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Silo Diving

I’ve always considered myself a pretty brave guy. I’ve gone hang gliding, swum with stingrays, and even eaten face-melting ghost…

Running the Rock

We’ve been running for about 15 minutes—skipping over small boulders and sidestepping cacti that spike up from a trail winding…

A Desert Diverse

Resting in the shade next to a pool of clear water, I could almost forget that miles and miles of…

Alligator Alley

Big Al looks as though he might be dozing at the edge of his murky pond. Closer inspection reveals, however,…

A Day in the Roughs

The river rounded a bend and ahead of me, civilization dropped away. A heron soared overhead, Pterodactyl-like, and a few…

To the Bat Cave!

I’m thinking to myself, “That cave doesn’t look big enough for all those bats.”

Paddling and Painting

A pleasant breeze rocked my kayak and rustled pale green and brown marsh grasses around me. Overhead, a few wispy…

Moonlight Zipline

From a sheltered platform more than 40 feet high, I step out into darkness, my heart beating a little faster…

Seen and Heard

My kids and I are near the end of the 1½-mile Wood Duck Trail at the Heard Natural Science Museum…

Gliding High

So there I was, 2,000 feet above the ground without an engine or parachute, relying solely upon the wind and…

Birds and the Trees

To see south Texas in its natural state and how the Rio Grande Valley looked before it was cut into…

Amazing in Autumn

  From my shady perch on a high, breezy ridge, I scanned wooded slopes and rocky ledges fading to blue…
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