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3 Excuses You Tell Yourself for Not Hiking in Houston

We all have that voice in our head that hold us back from time to time…some louder and crazier than others! A little while back, we asked Houstonians what’s holding them back from hiking in the great outdoors of Houston. Many of you chimed back with the same answers. 1. There’s nowhere to hike in…

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How to pick a camping spot

With SUVs, campers, 6 room tents, many people bring their entire house outdoors. Don’t get me wrong, I way over pack when I car camp. There are things that just make it more enjoyable. I think where I draw the line is the radio. When I’m outdoors, I want to hear the outdoors. I want…

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Types of Camping

Car Camping No, you don’t sleep in your car… but you could!   Car camping is when you drive right up to the camp site.  You typically don’t have to walk more very far, but the parking spot distances vary by site & park.  It’s best to call the parks to see exactly how far parking is…

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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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