January 2019 Event Highlights

In January, HTXoutdoors had our semi-annual open membership and we are excited to welcome everyone! Our event leaders filled the January calendar with events like hiking, socials, archery, and bouldering on the weekdays. The weekends were jam packed with visits to parks, skating, yoga, and more.

party in the park
Rock Pape Scissors contest at the 2nd Annual Party in the Park. 1st place won a Wise Owl Hammock

If you already registered for your first event, make sure to check the calendar for upcoming events, including our HTXoutdoors Trail Scavenger Hunt in Memorial Park February 2nd (register here).

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A few highlights from the January calendar:

Exploring Brazos Bend State Park Located only 45 minutes from Houston, HTXoutdoors met at nearby Brazos Bend State Park to hike and mountain bike the trails, followed by lunch in the park.  We enjoyed seeing the local wildlife!

Mountain Bikers at Brazos Bend
Hiking Brazos Bend - Sergio
Hiking at Brazos Bend - Alligator - Sergio

Backpacking the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) A group of backpackers headed out to hike the second portion of the 96.5 mile LSHT this month.  We’ve now hiked half of the trail!

Want to learn more about the LSHT? Check out this post and keep an eye out for future posts.

Backpacking on the Lone Star Hiking Trail
Backpacking on the Lone Star Hiking Trail
Lone Star Hiking Trail
Hammock camping on the Lone Star Hiking Trail

HTXoutdoors 2nd Annual Party in the Park Our 2nd Annual Party in the Park was CHILLY, but at least we had CHILI to eat! We had members braving the cold to play a few games of volleyball, cornhole, and compete in the Rock-Paper-Scissors Contest. Congrats to our reigning RPS champion, Sy, who won a Double Person Wise Owl Hammock.

2nd annual Party in the Park.
2nd annual Party in the Park.
Natacha, rock paper scissors
Photo by Natacha @NG Photography

A big thank you to our sponsors this month!

Intro to Geocaching Several members set out to discover Geocaching, a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices, in Memorial Park this month. Attendees learned how to play and then the group set off to find nearby caches.  Each person who spotted the cache first received a prize!

Geocaching 101 in the field
Geocaching 101 in the field
Hike and Day at Galveston Island Beach
Hike and Day at Galveston Island Beach
Bikcing at Brazos Bend State Park
Bikcing at Brazos Bend State Park
Full Moon Hike followed by Lunar Eclipse
Full Moon Hike followed by Lunar Eclipse
Sergio C25K Running Group
Couch to 5k running group. photo by Segio Garcia

We look forward to seeing everyone at the events in February!

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