Texas Cattle Drives – A Plea For Peace and Quiet
When selecting an adventure travel program, there are several factors to consider, such as what type of equipment to take, what tour operator to use and where to go. All of these things are important, but choosing the right program can really help in narrowing down the list. One of the biggest advantages of a self-guided tour is that the traveler can see all the sights, as well as all the most interesting spots and stop along the way. In order to get the maximum enjoyment out of this type of travel, it is important to choose a program that meets the standards and needs of the traveler.
Not being there when the spots are created is one of the biggest advantages of a self-guided tour. The traveler does not have to deal with the hassle of writing a description, map, trail guide, bivouac site descriptions, etc. and can just go on an enjoy the spots without having to worry about what site to visit next or what to bring. If the traveler has an interest in wilderness camping, a self-guided tour is perfect for them, as they can stop anywhere they want.
One of the biggest disadvantages of self-guided tours is that they are designed to move fast, but not always safely. The traveler can not count on finding a safe place to pitch their tent each night, so the choice is to go slow and be safe or go fast and be adventurous. If the traveler is one of those that wants to see everything, but is not one of those that enjoy running or needing food or water in a hurry, they may find themselves bored with the tourist spots that don’t have much to offer. Another major disadvantage of a self-guided tour is that the traveler has to find a tour operator that meets their needs. The traveler will have to decide what kind of tour they want and what level of support they are willing to provide to the operator. Many tour operators charge extra for a more experienced guide, higher quality tents, larger parking areas, higher quality and more family friendly groups, etc. There are so many choices of operators that the traveler will have to weigh the pros and cons carefully to get the best tour for their money.
There is a new trend in self-guided tours in Texas. The biggest advantage of these tours is that the traveler can’t be worried about where to find a safe place to pitch their tent each night. This is not that great of an advantage if you plan to camp in a remote area, so if you plan to camp in a remote area, these may not be that great of advantages. The biggest disadvantage is that these tours may not offer any support to the traveler.
* Tours that travel in larger groups. If the traveler only wants to enjoy the cowboy tours, they will have to find a larger group, but these may not offer any support to the traveler.
* Tours that go off the beaten path and into the wilderness.
* Tours that offer different level of support to the traveler, like a higher quality tent and bigger parking areas, or a support group that is more family friendly or that don’t have as fast a pace.
So then, is there a combination of factors that you can use to decide where you would like to go on your Texas cattle drives?
1. The weather in Texas does not change much from year to year. I can’t imagine why anyone would choose a different weather during their cattle drives.
2. The Texas cattle drives are usually held in March or April. So then it will be early summer in California and the late spring in Texas. The traveler will experience their Texas cattle drives after the winter has come to an end in California, and the summer is about to start. If the traveler goes in late summer, they will have to wait a few weeks longer until the rest of the cattle drives start happening. It will be around late September or early October before the entire season comes to an end.
3. Going in the winter means that the traveler will have a cold Texas ranch to take in while they wait for the Texas cattle drives to pick up again. It will be cold in the fall, but once the cattle drives start picking up again, the desert will start getting warmer. By the time the entire season ends in late winter, it will be hot and sunny. This will give the traveler more time to relax in the great outdoors and enjoy their new found Texas ranch life.
4. Going in the summer will help the traveler enjoy the heat at a time when it is still quite cool outside. By going in the summer, it will be early summer when the cattle drives are picking up. It will be early summer when the visitor will be able to take in the warm sun and cool Texas breeze as they walk through the ranch. The traveler will also be able to enjoy the great outdoors by going on their Texas cattle drives.