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Posts for Texas Category

Birding in the Rio Grande Valley

Down in the most southern tip of Texas, near where the Rio Grande exits out into the Gulf of Mexico, there exists a land where…

Padre Island National Seashore

Off the coast of Texas lies the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world: Padre Island National Seashore. Just over 70 miles long…

Big Bend National Park: East Side Trails

For the remainder of our stay at Big Bend, we pushed toward the distant eastern side of the national park. As we drove toward Rio…

Adventures in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

While Dallas is not exactly famed for its tourist destinations, we made a point of it in order to visit family during our travels. By…

Waco Mammoth National Monument

As we rolled into Waco Texas, the only thing I knew of it was the Branch Davidian shootout that took place in there in 1993. It turns…

Big Bend National Park: Chisos Basin

At the heart of Big Bend National Park resides the Chisos Mountains. They extend nearly twenty miles from the Punta del la Sierra in the…

Big Bend National Park: Western Desert

Big Bend National Park is a magical place for the outdoor lover. Avid hikers will find a paradise of trails within the borders of this…

On Second Thought, Forget The Alamo

Why did we choose to forget the Alamo? Well, it all began with a desire to see The Alamo while we were near San Antonio,…

Trail and Hitch vs. Cranky Jack

It has been a while since our intrepid crew has faced off against our old adversary, the Atwood 3000 power jack. Our last encounter was…

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Within the northern boundaries of the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas resides an underrated gem of the National Park System: Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Do…

Traveling Medicine: Hitch vs Gout

While in Big Bend Texas, I began to notice the big toe of my left foot was not feeling so great. It was kind of…