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Texas Highways Top 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the 5 most-read stories of the year.
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Big Bend
“Vast is just too small a word. It is a world apart from the flat, sprawling suburbs and plains of North Texas, where I was raised. For me, Big Bend is a cruel mistress. Her raw beauty is intoxicating—and she’ll
kill you if you’re not careful.” – Andrew R. Slaton
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Caddo Lake
“I rented a kayak and paddled my way across the tea-colored water and green lawns of giant salvinia.
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Monahans Sandhills
“This place is one of the most unassuming treasures in our fair state—a microcosm of nature smack dab in the middle of classic Texas oil country.
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Devil’s Sinkhole
“Many years ago, I was a part-time park ranger for Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area.
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Palo Duro Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon
“You are driving along a seemingly endless road of flat and desolate landscape when all of a sudden Palo Duro Canyon appears like a desert mirage.
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Enchanted Rock
“Hiking over E-Rock makes me feel like an astronaut exploring the surface of a planet, one so small that you can see its curved horizon no matter where you stand.
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Hamilton Pool Preserve
Hamilton Pool Preserve
“The lagoon-like grotto and surrounding cliffs illustrate clearly why Hill Country nature is best at creating idyllic antidotes for the Texas heat.
Texas’ Top Natural Wonders: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
“It feels so small at first, until you hit the trail and start to explore.
Texas’ Natural Wonders: Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore
“Aromatic, salty air blew in off the water. Pelican formations cruised the shoreline.