Monday, December 30, 2013

Are You Ready for Some Hiking?

Got any plans for New Year's Day? Don't tell me you're going to sit around the house with your eyes glued to the set watching football games. Why watch someone else have fun when you can get out and make your own fun.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department started a New Year's Day program a few years ago called First Day Hikes. Here's a quote from the TPDW web page:

"The First Day Hikes vary in difficulty and fitness levels, and range from short, leisurely nature walks through forested trails and along boardwalks, to special bird watching hikes, to climbs into the mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert. Most all hikes are guided by state park staff and volunteers and feature an interpretive message about native plants, animals or park history. The walks average one to two miles in length, but many also offer shorter or longer trek options as well. There's something for everyone!"

So, go to and scroll down the page until you find a state park near you, then make plans to get out to that park on Wednesday.

I don't know about your neck of the woods, but in San Angelo, it should be sunny and in the mid 60s on that day.

Looks like a good day for a hike.

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