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Balmorhea works to accommodate big weekend crowds

Balmorhea State Park—home of the spectacular San Solomon Springs swimming pool—is adding parking options to accommodate heavy traffic on summer…

All Wet!: San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea State Park

Standing on the high dive—one of few left these days—I can see the bottom of this 25-foot-deep pool through water…

The Big Splash: Texas Swimming Holes

It’s Texas, and it is too darned hot! While the A/C offered in an office building might suffice for some,…

Dive In!

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere…

Dive In!: Balmorhea State Park

I first met the clear, bracing waters of Balmorhea’s swimming pool on a family vacation decades ago. Wading far into…

Beat the Heat in West Texas

Whew-ee, it's a scorcher. Come August, I always feel sorry for those newcomers who moved to Texas from more temperate…

Chill Out in Texas Swimming Holes

Blazing, dusty days. That deep breath before the first frosty plunge. Tarzan-calls—Ahh-eee-ahh!—and cannonballs from rope-swingers above. The tingly warmth of…
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