Saturday, May 27, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This tour is limited to 35 participants
Meyers Spring, a major source of water in dry west Texas, has been a center for human activity for thousands of years. At the spring, ancient people left Pecos River style rock art. American Indian artists later recorded images of European contact over the older paintings. Still later, the Seminole Scouts and local ranchers left their marks. This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and today is privately owned. The Witte Museum thanks the landowner for their stewardship of this unique cultural resource and for graciously providing access. The Witte Museum is pleased to invite you to tour this very important rock art and historic site.
DETAILS & WHERE TO MEET:
Your guide for this tour will be Greg Williams. The tour will meet in Dryden, Texas at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Hwy 349. Please be there at 10:00 AM and be prepared for a prompt departure. Be sure to bring everything you need for a day in the west Texas sun – water, lunch, hat, camera and sunscreen. Hiking boots are not needed but are always a good idea. No pets please. Greg’s cell phone is 210.289.2626 although cell phone service in this area is not reliable. Greg will also monitor the RAF satellite phone on Saturday morning – 1 (480) 777-3116.
The 11-mile dirt ranch road does not require 4WD although a high clearance vehicle is recommended. Rains can quickly wash out a road. Once there it’s a short walk to the rock art panel. After seeing the rock art the tour will drive a short distance to the outpost of the Seminole Scouts who patrolled the West Texas frontier in the 1880’s and 1890’s. The tour usually concludes by 4:00pm. Meyers Springs is a remote location where there is no medical attention; cell phone service is rare and temperatures are extreme. An umbrella is always a good idea for shade.
All participants on Witte Museum Rock Art Foundation tours and events must view the attached Liability Release Form before participating. Your guide will have one for you to sign when you arrive.
By signing this form and participating, you also confirm that you have read and will abide by the attached Tour Guidelines and Expectations.
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If you have any questions, please contact us at the Witte Museum Reservations Desk: 210-357-1910.
All Witte tours must be paid in advance to ensure your reservation. Please make your reservations no later than 7 days prior to tour date. Only those paid in advance are guaranteed a place on the tour. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 7 days prior to the trip to receive a full refund.
If the tour must be cancelled because of inclement weather (e.g. rain), a full refund will be issued.