COVID-19 STATEMENT: Shumla’s number one priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases, we will follow indoor masking and social distancing guidelines. Fortunately, our Treks are primarily outdoor programs in the wide open landscape of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. We will continue to monitor the situation and post any changes to our protocols or planned schedule here. 

Trek the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas with Shumla!

Join us on a journey to visit ancient sites led by experienced Shumla Archaeologist, Vicky Roberts.

Space is limited. Sign up today!

Shumla periodically offers day-long Treks to promote engagement and public education in support of our mission to preserve the ancient rock art of the Lower Pecos. We’ll share our latest discoveries and show you how modern science is helping us to understand the complex worldview and fantastically rich culture of the people who created these masterworks.

SHUMLA TREKS

Join Shumla Treks to visit ancient and historic art in the rockshelters of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands.

Each Shumla Trek costs $160 per person. Fees fund the Shumla Treks program (expert guide, entrance fees, etc.) and a portion contributes to our preservation efforts. Pack a sack lunch, a water bottle (or 3) and your sense of wonder. You won’t believe what we’ll show you!

Space is limited to 25 participants per day. See below for Trek dates, detailed itineraries and guidelines. Due to the strenuous nature of the hikes, Shumla Treks are generally not suitable for children under age 8. Minors age 8 and up are welcome on Trek provided they are supervised by a parent or guardian.

We have included a diamond scale to show exertion level on our hikes as follows:

♦ 10-20 minute walk over level and stable ground from vehicle.
♦♦ 20-30 minute hike into and out of canyon over unstable ground.
♦♦♦ 30-45 minute hike into and out of canyon at steep incline.
♦♦♦♦ 45-60 minute strenuous hike with steep inclines, unstable ground.
♦♦♦♦♦ 60+ minute very strenuous hike with steep incline, unstable ground.

For Treks rated 2 diamonds and above, participants should be in good health and physical condition. Hiking sticks, long sleeve shirts, and long pants are encouraged to hike through the brush. In case of an emergency, medical response times to this remote area can take hours. There are often no bathroom facilities. Participants must be prepared to go to the bathroom outdoors, if needed, and pack out all trash. In addition, many Treks require high clearance 4×4 vehicles. If you don’t have access to such a vehicle, let us know and we will try to make sure everyone has a ride. 

Most Treks begin and end at Shumla Headquarters at 28 Langtry Street, Comstock, TX 78837. When we return to HQ, we will welcome you with refreshments and show you our plasma oxidation laboratory, where we prepare rock art samples for radiocarbon dating. We’ll also give you a glimpse of our research and our high-resolution gigapanoramas and 3D models of rock art panels based on your interests and questions from our day together.

Questions about Treks?
Send us an email at treks@shumla.org. We love to hear from you!

SHUMLA TREK DATES

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  • December 4: Halo Shelter and Shumla HQ Tour ♦♦♦♦
  • December 5: Fate Bell Annex, Fate Bell Shelter and Running Horse ♦♦♦
  • March 5: Vaquero Shelter and Painted Shelter ♦♦ – Registration Closed
  • March 19: Eagle Cave, Skiles Shelter, Kelley Cave, and Judge Roy Bean ♦♦♦♦
  • March 20: VinegarroonCamp and Pecos-Rio Grande Overlook ♦♦♦

READ FULL SITE DESCRIPTIONS AND ITINERARIES BELOW.

  • April 9: Meyers Springs
  • April 23: Stay tuned!
  • April 24: Stay tuned!

READ FULL SITE DESCRIPTIONS AND ITINERARIES BELOW.

  • May 14: Halo Shelter and the Devils River ♦♦♦♦ 
  • May 28: Stay tuned!
  • May 29: Stay tuned!

READ FULL SITE DESCRIPTIONS AND ITINERARIES BELOW.

SHUMLA TREK ITINERARIES

Halo Shelter and Shumla HQ Tour

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦♦
Halo Shelter sits within a small tributary that feeds into the main branch of Dead Man’s Creek, approximately 5 km from the Devils River on a private ranch in Val Verde county. Halo boasts one of the best-preserved Pecos River style pictograph panels in the region. The site gets its name from a unique arch motif with rayed lines extending from it over the top of several figures’ heads. Along with the halo motif, there are a wide assortment of unique Pecos River style figures and motifs intricately executed and vibrant. 

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Shumla HQ, depart for Halo Shelter.
9:30 AM – Arrive at halfway point for bathroom break.
10:45AM – Arrive at parking spot and begin hike to Halo Shelter.
11:00AM – Arrive at Halo Shelter. (We will eat sack lunches at the site and pack out all trash.)
1:00 PM – Depart Halo Shelter to drive to halfway point for bathroom break.
2:30 PM – Arrive at Shumla HQ for tour of our research facility and laboratory.

CONSIDERATIONS:

Tours to this private ranch require visitors to be with a Shumla representative at all time and in good health and physical conditioning to hike over uneven terrain. High clearance 4X4 vehicles are REQUIRED to travel across very rough, unpaved roads and gullies 

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at info@shumla.org. We have answers! 

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers!

Vinegarroon Camp and Pecos-Rio Grande Overlook

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦♦
The VinegarroonCamp was a railroad town founded by legendary Judge Roy Bean, “Law West of the Pecos”. This camp housed hundreds of railroad laborers as they worked to overcome the last major hurdle for the construction of the southern transcontinental route linking New Orleans and San Francisco. Walk among the ruins of this ghost town and consider what it may have been like to work on a railroad in the 1880s. Afterwards, we will travel towards the confluence of the Pecos and Rio Grande rivers and take some time to appreciate the expansive view offered by private land access to the landscape.

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Shumla HQ, depart for Vinegarroon Camp. 
10:00 AM – Arrive at Vinegarroon Camp, explore the ghost town.
12:00pm – Arrive at Pecos-Rio Grande Overluck for lunch. 
2:00 PM – Arrive at Shumla HQ for tour of our research facility and laboratory.

CONSIDERATIONS:

Tours to these private ranches require visitors to be with a Shumla representative at all times and in good health and physical conditioning to hike over uneven terrain. High clearance 4X4 vehicles are REQUIRED to travel across very rough, unpaved roads and gullies.   

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers! 

Fate Bell Annex, Fate Bell Shelter and Running Horse

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TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦♦

Fate Bell Annex, Fate Bell Shelter and Running Horse Shelter are all situated in Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site. Seminole Canyon is a major tributary of the Rio Grande River. Fate Bell is one of the most famous and largest Pecos River Style rock art sites in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. Not only is the rock art breath-taking, the archaeological deposits in the shelter are extremely well-preserved.

Participants on this Trek will descend into the canyon to view these nationally-recognized sites. You’ll hear about the rock art, the lifeways of the people who painted it and our most recent discoveries. After our visit to Fate Bell Annex and Fate Bell, we will return to the Visitor Center for a tour of the museum. After lunch, we will hike together across the uplands to Running Horse Shelter, which offers beautiful remnant Pecos River Style rock art and intriguing Historic Period art and even a historic stone wall. Together we’ll see 4,000 years of history in this single day.

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Seminole Canyon State Park parking lot.
8:30 AM – Hike to and visit Fate Bell Annex and Fate Bell Shelter.
10:30 AM – Hike out of canyon and return to Visitor Center Museum.
11:30 AM – Lunch
12:15 PM – Hike to and visit Running Horse.
2:00 PM – Return to Shumla HQ for tour of our research facility and laboratory.

CONSIDERATIONS:
Hiking in and out of Seminole Canyon is strenuous. The elevation change is very steep. All vehicles can make the trip. There is a parking lot available for visitors. Restrooms are located in the visitors center.

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We’ve got answers!

Halo Shelter and the Devils River

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦♦
Halo Shelter sits within a small tributary that feeds into the main branch of Dead Man’s Creek, approximately 5 km from the Devils River on a private ranch in Val Verde county. Halo boasts one of the best-preserved Pecos River style pictograph panels in the region. The site gets its name from a unique arch motif with rayed lines extending from it over the top of several figures heads. Along with the halo motif, there are a wide assortment of unique Pecos River style figures and motifs intricately executed and vibrant. 

The pristine Devils River is one of the last wild rivers in Texas and is a haven for adventurers from all walks of life. Access to this spring fed river is extremely limited and is one of the reasons why this river has remained one of Texas’ most protected treasures.

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Shumla HQ, depart for Halo Shelter.
9:30 AM – Arrive at halfway point for bathroom break.
10:45AM – Arrive at parking spot and begin hike to Halo Shelter.
11:00AM – Arrive at Halo Shelter. (We will eat sack lunches at the site and pack out all trash.)
1:00 PM – Depart Halo Shelter to drive to halfway point for bathroom break and change into swimsuits, if you choose.
2:30 PM – Arrive at the Devils River for a swim.
4:30 PM – Depart river for Shumla HQ.
6:00 PM – Arrive in Shumla HQ.

CONSIDERATIONS:

Tours to this private ranch require visitors to be with a Shumla representative at all time and in good health and physical conditioning to hike over uneven terrain. High clearance 4X4 vehicles are REQUIRED to travel across very rough, unpaved roads and gulleys. 

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers!

Black Cave and Vaquero Shelter

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦♦
Black Cave is a large rockshelter in Upper Presa Canyon within Seminole Canyon State Park. The site gets its name from the black ceiling of the shelter, which has been discolored from a combination of carbon staining, organic growth, and natural accretion. The rock art at Black Cave is striking and iconic. Many of the elements are located quite high above the shelter floor and would have required the construction of scaffolding. 

Vaquero Shelter is also located in Upper Presa Canyon in the Seminole Canyon State Park. The shelter gets its name for the Historic period rock art depicting riders mounted on horseback with a Longhorn cow and calf, adjacent to a structure resembling a Spanish mission and a man in a Spanish uniform. The shelter also contains a dense body of Pecos River style art, as well as Red Monochrome style figures.

Both shelters will be accessed from outside the state park with permission to cross private property.

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Shumla HQ, drive to start of Vaquero hike.
9:00 AM – Hike to and visit Vaquero Shelter.
11:00 AM – Drive to start of Black Cave hike.
12:00 AM – Hike to and visit Black Cave. (We will eat sack lunches at this site and pack out all trash.)
2:00 PM – Return to Shumla HQ for tour of our research facility and laboratory.

CONSIDERATIONS:
High clearance vehicles are required to travel across rough, unpaved roads. There are no bathroom facilities. Participants must be prepared to go to the bathroom outdoors, if needed, and pack out all trash. 

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers!

Meyers Springs Panel and Historic Site

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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TREK DESCRIPTION:
Meyers Springs is an impressive rock art site with Images relating to the Historic period including: horses, warriors on horseback, missions, crosses, figures wearing ecclesiastical robes and headgear, a horse-drawn wagon, teepees, shields, bows and arrows, and bison. Part of the late-nineteenth and twentieth century history of the region also appears in the form of graffiti: initials, names, shapes, and dates either painted or engraved on the wall, including the names of U.S. Army units and the names or initials of ranchers or travelers. Fragments of Pecos River style rock art can be seen scattered throughout the panel as well as the water spring that the site gets its name from. No doubt that this place was important even before historic times. 

TREK ITINERARY:

10:00 AM – Meet in Dryden, TX. Intersection of TX-349 and US-HWY 90. Caravan to Meyers Springs Ranch.
11:00 AM – Arrive at Meyers Springs Rock Art Panel 
11:45 AM – Lunch
12:30 PM – Visit Camp Meyers historic military ruins
1:30 PM – Depart for Comstock.
3:30 PM – Arrive at Shumla HQ for a tour of our research and laboratory facilities.

CONSIDERATIONS:
High clearance vehicles are required to travel across rough, unpaved roads.

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers!

Vaquero Shelter and Painted Shelter

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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  • Saturday, March 5th – FULL

TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦
Vaquero Shelter is located within Presa Canyon in the Seminole Canyon State Park. The shelter gets its name for the Historic period rock art depicting riders mounted on horseback with a Longhorn cow and calf, adjacent to a structure resembling a Spanish mission and a man in a Spanish uniform. The shelter also contains a dense body of Pecos River style art, as well as Red Monochrome style figures. This shelter will be accessed from outside the state park with permission to cross private property.

Painted Shelter is located in an unnamed tributary canyon of the Rio Grande on private property. We will access this site with permission from the landowner. A spring-fed stream runs in front of the rock art panel and creates several long pools through the site. Major flash flood events have washed out most of the archaeological deposits, but there is a remnant burned rock midden and lithic scatter on the bedrock benches in front of the shelter. Painted Shelter is home to the best-preserved examples of the Red Monochrome style rock art, as well as remnant Pecos River Style murals.

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Shumla HQ, drive to start of Vaquero hike.
9:00 AM – Hike to and visit Vaquero Shelter.
11:00 AM – Drive to start of Painted Shelter hike.
12:00 AM – Hike to and visit Painted Shelter. (We will eat sack lunches at this site and pack out all trash.)
2:00 PM – Return to Shumla HQ for tour of our research facility and laboratory.

CONSIDERATIONS:
High clearance vehicles are required to travel across rough, unpaved roads. There are no bathroom facilities. Participants must be prepared to go to the bathroom outdoors, if needed, and pack out all trash. Minors age 8 and up are welcome on this tour provided they are supervised by a parent or guardian.

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers!

Black Cave and Sword Shelter

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦♦♦

Black Cave is a large rockshelter in Upper Presa Canyon in Seminole Canyon State Park. The site gets its name from the black ceiling of the shelter, which has been discolored from a combination of carbon staining, organic growth, and natural accretion. The rock art at Black Cave is striking and iconic. Many of the elements are located high above the shelter floor and would have required the construction of scaffolding.

Sword Shelter is a  cliff overhang located in Seminole Canyon State Park in Upper Presa Canyon. The site’s name refers to a pictograph of a red vertical line bisecting a rectangle outlined in red that resembles a sword with a hand guard. You’ll also see elaborately designed anthropomorphic (human-like) figures. A sizeable burned rock midden in the site hints that this place was revisited throughout prehistory.

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Shumla HQ, drive to start of Black Cave hike.
8:45 AM – Hike to and visit Black Cave.
10:30 AM – Depart for Sword Shelter.
11:30 AM – Arrive at Sword Shelter. (We will eat sack lunches at this site and pack out all trash.)
2:00 PM – Return to Shumla HQ for tour of our research facility and laboratory.

CONSIDERATIONS:
Hiking in and out of Presa Canyon is very strenuous. The elevation change is very steep and hiking to both sites, which are about a mile apart, requires walking through brush and uneven terrain. High clearance vehicles are required to travel across rough, unpaved roads. There are no bathroom facilities. Participants must be prepared to go to the bathroom outdoors, if needed, and pack out all trash. 

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers!

Eagle Cave, Skiles Shelter, and Kelley Cave

UPCOMING TREK DATES:
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TREK DESCRIPTION: ♦♦♦♦
Eagle Cave, Skiles Shelter, and Kelley Cave are large rockshelters located within Eagle Nest Canyon in Langtry, Texas. Combined, all three sites contain evidence of human occupation spanning over 10,000 years into Paleoindian times. The rock art predominantly consists of Pecos River style rock art with the art in Eagle Cave having recently returned radiocarbon dates between 3350 – 3210 years ago. These sites also showcase the immense amount of plant baking that went on within the lower part of the canyon with huge piles of fire cracked rock and numerous bedrock features for food processing. Following the Eagle Nest Canyon tour will be a chance to visit the Judge Roy Bean visitor’s center to learn more about Langtry’s history as well as a tour of Shumla’s research facility and laboratory in Comstock, Texas. 

TREK ITINERARY:
8:00 AM – Meet at Shumla HQ, drive to start of Eagle Nest Canyon hike. 
9:00 AM – Hike to Skiles Shelter.
10:00 AM – Hike to Kelley Cave.
10:30 AM – Hike to Eagle Cave.
11:30 AM – Lunch (We will eat sack lunches at this site and pack out all trash.)
12:30pm – Drive to Judge Roy Bean Visitors Center 
2:00 PM – Return to Shumla HQ for tour of our research facility and laboratory.

CONSIDERATIONS:
Tours to Eagle Nest Canyon require visitors to be in good health and physical conditioning to hike over uneven terrain. In case of an emergency, medical response times to this remote area can take hours. 

High clearance vehicles are required to travel across rough, unpaved roads. Hiking sticks, long sleeve shirts, and long pants are strongly encouraged to hike through the brush. Restrooms are located within the Judge Roy Bean Visitors center. Participants must be prepared to go to the bathroom outdoors, if needed, and pack out all trash. Minors age 8 and up are welcome on this tour provided they are supervised by a parent or guardian. 

More information and a detailed itinerary will be provided when you register. Questions? Email us at treks@shumla.org. We have answers!

Meet your Trek guide!

 

Vicky Roberts, Shumla Archaeologist and Outreach Coordinator, has lived and worked in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands for nearly 10 years. She has experienced the landscape and archaeology in a variety of settings and roles. Each Shumla Trek will be informed by Vicky’s personal experience and Shumla’s 23 years of rock art preservation and research.
Shumla Treks Guidelines and Expectations

Safety

  • Read the description of each Trek carefully. Before registering, consider the length and difficulty of the Trek to determine whether you can safely participate. Your safety and well-being while on a Shumla Trek is your responsibility.
  • Treks are conducted in remote locations across uneven terrain and often in extreme environmental conditions and temperatures. In most cases medical help and care are several hours away. Participants must be in good health and physical conditioning to be able to traverse rugged terrain, including hiking considerable distances, scrambling over rocks and boulders, steep ascents, and descents, walking in or over loose rock, and through dense brush.
  • Due to their strenuous nature, Shumla Treks are not considered suitable for children under the age of 8.
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • We recommend a face covering or mask be worn when indoors and outdoors when it is not possible to physically distance a minimum of 6 feet from other participants.
  • Alcohol, firearms, and pets are not allowed on any Trek.
  • Always stay with the group and follow the instructions of your Guide.

What to Wear

  • Clothing that is appropriate to the weather and terrain. Long-sleeve shirts and pants are strongly recommended for protection from sun and thorns.
  • Closed-toed, supportive footwear
  • Hat or other covering for head
  • Sunglasses

What to Bring

  • Face covering or mask
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Small backpack for your gear, water, and food
  • Water, at least 2 quarts per day
  • Meals and/or snacks, as appropriate according to your tour itinerary. Bring no food that requires refrigeration.
  • Walking stick, if preferred
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Check your Trek itinerary to find out if your Trek requires that you bring a 4WD high clearance vehicle. Your vehicle may be subject to harsh conditions. Shumla does not supply vehicles or arrange transportation if you do not have a suitable vehicle.

Payment and Cancellation Rules

  • All Treks must be paid for in advance to confirm your reservation. Payment must be made no later than 10 days prior to the Trek date to guarantee a space on the Trek.
  • Cancellations initiated by a participant must be made a minimum of 10 days prior to the date of the Trek to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after the 10-day minimum will not be refunded. If a participant does not show up at the Trek meeting place on time and, therefore, misses the Trek, their fee will not be refunded.
  • Treks may be canceled due to weather conditions, extreme heat/cold, limited participation, road conditions, lake/river levels, etc. If a Trek is cancelled by Shumla before the Trek begins a full refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of the group and at the discretion of the Guide, when possible in consultation with Shumla’s Executive Director, tours may be canceled at any stage during the Trek for any reason. If this occurs, all participants are required to immediately abide by the direction of their Guide to safely vacate the property.

Photography

While photography of your experiences during Treks and other activities is allowed, we ask all participants to abide by the following:

  • The rock art sites are considered sacred spaces and should be treated with respect. In particular, please do not pose in front of the art while making obscene or rude gestures.
  • Photography of the art for the purposes of printing, selling, reselling, or displaying in public spaces or online without the landowner’s permission is not permitted for any reason.
  • Do not share any locational information for sites on private land. This includes GPS or geotagged information associated with your photos. To turn off geotagging:

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

Shumla Treks are designed to provide guests with immersive experiences. For the enjoyment of our guests and for the protection of cultural resources, we respectfully ask that guests minimize the use of electronics. Your Guide may request that electronics not be used at particular locations or during specific events. Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (drones) are not permitted.

 

Respect for Rock Art and Cultural Resources

Shumla Treks and programs include visiting archaeological sites. Artifacts and other archaeological remains are important sources of information that archaeologists use to determine how people lived in the past. It is a violation of the Society of American Archaeology code of ethics for participants to keep any artifacts or other cultural or paleontological remains from any archaeological site, and it is against federal law for participants to keep any such materials collected from state, federal, or tribal lands without a permit.

The award-winning video “Visit with Respect” shows how Pueblo people of the United States feel about visiting archaeological sites. It was filmed at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Acoma Pueblo and features members of the Hopi Tribe and Santa Clara and Acoma Pueblos. While the Lower Pecos Canyonlands may be removed in distance from the areas shown in the video, Shumla supports the sentiments and requests described by members of those communities, we request that Trek participants and visitors maintain the same awareness and respect.  Participants may watch the “Visit with Respect” video produced by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in preparation for their experience with Shumla: https://youtu.be/zwDrLqThhYY.

 

Liability Release and Indemnification Agreement

All participants in Shumla Treks 18 years of age or older must complete the Liability Release and Indemnification Agreement prior to being allowed to participate. Participants will be asked to carefully read and sign this form by a Shumla staff member. By signing this form and participating, you are confirming that you have read and will abide by all provisions of the Agreement, including the Shumla Treks Guidelines and Expectations included in this document.

 Name                                                                                     Date

     

Emergency Contact

     

Name/Relationship                                                            Primary Phone

Release of Liability and Indemnification Agreement

This form must be completed and signed by all persons 18 years of age or older prior to being allowed to participate in Shumla Treks organized by The Shumla School, Inc.

Please read the information carefully. By signing this form and participating, you are confirming that you have read and will abide by all provisions of the Agreement, including the Shumla Trek Guidelines and Expectations attached.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in a Shumla Trek, I, the undersigned, release, and forever discharge Shumla School Inc., the Landowner(s) of the property upon which the Treks are conducted, and their affiliates, successors and assigns, officers, employees, representatives, partners, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from all liability to me and my personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, for any and all loss, damage, injury or death to my person or property, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties or otherwise, while I am participating in a Shumla Trek program. I agree to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims, actions, lawsuits, damages, and judgments, including attorney’s fees, arising out of, or relating to my participation in the Shumla Trek. I understand that participation in a Shumla Trek involves inherent risks, including risk of injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, paralysis and/or death, and I assume all related risks and voluntarily participate in the Shumla Trek. I, the undersigned, further agree that the foregoing release, waiver and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of Texas, and that if any portion of it is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

I have carefully read and fully understand all the provisions of this Release and am freely, knowingly, and voluntarily entering into this Release.

     
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Signature of Parent or Guardian / Date

(If participant is under 18)

 

Printed Name of Parent or Guardian

 

Lodging and Restaurants
DEL RIO, TEXAS

Del Rio is a 30-minute drive from our trek meeting locations. There are many wonderful lodging and restaurant options in Del Rio. You can also fly into and out of Del Rio on American Airlines. 

COMSTOCK, TEXAS

Comstock Motel
Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, Comstock Motel offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator and air conditioning, with free access to wifi. Free parking is also available.

31984 W US Highway 90
Comstock, TX 78837

(432) 292-4484

The J and P Bar & Grill
Comstock’s one and only restaurant offers classic American food such as salads, burgers, wraps and more!

32137 W US Highway 90
Comstock, TX 78837

(432) 292-4338