pedernales river

The Call of The River Brings Peace and a Sense of Nostalgia

July 17, 2018 | By Emily Roberts Stone, Executive Editor

 
There’s something about a river that evokes feelings of nostalgia. Perhaps it’s the tie to something ancient—the current that ripples over our feet carries the same water that sustained native tribes and beckoned early settlers to its shore.

A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

June 28, 2018 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying into Lake Travis. Yet within its short course, the river crosses a multitude of landscapes, from rolling ranchland to steep limestone canyons. Each topography in turn has its own story to tell, from 10,000-year-old artifacts to hardscrabble German settlements and the birthplace of the nation’s 36th president.

Nine-river Day

April 18, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

There’s something about the summer solstice that inspires adventure. As the official start of summer and the longest day of the year, the solstice illuminates a world of possibility with more than 14 hours of daylight.

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