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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…

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…

Don’t Miss Independence Creek Preserve’s First Open Weekend This Year

 Independence Creek Preserve 30o 28' 28.86" N 101o 47' 137.30" W

Biking with Birds

Not a half-hour into my daylong adventure, in the middle of a prairie of sea lavender and leatherleaf, I stopped…

10 Epic Summer Travel Adventures

Get even more summertime adventure ideas. Hello summertime! We know it can get hot out there, but that’s no excuse…

Return to the Guadalupes

I got to know the Guadalupe Mountains as a child in the 1970s, when my dad was a park ranger…

Nature by Day … or Night

The sun is low and the gate guarded as we arrive at the south shore of Lewisville Lake, some 30…

Get Trim with Travel

So, the time has come at the beginning of the year when we weigh (pun intended) our physical fitness levels.…

Hidden Canyons of Big Bend

When most people think of canyons in the Big Bend, the large chasms come to mind: Santa Elena, Boquillas, Mariscal,…

San Marcos Trails

In the past decade, the citizens of San Marcos have built and currently maintain more than 17 miles of trails…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Guadalupe Mountains

Most of my day trips consist of a handful of museums, a bit of outdoors, and lots of great food.…

Northeast Explorer

After running across a brief story on a new rail-trail in northeast Texas, I had to investigate. The 130-mile trail—open…
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