Melissa Gaskill

Austin-based writer Melissa Gaskill grew up in Texas hiking, kayaking, camping, stargazing, scuba diving, and wildlife-watching all over the state and beyond. She has written about outdoor adventures, travel, interesting people, the environment, and science for more than 30 years. See some of her work at


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Glamping Hits a High Point Along the Colorado River

The Story of Christmas Comes to Life at Fort Leaton’s Posada


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