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Rock Hunting in the Big Bend of Texas with Teri Smith

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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... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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Just spent a wonderful time rock hunting. Teri takes groups to Ranches around the Big Bend for... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2017
Austin, TX
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank darsk02
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank MHK_11
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Access to private ranches and Teri's knowledge of the local geology makes for a topnotch rockhounding experience. I will be back...

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Chris W
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed October 18, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
7  Thank SkySgt
Reviewed April 19, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
5  Thank jconsenz
Reviewed February 22, 2016

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
2  Thank teaser52
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

Reviewed September 28, 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank DiG777
Reviewed August 7, 2015

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

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Amethyst-King
Reviewed June 8, 2015

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

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Debra B
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February 22, 2017|
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Response from Teri S | Property representative |
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
Norma M
September 28, 2015|
Response from Teri S | Property representative |
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