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The Promise of Summer at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

May 2, 2023 | By TH Staff

Celebrate the 50th Birthday of Guadalupe Mountains National Park with 5 Spectacular Hikes

December 2, 2022 | By Laurence Parent

Explore the Most Remote Reaches of the Big Bend’s Mighty Rio Grande

June 25, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

Photographer Laurence Parent captures the rugged splendor of the Lower Canyons

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

February 25, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

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.”

Hidden Canyons of Big Bend

January 16, 2015 | By Laurence Parent

When most people think of canyons in the Big Bend, the large chasms come to mind: Santa Elena, Boquillas, Mariscal, and Colorado.

Exploring the Mesa de Anguila

January 16, 2015 | By Laurence Parent

When William Hennessy, a guide at Far Flung Outdoor Center in Terlingua, called me out of the blue with an idea for a Big Bend adventure, my interest was piqued.

Amazing Scapes

August 21, 2014 | By

As a photographer for some 20 years, I have captured Texas’ people and places on numerous occasions, but my passion lies in shooting our wide-open spaces.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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