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2023 in Photos: A Year of Exploring Texas

November 21, 2023 | By

Where to Picnic This Summer in the Hill Country

June 1, 2023 | By Carol Milberger

I recently introduced the term “sack lunch” to my young grandchildren for a park outing. They were so impressed, you’d think I told them I’d invented fire. 

An Adventurer’s Guide to Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Pam LeBlanc

Why We Should Care About Public Land

May 2, 2023 | By Rick Bass

Trek Travel Designs Hill Country Rides for Serious Bicyclists

February 28, 2023 | By Lori Rackl

Hiking the Summit Trail at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

April 28, 2022 | By

Don’t Second-Guess These Second-Biggest Texas Attractions

September 7, 2021 | By Joey Held

Throughout the United States, many places lay claim to being the “first” or “largest” of their kind.

Rejuvenate Your Spirit With a ‘Boulder Bathing’ Trek at Enchanted Rock

February 17, 2021 | By Karen Hoffman Blizzard

I was in need of a mental break from the pandemic. During the isolating weirdness of 2020, I was hyper-focused on work projects and spending way too much time on Zoom.

Watch Out for Tiny ‘Fairy Shrimp’ on Your Next Hike Up Enchanted Rock

March 1, 2019 | By Heide Brandes

Shallow pools that form after rains on the massive granite dome north of Fredericksburg are among the few places where fairy shrimp are found in Texas. Growing about a centimeter long, the translucent freshwater crustaceans exist on the constant edge of survival, laying eggs that endure the dry season only to hatch when the pools refill with rainwater.

Texas Highways Top 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017

December 27, 2017 | By

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: Enchanted Rock

August 7, 2017 | By

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“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.

9 Divine Hill Country Hikes

October 14, 2016 | By Eric W. Pohl

In the Texas Hill Country, the flat Gulf Coastal plains to the east and the Texas brush country to the south collide with the Balcones Escarpment—a conspicuous topographic demarcation that nearly bisects the state from Del Rio northwest past Waco. West of the escarpment, which roughly parallels Interstate 35 in Central Texas, a land of contrasts presents itself as soaring limestone bluffs, rugged hills, and steep canyons.

Perseid Meteor Show

August 11, 2016 | By

There’s a big production tonight, and it’s in the skies. Join the millions of eyes that will be looking upward for what is expected to be a brilliant showing of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

Running the Rock

November 15, 2014 | By Sofia Sokolove

We’ve been running for about 15 minutes—skipping over small boulders and sidestepping cacti that spike up from a trail winding the perimeter of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

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