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At the Confluence of the North & South Llano Rivers, Junction Is More Than a Fly Fisher’s Paradise

I was lured to Kimble County by my fly fisher husband—his heart set on hooking the fabled Guadalupe bass and…

9 Texas Cruises to Keep You Cool and Charmed This Summer

We love the idea of taking a boat ride—the cool breezes, sparkling waters, and rare perspectives you just can’t see…

The Call of The River Brings Peace and a Sense of Nostalgia

There’s something about a river that evokes feelings of nostalgia. Perhaps it’s the tie to something ancient—the current that ripples…

Guadalupe Mountains Landmark Designated As Endangered

Framed by a dramatic mountain backdrop, not far from the Texas-New Mexico line, is a building made of stone, steel,…

Make a Splash with These 7 Quintessential Texas Rope Swings

 When Mother Nature doles up a summer afternoon so hot you need oven mitts to handle the steering wheel of…

Inspired by John Graves' "Goodbye to a River," a Writer Returns to Her Roots on the Guadalupe

For three days, the blue heron leads us downriver. In the mornings we push off in canoes through the olive…

Make a Date with Mother Nature on the Pecos River

When you launch a kayak on the lower Pecos River, you’ve made a five-day date with Mother Nature.

Trails in Guadalupe Mountains and San Antonio Get Federal Recognition

  The Department of the Interior has named 19 new national recreation trails, and Texas is home to two of…

Paddling the Devils River in Southwest Texas Offers High Risks and High Rewards

You find two kinds of paddlers on the Devils River: those who come out here whenever possible and those who…

A Canoe Exploration of Caddo Lake’s Creatures and History

Two hours into my canoeing adventure on Caddo Lake, I saw an osprey swoop down into the water and emerge with…

It’s Hard to Be Stressed-Out in a Hammock

The sky’s a bruised black and a north wind scatters leaves as I step inside the Kammok Gear Shop at…

A City Slicker Fulfills His Lifelong Dream of Riding a Horse

Maverick Horseback Riding in Lockhart offers a wide range of lessons and rides for all ages and levels of experience.
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