Austin, TX: Diamond Hunting and Camping - September 1-4, 2017

Austin, TX: Diamond Hunting and Camping - September 1-4, 2017

Austin, TX: Diamond Hunting and Camping - September 1-4, 2017

Austin, TX: Diamond Hunting and Camping - September 1-4, 2017

Trip Dates

Sept 1st - Sept 4th, 2017

Trip Style Trip Style


Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*


Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*


Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*

*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures

Adventure Rating Adventure Rating


This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.


Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.


Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.


Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.

Adventure Type Adventure Types

Social
Active
Educational
Skill Building
Combination
N/A

Active

Total Spots

14

Price

$ 50.00

Crater of Diamonds offers park visitors a one-of-a-kind experience—the adventure of hunting for real diamonds. You’ll search over a 37 ½-acre plowed field that is the eroded surface of the world's eighth largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. If you find a diamond, it is yours to keep.

Begin your visit at the park visitor center to view diamonds in the rough and explore its interactive exhibits that explain why diamonds are present here at Arkansas’s diamond site. Then, stop by the Diamond Discovery Center on your way to prospect in the diamond search area. Here, exhibits, interpretive programs, and a video show you the various ways to search for diamonds and identify rough diamonds as you prospect. Mining tools are available to rent.

Diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow. The three colors found here at the park are white, brown, and yellow, in that order. Park staff at the Diamond Discovery Center provide free identification and certification of diamonds found here. Amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, quartz, and more rocks and minerals may also be found at the Crater of Diamonds, making the park a rock hound’s paradise.

This trip includes tickets to the park, camping fees, access to wifi, trails, and a water park (water park is an additional $8)

 

Camping and Gear list will be provided to the attendees.

What you may need for the Diamond Hunting (all items are available to rent at the park):

Small wooden box screen
3.5 gallon plastic bucket
Folding army shovel
Knee Pads
Screen Set
Saruca (finishing screen)
Wagon
Basic Diamond Hunting Kit
(folding shovel, screen set, 3.5 gallon bucket)
Advanced Diamond Hunting Kit
(folding shovel, screen set, 3.5 gallon bucket, saruca)

Austin, TX: Diamond Hunting and Camping - September 1-4, 2017

Sept 1st - Sept 4th, 2017

$ 50.00