Tag: Hiking

Hiking Eisenhower State Park Part II

In February of this year Keltin and I visited Eisenhower State Park for the first time but it was a cold trip and the hiking trails were so muddy that we stopped trudging through the mile after little more than a mile. We decided that this state park needed a chance at redemption. We decided

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Hiking Ray Roberts State Park

On a rather dreary and wet morning Keltin and I got ready to head to Ray Roberts State Park to hike. Due to the current pandemic all day passes have to be purchased in advance and we didn’t want to waste the pass. Hoping the weather apps hadn’t lead us astray we set off for

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Hiking Dinosaur Valley State Park

This is the year for social distancing birthdays and Keltin’s is in August. For his special day he wanted a nice hike and decided on Dinosaur Valley State Park. I personally love Dinosaur Valley because I camped their often as a kid with my grandparents but had never hiked. This state park is worth hiking.

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Hiking Cross Timbers Trail

We have been doing are best to hike local trails. It is fun and gives us an opportunity to really explore the area. Many of the local trails are along various parts of Lake Grapevine. The Cross Timbers Trail is open to hikers and those on horseback. This trail is listed as an equestrian trail

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Hiking LBJ National Grasslands

When I was growing up my dad took my sisters and me to the National Grasslands on the weekends to ride horses. With shelter-in-place lifted we wanted to get out but still stay away from people and the grasslands are a great place to do so. It is $10 per vehicle to park at the

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Gear Review: Trekking Poles

Last year before Keltin and I went to Colorado we picked him up a set of trekking poles at REI. Well, I loved them too. That Colorado altitude gets to me when I can really only train at Texas altitude. The trekking poles were really useful at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. I took

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Writing for Others

I can’t do much for others with the current pandemic but I can write and I hope that my words can bring some measure of comfort. On that note, I’ve actually written a short blog post for the outdoor gear company Hiker Hunger to help get us through these turbulent times. If you are curious

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