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I am not big on writing reviews so I will just put that out there at the start. I only write reviews when I believe I have had an experience that few can offer, or a guide that really is something special.
When I was...More
Just spent a wonderful time rock hunting. Teri takes groups to Ranches around the Big Bend for guided rock hunts. Great fun for all- experienced rock hounds and newbies. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. Highly recommend this!
Been watching Teri Smith's adventures for over a year. We finally synch our calendar for Walker Ranch. Teri was very helpful. Led us first timers to the site, fully explained the terrain and what to find at different elevations. Look, golden eggs aren't found on...More
I've been on three separate rock hunts with Teri (South Larramore and Singleton Ranches, and East Needle Peak), and I'm quite surprised and dissapointed at those who give her less than an excellent rating! Teri has always been very hospitable and will bend over backwards...More
We went with Teri this past Sunday on her guided rock hunt to the S. Larremore Ranch. Teri went over visual characteristic of what to look for and her knowledge was very helpful! For my first adult trip to West Texas, it couldn't have been...More
I traveled all the way from Albuquerque to Alpine for the third day of the hunt on the Walker Ranch only to be told the night before the rock hunt on what, to me, is a legendary rockhounding location, that the trip had been called...More
Date of experience: February 2016
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Teri S, Owner at Rock Hunting in the Big Bend of Texas with Teri Smith, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016
I understand your disappointment. But I did send a cancellation email on February 12. And from February 12th on I was working on gaining access to an alternate ranch with the same type and quantity of material as the Walker. I'm sorry that you didn't...More
I've been out with Teri twice in the last year and both times it was terrific. I've visited 4 different ranches and had a unique experience with each one. Teri does her research and knows just where to go for different agates as well as...More
Over the years I have hunted with Teri many times at many locations. My favorite and most recent place to visit with her is the Walker Ranch in Alpine, Texas. I highly recommend taking guided hunts with Teri and especially recommend the Walker ranch location....More
I have taken 4 trips with Teri Smith Rockhunts in the past year to 3 different locations.
Teri leads informative and well planned hunts. her knowledge of the area and what it holds for us rockhunters is super great. we were well informed of the...More
Hi! If you're staying in Alpine, you'll meet me at the Antelope Lodge, 2310 W. Highway 90, Alpine, at 7 a.m. If you're staying in Terlingua or Big Bend National Park, we can make arrangements for you to meet me down there... More
Hi! If you're staying in Alpine, you'll meet me at the Antelope Lodge, 2310 W. Highway 90, Alpine, at 7 a.m. If you're staying in Terlingua or Big Bend National Park, we can make arrangements for you to meet me down there. Total cost would be $96 ($80 for 2 people to attend the rockhunt and $16 for a dual membership in the Rollin' Rock Club) Send me an email if you wish to sign up.
Hi! The Ritchie Ranch is a great location for people with limited walking abilities, as is the Walker Ranch. In both cases, you can park your car and hunt right there, and even hunt sitting in a chair!. Which one you choose... More
Hi! The Ritchie Ranch is a great location for people with limited walking abilities, as is the Walker Ranch. In both cases, you can park your car and hunt right there, and even hunt sitting in a chair!. Which one you choose might depend upon how serious you are about collecting agate, since the prices are quite different: Ritchie Ranch is $10 entrance fee and $1 per lb. of agate, and the Walker is a flat fee of $75 per day, with discounts for multiple day hunts.