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A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

I didn’t even know it was there until I made a trip with my son to the Austin Nature & Science Center, a natural history museum for kids near Lady Bird Lake.

Shumla Treks Transport Hikers into the Ancient World of Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Shumla Treks Transport Hikers into the Ancient World of Rock Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

On a warm morning in early November, a dozen curious hikers followed a trail through spiky cactus and Volkswagen-size boulders into Upper Presa Canyon inside Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site near Del Rio.

A New Hiking Guidebook Scours Texas for the State’s Best Hikes

A New Hiking Guidebook Scours Texas for the State’s Best Hikes

You’d be hard-pressed to find a photographer who’s covered more ground in Texas than Laurence Parent, a leading landscape photographer and longtime contributor to Texas Highways. Parent recently published an update of his guidebook Hiking Texas, A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, 3rd Edition. He says the new edition, which builds on versions published in 1992 and 2009, introduces color photography, improved maps, and new hikes. “The biggest reason for the update was to shift from half-tone black and white photos to four-color printed on coated paper,” says Parent, who recently moved to Prescott, Arizona, while maintaining a business office in Wimberley. “It really improves the appearance of the book and gives readers a better feel for what the hikes look like.”

Four New Trailheads Lead Hikers to El Paso’s Wild Outdoors

Four New Trailheads Lead Hikers to El Paso’s Wild Outdoors

Four new urban trailheads opened this March in El Paso, providing stunning views and helpful amenities for hikers and mountain bikers trekking from the city’s streets into Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest urban park in the country.

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