I’ve always been obsessed with Big Bend because it feels like teleporting into a completely different era. Vast rocky terrains the color of that UT brownish-orange covered with how-did-they-get-there plants and formations that remind you these surfaces literally used to be the bottom of the ocean. At night, when the temperatures drops , you’ll look up and never feel closer to the stars, which coat the sky with their fluorescent glow. And it’s around this moment, you’ll think you left planet Earth and your daily life, with its demanding taxes and smartphone notifications and family obligations, and a calmness seeps into your bones. That’s the magic of Big Bend and West Texas.
For three nights we will be camping within Big Bend Park and for one evening we will be staying in a cozy air bnb in the small ghost town of Terilingua. Terilingua is what Marfa was like 10 years ago, still remaining its wild, artistic quirkiness. Oh, and it's one of Willie Nelson's favorite spots in the world.
We can provide tents, sleeping bags and pads if you need them or you can bring your own. You have the option to carpool with another participants or two, or you can reach the park on your own. You will find those options listed in the intake form once a payment is received. My assistant and I will be at the park a day before our adventure starts setting everything up and making sure all the magical details are ready for you!
Let's be real, we all get the most excited about food right? And The Rooted Method takes gourmet, backcountry cooking very seriously. Most of our food will be provided by Curcuma, the amazing plant-based food trailer in Austin.
Each day, we will be teaching valuable camping and backpacking skills to make your own adventures effortless, enjoyable and safe.
* Our meeting point on the first day will be in the Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park. Two months prior to our adventure, you will receive the exact campsite location and all its details.
See yall in the wild!
4pm- All participants arrive at group campsite in the park
5pm- Camping safety, introductions, setting up your tent
6pm- Backcountry kitchen cooking lesson!
8pm- Star gazing, reading and conversation
9pm- quiet time and reflection