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Scale Five Peaks in One Week on This Epic West Texas Road Trip

A mile or two into my hike to the top of Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains, I stepped to…

Travel Is About Allowing Ourselves the Freedom to Live in the Moment

My clearest memories of travel from my childhood tend to recall the simple moments. The start of vacation was always…

Take 3 History-Packed Hikes in the Davis Mountains

The Davis Mountains have long attracted people seeking respite from the surrounding deserts of West Texas. Delivered as magma from…

These 10 Texas Nature Conservancy Preserves Offer Public Access—and Plenty of Awe-Inspiring Sights

Waltz across Texas and you’ll find coastal marshes where alligators lurk, spring-fed pools in the middle of the desert, and green-blue…

Horse Sense

Old Gonzo doesn’t want to trot. At first we thought it was because he didn’t like walking behind Chili Bean,…

A New Dawn in the Davis Mountains

Dawn has just broken above the new Davis Mountains State Park wildlife-viewing station, an L-shaped timber and stucco structure with…

Child in the Wild

We camped near a dry creek bed in Davis Mountains State Park, my daughter Ursula tucked into her junior-sized sleeping…

Galaxy Quest

The summit of Mount Locke, home to McDonald Observatory, pokes into a particularly isolated patch of the rural West Texas…

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

From a distance, West Texas’ Davis Mountains float above the Chihuahuan Desert like a smoky mirage. Formed millions of years…

Go West!

We're excited about the February issue of Texas Highways (which is in the mail). This issue includes feature articles about…

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…
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