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Find Unexpected Adventures in the Rugged Canyonlands of the Texas Panhandle

September 23, 2021 | By Matt Joyce

Spectacular scenery, new trails, and friendly locals bolster a burgeoning outdoors mecca

Conservation Effort Holds Promise for a New Park to Protect Honey Creek in the Hill Country

September 14, 2021 | By Pam LeBlanc

New housing developments are popping up all the time in the fast-growing Hill Country region north of San Antonio, but one 515-acre property that had been slated for development is now on track to become parkland rather than a subdivision thanks to private and state conservation efforts.

New Safari-Style Tents Offer Hassle-Free Camping at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

August 23, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

Five minutes after arrival at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, my friend and I are relaxing around the firepit as flames crackle and the sky darkens into a canopy of stars.

Bass Anglers Go Big on Lake Fork in Northeast Texas

July 16, 2021 | By Dan Oko

Texas history buffs have the Alamo. Peak baggers have Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in the state.

Got Land? The Making of Palo Pinto Mountains and Other New Texas State Parks

May 20, 2021 | By Pam LeBlanc

Seventy-five miles west of Fort Worth, a hilly parcel of ranchland is making the transformation into the first new state park since the birding hotspot of Resaca de la Palma swung open its gates near Brownsville in 2008.

Woodville’s Refurbished Big Woods Nature Trail Is a Hidden Gem Worth Discovering

April 2, 2021 | By June Naylor

Big Bend National Park Announces Plan to Build a New Hiking Trail Around Lone Mountain

January 29, 2021 | By Pam LeBlanc

A new trail at Big Bend National Park will take hikers on a 3-mile loop around Lone Mountain, a Texas-sized hill that bristles with scrub brush and cactus just north of the Panther Junction Visitor Center.

This Wilderness Survival Course Teaches Beginners How to Navigate an Outdoor Emergency

October 28, 2019 | By Robyn Ross

Earth Native founder Dave Scott grew up tagging along with his father and uncle on volunteer search-and-rescue missions in Colorado. After six years in the military, he began studying wilderness survival techniques. In 2011, he launched Earth Native, one of a handful of schools in Texas that meld advanced outdoor skills like backcountry navigation, shelter building, and plant medicine with nature appreciation. Scott says he’s noticed an uptick in people’s interest in these types of skills because of survival-oriented reality TV shows. But the majority of his students tend to be less extreme. They mostly want to get into backpacking or spend more time outside with their kids.

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