Backpacking Big Thicket National Preserve

Let’s run off to Big Thicket Natural Preserve… and do a little backpacking in the woods.

Backpacking Big Thicket National Preserve

Let's run off to Big Thicket Natural Preserve... and do a little backpacking in the woods.

Distance/Pace: 17 miles Total. ~10miles day 1; ~7miles day 2. This is considered a beginner backcountry camping experience. Please note there will be no running water, showers or toilets. We're roughing it!

We're digging for our toilets... bring your shovels! The park is about a 2.5 hour drive from Houston. I have to tell you there is lots to do in this park & it's beautiful! This will offer you another opportunity to try your new skills or hone your old skills & submerse yourself in nature's splendor with some new/old friends.

Leave that kitchen sink behind... bring necessities (deodorant & a ball cap are always good) & let's go! Big Thicket offers backcountry camping, hiking, bird watching, carnivorous plants (Seriously!), wildflower viewing, mountain bike trails, & the list goes on. So if you are a bird nerd, you love the outdoors, hiking, just getting away from it all or the gratification of being self-sufficient -- then this is for you!

Plan on bringing: WATER!!! tent, sleeping bag, backpacking gear, clothing layers, food, stove/cooking utensils, headlamp/flashlight, compass, knife, if you have any purified water drops &... a shovel comes in very handy... remember we're digging for the toilet. Try to pack light... remember less is more.

A little blurb on where we're going
Better known as The Enchanted Forest...

The "Big Thicket" - conjures images of "Grimm Brothers'' fairytales and Blair Witches. But in this 83,000-acre swath of East Texas's Piney Woods, the truth may just be stranger than fiction: Dank, dark... overgrown, the Big Thicket is a maze of swamps, rivers, and impenetrably dense forests, a place both weird and wonderful. There aren't many undiscovered gems left in the National Parks and Preserves system, but... Big Thicket is one of them.

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  • Date: December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
    Time: Members Only
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