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Houston Hiking Advice from the Locals

Houston does have hiking!  Dirt trails that twist, turn and go up and down. Surrounded by trees and running along bayous, it’s a great way to take a break from a city of 2mm people! And the best part… they are inside the loop. No one is saying you’re going to get hiking like Colorado…

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A Year in Review

The thing I’ve enjoyed the most from the past year of building HTXoutdoors is seeing members try things they never thought they would do… and actually Love doing it! Many members tried Stand Up Paddleboarding with us for the first time and then spent the whole summer hitting different lakes around Houston and even traveling…

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How to read a flood gauge

Since Harvey hit land, Houstonians have kept a constant eye on the Bayous. What are they doing, are they flooding, how much can they handle? As kayakers, Kelly from Bayou City Outdoors and I frequently review the bayou flood gauges before kayaking events. Some kayakers seek higher water after rain fall for a little added excitement,…

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Biking 101 in HTX

It can be scary to ride on a trail or path that you have never been on before. Is it going to be steep, rocky, sandy, wet, populated, have dogs, hikers or even horses?! Knowing what to expect on a particular trail before you start your ride will give you the confidence to pick up…

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Kayaking in San Marcos

Last year, I headed up to San Marcos to kayak Rio Vista with a few Bayou City Outdoors (BCO) friends.  BCO & HTXoutdoors supplied all of the kayaks and gear needed for the day…even transported everything to the river from Houston! On the water, we warmed up and stretched by paddling around above the falls.  Kelly scouted both drops and…

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17th Annual Dragon Boat Festival 2017- Say What!

Whoa. Mind blown! There’s a festival in Houston where people race down the Buffalo Bayou in 40-foot long boats shaped like dragons? Oh yeah, it’s been going on for 17 years, it’s free and features live music, cultural performances, and delicious food. Can you call yourself a Houstonian if you’ve never heard of this?  …

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