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Into the Big Thicket

Deep within the piney forests of East Texas, I watch fireflies dance like tiny warriors with flaming spears. Each little…

Trail Mix: 10 Top Hikes

Take a hike. Rather than a brush-off, to me this sounds like an invitation to have a great time. Hiking…

Essentials: Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

The Big Thicket is a region of southeast Texas often called "America's Ark" for its phenomenal diversity of plant species.…

Canoeing the Big Thicket

In the early afternoon of a hot autumn day, I launch my canoe on the Big Thicket Corridor of the…

Preserving the Mystery: The Big Thicket

In the deep, dark woods of East Texas resides a magical, almost spiritual place. It has been known by many…
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