afternoon arrival and Monday morning departure is possible. Porta-Potties and a water trailer will be available and all Rendezvous participants may use the shower/restroom facilities at Seminole Canyon State Park. There is no electricity at the White Shaman Preserve. Pets will not be allowed at Rendezvous as they create a disturbance for other participants — not everyone is a pet lover. Please do not bring your pets or generators.
What to bring:
Camping and hiking equipment, dishes/utensils and cups (washing area will be provided), lunch, snacks and beverages. Desert hikes require stamina, balance, a tolerance for heat and a higher level of physical conditioning. Most tours are strenuous involving steep descents and climbs and can be dangerous for those in poor physical condition. The Lower Pecos demands respect — please evaluate your ability before participating in strenuous activity.
Prior registration is required and will be available on line or by mail. The Rendezvous schedule will also be published on line and by e mail prior to the event — just be sure to sign up for RAF news so you don't miss any information.
Questions? You can always call 210.525.9907 or write us at email@example.com
We're looking forward to seeing you at the Rendezvous.