Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas
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Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas

Religious masks, geometric designs, animals, and people wearing intricate headdresses are painted are the rocks.  You have to slide under rock overhangs, climb up to shelters and squeeze between boulders to see them.  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is unique in how its rock paintings tell the stories of ancient people.  The pictographs … Continue reading

Hiking Spicewood Springs in Colorado Bend State Park
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Hiking Spicewood Springs in Colorado Bend State Park

About two hours northwest of Austin, Texas, is a remote wilderness.  Colorado Bend State Park is 5,328 acres and filled with trails and caves.  The most visited spot in the park is Gorman Falls, a 70-foot spring fed waterfall over travertine formations. The day I visited I wanted solitude decided to explore a lesser known … Continue reading

Skinning into to Backcountry
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Skinning into to Backcountry

As someone who basically learned to downhill ski as an adult, I’ve found venturing into the backcountry intimidating.  I have tons of friends and cousins who are super comfortable traversing all sorts of terrain outside of ski resorts, but honestly I’ve thought of it as a “no go” zone for me, which is odd considering … Continue reading

Hiking with Your Dog – Gear You Need & What to Know on the Trail
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Hiking with Your Dog – Gear You Need & What to Know on the Trail

You just got a puppy and want to take it hiking, but don’t know what to do?  That’s exactly where my friend Stephanie Gerry and her fiancé Aaron were until she asked me.  Steph also happens to be a reporter for Studio 512 on KXAN in Austin, Texas, so we turned “prepping your pup for the trail” … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Nobletts
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Snowshoeing Nobletts

In the past few days it has dumped snow in the mountains of Utah.  While staying with my friends Pam and Earl, we decided to hit the trail when the clouds cleared.  So after yoga and brunch, off we went to get in a short afternoon snowshoe. Our pick for a snowshoe – Nobletts Trail … Continue reading