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South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge
South Llano River State Park, a former goat and sheep ranch that’s now a beloved outdoors playground on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, is getting a new headquarters building, new low-water crossing bridge, and an amphitheater.
I’ve ridden bikes and written about riding bikes all over the world, but there’s no place I prefer to pedal more than here in Texas.
For San Antonio canoeists and ultramarathon enthusiasts Marcus Monroe and Ryan Tedrow, racing beneath the skyline of their city has been a “bucket list” item since the River Walk section opened to paddlers last year.
“This is gonna make such an amazing miniseries one day, isn’t it?” gushes Brandon Seale in the eighth episode of the podcast “Republic of the Rio Grande.” As host and creator of the lively and ruminative 17-part series, Seale sets aside his day job as president of San Antonio-based Howard Energy Partners and takes on the role of avocational historian to delve into this lesser-known chapter of Mexico-Texas history.
Vandals defaced prehistoric rock art at Big Bend National Park over the holidays, the latest example in an uptick of such incidents on West Texas’ sprawling public lands.
Last week, Texas Highways once again showed why it’s one of the best magazines for travelers and adventure seekers, coming away with 26 awards at the 41st annual International Regional Magazine Association Awards.
In a world where we are perhaps overly dependent on GPS—focused on getting from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible—I’ve found that simply unfurling a road map and blindly jabbing a finger down on the page just to see what’s there is a surefire way of reopening my mind to the possibilities of exploration and adventure.
Did you know that stars shine so bright in the West Texas desert that you can see in the dark on a clear night?
Thursday, June 3, is National Moonshine Day, and although there isn’t an official Texas Moonshine Trail, there are plenty of places to visit to learn more about the history of illegal distilling in the state.
Williford, now based in Austin, designs and sells outdoors-inspired bandanas and runners via Tawa Threads, and donates 20% of proceeds to organizations that promote diversity and inclusion in outdoor spaces, including San Antonio-based Black Outside, Native Womens Wilderness, and Outdoor Afro.
Even before the trail officially debuted last weekend, Jester King was a fun place to socialize while spreading out. But the new addition tap into something else Texans have been craving since March—a connection with nature.
When the walk from the living room to the kitchen fridge seems like a long walk, dig into the stories that transport you to the far reaches of the state without ever having to leave the warmth of your armchair.