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Types of hiking

When you set out on a hike, there are a few options you can plan. A Loop: You start and stop at the same location and the trail forms a loop. An Out and Back: You start and stop at the same location. The trail is usually “straight” so you walk halfway, turn around and…

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Indoor Rock Climbing

Just because it’s hot or cold or raining outside, doesn’t mean you can’t be active!  And the indoor climbing gym is a perfect way to build muscle while skipping whatever is happening outside. PLUS!  You no longer need a partner to go to a climbing gym. Momentum Silver Street is all bouldering, no ropes.  Don’t worry,…

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Houston Greenways

“150 miles of trails. 3,000 acres of green space. A $220 million public-private partnership. One shared vision for parks that brings us closer to each other and creates equitable access for all.” from HoustonParksBoard.org  A great way to get started walking or biking is to get on one of the bayou trails.  These are pathed…

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Japanese Garden

photo credit: Hermannpark.org. “In May of 1914, Houston real estate investor and industrialist George H. Hermann announced publicly his intention of deeding to the City of Houston 285 acres of this property for a municipal park across the street from the Rice Institute and thus Hermann Park was born. A century later, Hermann Park is…

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Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum is one of my favorite places inside the loop of Houston. Well maintained trails, no bikes, no running.  It’s easy to get started with a casual walk or hit all of the trails to add distance to your hike.   There is also plenty of photo opportunities. Nature landscapes, wildlife, flowers. And the…

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What to expect camping with HTXoutdoors

Ever wonder what it’s like to camp with HTXoutdoors? We’re laying it all out for you below with deets on our camping style and a summary of last year’s trip to Pace Bend.   Camping at Pace Bend In 2018, about 20 members of HTXoutdoors traveled to Pace Bend Park, just north of Austin for…

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